Opportunities to Stay Connected
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, PAVL 124. 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