ROC Your Global Future: Rochester Area Study Abroad Returnee Conference
If you have recently studied, interned, volunteered, worked or lived abroad, you are invited to the ROC Your Global Future conference. This is a networking and career development opportunity where study abroad returnees representing colleges from the greater Rochester, NY area come together to connect, reflect, share, network and explore additional international opportunities. Eleven Rochester-area colleges participate and the conference is held every fall. For more details visit the ROC Your Global Future website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Engagement Seminar
Upon your return, you will attend the Global Engagement Seminar, a program designed to help you “unpack” your experiences. You will learn valuable tools for communicating the skills you gained overseas to future employers during your co-op/job search and is also a great way to share your experiences, your photos and your excitement with each other. You will receive information on the date of the Global Engagement Seminar after you return from your study abroad program.
Participate in the Global Learning Symposium
The Global Learning Symposium is an event that takes place each spring that showcases your academic accomplishments from your study abroad experience and is hosted by the RIT Education Abroad office. Students have the opportunity to share a class project, research findings, portfolio/display of creative work, internship project or volunteer project from your time abroad. A call for proposals is typically extended in September each year and all returned study abroad students are able to participate. For more information, contact Michelle Fitz at email@example.com.
Global Ambassador Program
Did you have a life changing experience while studying abroad? Was there something you learned that you wished you had been told before you left? Work as a Global Ambassador for RIT Global and make an impact on other students as they prepare for their own profound overseas journey! Even if you only went abroad for a few weeks, consider being a Global Ambassador. As a Global Ambassador you will help us recruit students by sharing your personal experience, photos and advice with students through a variety of RIT Global events including the Study Abroad Fair, information tables, Pre-Departure etc. and by connecting with students one-on-one. The Global Ambassador is a paid position, and we recruit students at the beginning of each semester. For more information contact Claire DelMonte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in going overseas again for an extended amount of time to earn a Master’s degree, teach English or conduct research, consider applying for a prestigious fellowship such as the Fulbright, Rhodes or Marshall. Please visit the Fellowships section of this website for more information.
Other Opportunities to Go Abroad
Still have the bug? There are many other ways you can go overseas and former study abroad candidates are usually good candidates for these opportunities. Visit the links below to learn more.
Graduate School Abroad
- Accredited graduate schools abroad - provides detailed information on higher education systems and credentials around the world.
Become A Global Citizen
A global citizen is someone who identifies with being part of an emerging world community and whose actions contribute to building this community's values and practices. As a returned study abroad student you have a unique opportunity to continue to build on your experience by getting involved in various ways:
- Continue studying a foreign language or learn a new language. Use language apps like DuoLingo or software like Rosetta Stone.
- Befriend a newly arrived international student. You might remember how difficult it was when you first arrived in your host-country and how nice it would have been to have a friend available to help you adjust to a new country. Volunteer with RIT International Student Services or with the RIT English Language Center.
- Join the RIT Global Union or other RIT international or cultural club to volunteer and participate in international events on campus.
- Get involved in your local community by volunteering with international organizations in Rochester or your hometown.