Returnee Events

UI Study Abroad hosts two events per semester for returning returning study abroad students. These events give students the opportunity to do some personal reflection on their study abroad experience, mingle with other returned students, as well as learn how to leverage their study abroad experience for professional advancement. Any student who has studied abroad is welcome to attend our returnee events regardless of how many semesters have passed.

Annual Fall Returnee Events

Study Abroad: the After Party

Thursday, Sept 10, 2015
6:00-8:00 p.m.
The Mill, 120 E Burlington St, Iowa City

Join us for a night of wanderlust and conversation! This is a fun mixer event that offers an opportunity to discuss your experience with other students and reflect on the impact of study abroad on your life in an informal setting. Between chats, stop by our "Study Abroad Confessional Booth" and take a video offering advice for future students. Pizza will be provided!
See photos from last year's After Party!

There and Back Again: Opportunities to Return Abroad

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
6:30-8:30 p.m.
100 Phillips Hall

Informational session on work, volunteer, intern, and graduate school abroad opportunities. This event is designed to offer returnees information on ways they can return abroad with international opportunities outside of credit-bearing study abroad. The event will be held in two parts over two hours. Students are encouraged to attend one or both of the sessions.


Annual Spring Returnee Events

International Pursuits: A Study Abroad Trivia Night

Date TBA
The Mill - 120 E Burlington St, Iowa City

Join us and other returned UI study abroad students for a night of food, conversation, and trivia at the Mill! Trivia will be hosted by our own Jeopardy! champion and UI study abroad advisor, Sarah McNitt.

Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience

Date TBA
1117 University Capitol Centre

Are you prepared to sell your study abroad experience in a job interview? Learn techniques to tie together your stories and experiences abroad with the skill set employers are looking for. This event will feature a panel of hiring managers, study abroad returnees who have successfully landed a job, and a representative from UI career services. Several hands-on exercises will help you walk away feeling prepared to weave your study abroad experience into your resume, cover letters, and future interviews. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the study abroad office in advance at 319-335-0353 or