Education Abroad
Returning to Campus

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 new found interests right here in our own Seattle community. 

    Education Abroad Office Opportunities

    Welcome Back Re-Entry Dinners

    Re-entry Dinners are held once 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.

     Quarterly Re-Entry Workshops

    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.

     Global Ambassadors

    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 2014-2015 Global Ambassador Program. Global Ambassadors 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 to the Education Abroad Office, PAVL 124.

    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.

    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
    • Childhaven
    • 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