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.
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 the Education Abroad office and make an impact on other students as they prepare for their own profound overseas journey! As a Global Ambassador you will help us recruit students by sharing your personal experience, photos and advice with students through a variety of Education Abroad events including the Study Abroad Fair, information tables, pre-departure meeting, etc. and by connecting with students one-on-one. Global Ambassadors are paid student employees of the Education Abroad office and can expect to work about 20 hours each semester.
- Get paid for the time you work
- Meet other study abroad participants
- Gain leadership experience to put on your resume
- Help other students have a life-changing study abroad experience
- Study abroad swag
Global Ambassador applications are typically open at the end of August and students will apply through the Compass. All returned students should watch for emails during August with more information. 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.
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 and provost Dr. Jeremy Haefner. 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 March each year and all returned study abroad students are able to participate. For more information, contact Michelle Fitz at email@example.com.
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.