Returnee Events

UI Study Abroad hosts two events per semester for returning study abroad students. These events give students the opportunity to reflect personally on their study abroad experience, mingle with other returned students, and develop techniques 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. 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 p.m.
100 Phillips Hall

Had a taste of international living and want to go abroad again?  Our experienced panel will be discussing ways to live abroad after graduation, including working abroad, graduate study/research abroad, volunteering abroad, teaching abroad, and more.  Our panelists have all had a variety of international experiences and can give you advice on what to do, what not to do and how to get started.  Come to learn, get resources and ask questions!


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 pizza, 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? Develop 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