Returning from Abroad
Life After Study Abroad
The Center for Study Abroad organizes a variety of programs to help study abroad returnees readjust to life back in Rochester. You can look forward to attending a "Welcome Back" reception, and to participating in a student-to-student "chat room" during your return semester. You can become a study abroad "peer adviser" and share your experiences with underclassmen who are interested in overseas study. If you'd like to get even more involved, there are always opportunities to work in the Center for Study Abroad, to help organize future orientations, design bulletin boards, work on the UR There guide, or other projects.
Tips from the Career Center:
- Mail or email thank you notes and update letters to all of your contacts.
- Update your resume with information about study abroad experience. Stop by the Career Center to have a counselor look it over and assist you in posting it in CareerLink.
- Schedule an appointment with a counselor, if you haven't already, so you can learn how to participate in on campus recruiting, maintain awareness of postings, and discuss your plans for the future!
Additional study abroad opportunities:
Students often return from abroad only to begin thinking about how they might get back overseas again. The "Take 5" Scholars Program and the fellowships for graduate studies are two avenues for accomplishing this goal. Other opportunities include the Peace Corps and similar international volunteer programs. Some of these opportunities have early application deadlines, and may require you to begin the process while you're overseas.