You might be back in America, but that doesn't mean you have to completely abandon the life you led abroad. There are innumerable opportunities to engage cross-culturally or to pursue your newfound interests right here in our own Seattle community.
Education Abroad Office Opportunities
Student Advisory Council- The EAO is seeking a group of motivated and committed study abroad returnees with a passion for study abroad and international engagement to join our 2012-2013 Student Advisory Council. Committee members will:
- Reflect on their study abroad experiences in order to improve pre-departure, advising, and returnee processes
- Plan campus-wide cultural events that promote global engagement and draw from student experiences abroad
- Develop returnee programming to aid returning students in their transition back to campus
- Mentor outgoing study abroad students prior to their departure
- Assist in pre-departure health, safety, and culture orientations
To apply: Print out and complete the attached application. Return completed application and a copy of your resume to the Education Abroad Office, Xavier 181. You may also complete the fillable application and email to email@example.com.
College of Art & Sciences Photo Competition- Submit photos that address the theme "Imagining the World" to the annual Arts & Sciences Photo Competition for a chance to win great prizes and be showcased in an exhibit at the Kinsey Gallery. Click here for details. NOTE: The deadline for submissions will be early Fall 2012.
Seattle University Opportunities
International Student Center - Volunteer at one of the many ISC cultural events such as the International Dinner and International Week, or apply to be an iBuddy, a program that pairs current students with international students for friendship, cultural, or language exchange.
Office of Multicultural Affairs - Join one of the many international student clubs to stay culturally engaged or register for a social justice training around issues of diversity or multiculturalism.
Center for Service & Community Engagement- Work with the CSCE to find local volunteer opportunities with non-profits, get involved with the Children’s Literacy Project, or learn more about the Seattle University Youth Initiative which connects the SU community to the surrounding neighborhood.
Office of the Fellowships- Further your international experience by applying for a fellowship, grant, or scholarship. These opportunities include prestigious awards like the Fulbright Grant, Truman Scholarship, Rhode Scholarship, or Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship.
Global Awareness Program- The GAP program offers students the opportunity to declare a specialization in global awareness through participating in multicultural experiences in Seattle, taking globally-focused coursework, volunteering, and working with on-campus cultural organizations.
Campus Ministry- Campus Ministry offers service immersions, providing students with an opportunity to challenge themselves by exploring faith and justice in underserved communities accross the globe.
Greater Seattle Opportunities
Center for Service & Community Engagement- The CSCE offers a variety of volunteer opportunities with cultural organzations and/or organzations that serve diverse and multicultural populations. Contact the CSCE for details. Here is a list of organzations CSCE partners with that may be of interest to study abroad returnees:
- Asian Counseling and Referral Services
- Community Coalition for Environmental Justice
- Community Lunch on Capitol Hill
- Earth Corps
- El Centro de la Raza
- First Place
- Full Life Care
- L'Arche Noah Sealth
- Lifelong AIDS Alliance
- Refugee Women's Alliance
- SCCC Basic Studies Tutoring Program
- Upward Bound- NSCC
- Yesler Computer Lab
- Youth Tutoring Program