Think your study abroad experience is over? Think again!
There are so many ways to connect your overseas program to the Lewis & Clark and Portland community. Now that you’ve returned from studying abroad, we strongly encourage you to integrate your experience at LC by sharing stories with your peers, taking courses relevant to your program, and participating in the following opportunities:
Get involved in pre-departure orientation. Help other students prepare for their journey abroad by sharing insights and best practices for going abroad. Fill out this form if you are interested in helping out during the pre-departure process.
Start organizing your photos and planning which shots you’d like to submit to the Overseas Photo Contest. Each winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Photos from Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 programs will be available for submission in our next annual photo contest in Fall 2018.
Attend the Returning from Abroad session facilitated by Valerie White (campus Ombudsperson), Melissa Osmond (Associate Director for Health Promotion), Isabelle DeMarte (Associate Professor of French), and Bridget Flaherty (Associate Director of International Students and Scholars) on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM in Stamm. Reflect on how you have changed, and will continue to do so, because of your experience. This workshop is meant for anyone who studied abroad during the spring 2017 and/or fall 2017 semesters. We will be providing snacks and desserts!
Participate in the Returning from Abroad College Outdoors Trip on the Central Oregon Coast. This is an opportunity to share stories, discuss challenges, and reconnect with Oregon. Along with College Outdoors student trip leaders, a member of the Overseas Programs staff will also accompany you on your journey. Learn about more ways to connect your experience abroad here in Portland and beyond!
Get involved with Student Leadership and Service (SLS) and engage with the greater Portland community. SLS offers ways to connect with local nonprofits and schools, explore new leadership skills, and to do something awesome with your spring break.
Learn how to leverage your study abroad experience at a Career Center event. This worksheet will also help you to reflect upon your study abroad experience. It offers tips on how to incorporate your time overseas into your resume, graduate school applications, and future career goals.
Click here to learn about more resources and opportunities for returning students.