Lessons from Abroad

Southwest Lessons From Abroad, Study Abroad Returnee Conference

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Lessons from Abroad is an event for study abroad alumni. Students will be able to:

  • Talk to other study abroad alumni and share their experience
  • Learn how to put their experience on a resume
  • Gain interviewing skills that demonstrate skills gained during study abroad
  • Find ways to study, work or live abroad in the future

The 2018 conference is set for Saturday, September 22nd at the University of Arizona in the Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building.

2018 Conference Schedule

For additional details on the breakout sessions below, please visit our LFA Southwest Student Handbook.

  • 9:30 a.m.: Check in & Exhibitor Fair
  • 10:00 a.m.: Welcome & Keynote Speaker- Mr. Stewart Devine, Foreign Service Officer and Diplomat in Residence, U.S. Department of State
  • 11:00 a.m.: Breakout Session I
    • Go Abroad Again: International Careers & English Abroad
    • Keeping Your Passion Alive: A Panel of International Educators Share the How To’s
    • Working in International Education
  • 11:45 a.m.: Lunch & Exhibitor Fair (included)
  • 1:00 p.m.: Breakout Session II
    • Resume Review Workshop
    • Go Aboard Again; Work, Research, Volunteer and Study Overseas
    • International Careers: Make Your Dream Job a Reality
  • 2:00 p.m.: Breakout Session III
    • Self-Awareness and the Power of the Individual in Cultural Adaptation
    • Living an Internationally-Focused Life: Learning From Other Cultures
    • Go Abroad Again: Study, Volunteer & Research
  • 3:00 p.m.: Photo Contest Results and Closing Remarks