Keep in touch with your study abroad experience by staying active and involved in the community. Here are some ideas.
Peer Advisor Program
Students share their study abroad story at various campus events and sessions and help encourage others to participate in the experience of a lifetime. Peer advisors enhance their interpersonal communication, leadership skills and presentation skills. They also enhance their resumes by advising students in the field of education abroad. Please visit the Peer Advisor page to learn more about current advisors and for information on how to become a Peer Advisor.
International Ambassadors Program
Think back....Remember those first few days at your host institution? Was there someone who helped you adjust to life on a new campus and in a new country? As an Ambassador, you can return the favor by welcoming international students to the US and helping them adjust to BW. The Office for International Student Services organizes the International Ambassador program. Please visit ISS for more information.
Study Abroad Fair
This annual event typically takes place during the last week of September. The Study Abroad Fair is a great way for you to share your study abroad experience. During the fair you host an information table, share photos, and meet with interested students. You also get to connect with current international students who are studying at BW.
Language Conversation Partners
Meet one-on-one with international students or with BW students in the foreign language department to practice conversations in the native language of where you studied.
You have been fortunate enough to travel abroad and, hopefully, have gained a valuable new perspective on your community. Now you have the opportunity to give something back! The Office of Community Outreach arranges student-lead service projects throughout the Cleveland area. Contact OCO at x2403 for more information.
Welcome Home/Re-entry Workshop
For this workshop the Explorations Office teamed up with the Career Services Office to offer you a session on how to incorporate your study abroad experience in your resume and during job and graduate school interviews.
Global Partners Society (GPS)
This student-run organization connects future and past study abroad students, international students and any student interested in learning about cultures or languages. The group promotes international spirit and understanding through activities that are fun and educational. Examples of past activities include: a trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art and lunch in Asiatown, a trip to the West Side Market and Latin Plaza, Game Night, Movie Night, and Pot-luck dinner.
An international online community that connects past, current and potential study abroad students.
A website to connect past and current study abroad students. Member privileges include: grant opportunities, job opportunities, online magazines and newspapers, network with fellow alumni from around the world, post your resume, share stories and so much more.