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 dinner facilitated by Valerie White (campus ombuds), Melissa Osmond (Associate Director for Health Promotion), Isabelle DeMarte (Associate Professor of French), and Bridget Flaherty (Associate Director of International Students and Scholars) Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 6:00 PM in Smith Hall. 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 fall 2017 and/or spring 2018 semesters. We will be providing dinner! RSVP before September 18th.
Participate in the Returning From Abroad College Outdoors Trip. Spend a day in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge and connect with fellow participants from fall ’17 and spring ’18 Overseas and Off-Campus programs! This is an opportunity to share stories, discuss challenges, and reconnect with Oregon. We’ll visit some of the Gorge’s lesser known falls and take in the autumn scenery. The natural power and beauty of these waterfalls has to be seen to be believed!
Attend the Lessons From Abroad conference at Portland State University November 3, 2018. Participants will: Discover an international community of peers in the Pacific northwest, Learn to build linkages between skills gained abroad with professional and personal goals, ans Explore new opportunities to go abroad again. Professionals are set to host interactive sessions about how to articulate your time abroad in your resume and job interviews, and how to make the most of your global job search. To learn more, click here.
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.