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You might be back in America, but that doesn't mean you have to completely abandon the life you led abroad. There are many opportunities to engage cross-culturally or to pursue your new found interests right here in your own community.
Re-entry Brown Bags are held several times over a quarter for returning study abroad students. It's an opportunity to connect with other study abroad alumni, find local opportunities for cultural engagement and involvement, and begin to discern your rich and transformative experience.
In collaboration with Career Services, Campus Ministry, and the Office of Fellowships a variety of workshops are offered for returning study abroad students. Past topics included; resume building, reflection, and funding opportunities to go abroad again. Our hope is with specialized workshops students have the chance to explore the re-entry process in more detail.
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 Global Ambassador Program. Global Ambassadors will:
To apply: Print out and complete the attached application. Return completed application to the Education Abroad Office, PAVL 124.
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.
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.
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.
Work with the CCE 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.
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.
The GAP program offers students the opportunity to declare a specialization in global awareness through participating in multicultural experiences in Seattle, taking globally-focused course work, volunteering, and working with on-campus cultural organizations.
Campus Ministry offers service immersions, providing students with an opportunity to challenge themselves by exploring faith and justice in communities across the globe.
The CCE offers a variety of volunteer opportunities with cultural organizations and/or organizations that serve diverse and multicultural populations. Contact the CCE for details. Here is a list of organizations CCE partners with that may be of interest to study abroad returnees: