Whether you’re interested in earning academic credit, paying it forward by helping students who might be considering an international experience, looking for new opportunities to get abroad or just want to make some extra money (yes, you read that right!), there are many ways to stay connected to the time you spent abroad.
Here are just a few (of many!) ways to keep your international experience alive through opportunities and events right here on campus.
|Join the International Buddy Program||Events kick off on September 4, 2017||
Remember your first few days abroad? Did you have a local student or staff member to assist you with the transition? Become a Buddy to an incoming exchange student and help them get acclimated to life at UM!
|Attend the Resume Workshop||TBD||Work with ECRC & IPE advisors to fine-tune your resume and Effectively Share Your International Experience with Employers|
|Volunteer at the IPE Fair||September 13, 2017 10:30am-2:00pm||Contact your IPE Advisor if you’re interested in staffing a table at the IPE Fair to share your experiences and promote your program to future travelers|
|Wear your Engineers Abroad pin at Career Fair||September 18-19, 2017||
Need a good way to start the conversation with employers about your international experience? Pick up a free button at the IPE office, beginning September
|Enter the IPE Photo Contest||Due October 27, 2017||Submit your photos and stories for prizes, and you may see your photos on future IPE marketing materials|
|Take UC 287: Integrative Intercultural Study||
Meets September – October, 2017
In this dynamic 1-credit course offered through the Center for Global and Intercultural Study, join other U-M students who have just returned from abroad to reflect on your experiences and build on what you learned
|Participate in the Intercultural Leadership Seminar||October 16, 2017||Share the new skills you’ve learned abroad by joining other U-M students and international students to further develop your leadership and intercultural communication skills|
|Attend the International Opportunities Fair||October 19, 2017||
Interested in working, interning, or volunteering abroad again or after you graduate? Attend this annual event at the Michigan Union to meet companies and programs.
|Explore International Career Pathways||Series from September-November, 2017||
Learn more about international careers (work, internships, volunteering and research) and network with professionals.
|International Education Week||November 13-17, 2017||Join us for our International Education Week Events and engage with international students and U-M students who have been abroad.|
|Submit your stories to the Lost in Translation event||TBD||The International Career Pathways series closes out with this yearly event; return students share their stories of memorable moments from their travels. Submit to tell your story, or just come enjoy!|
|Speak on information panels for prospective students||Fall semester 2017||
IPE and other campus offices host numerous information panels throughout the semester designed to feature return student experiences and voices to encourage the next generation of CoE students to go abroad. Contact your IPE Advisor if you’re interested in getting involved!
|Enter the Cooley Writing Contest||Deadline for submissions: January 2018||This writing contest includes a category for international experiences|
|Declare the International Minor for Engineers||Anytime!||16-credit minor that includes a 6-week international experience, language proficiency, and coursework in international topics.|
|Become an e-mail advisor||Anytime!||
Contact your IPE Advisor if you’re interested in being listed as an e-mail contact for prospective students to contact to learn more about your experiences.
Thank you and remember, Go Blue! Go Global!