**PLEASE NOTE: The 2014 MN Study Abroad Returnee Conference is on hold.  Stay tuned for details on future developements from the committee**

Since 2007, there has been a MN Study Abroad Returnee Conference.   Held each fall, this conference is a partnership of more than a dozen institutions from across the state of Minnesota. The conference was designed to fit the unique needs of recent study abroad returnees. This conference brought more than one-hundred students each year from around the state who have spent part of their academic career abroad together to explore coming home. Each year, conference activities are planned to help bring your study abroad experience full circle. At this conference, students had the ability to can share your stories from abroad; discuss how to transition back to student life in Minnesota; attend sessions on international careers, volunteering locally and internationally, teaching and working abroad, telling your story using technology, or learn about graduate school options here and abroad. In 2013, due to low enrollment we had to cancel the conference.  Please note the committee has decided to postpone the 2014 Conference.  Though there will not be a conference offered to students in 2014, the planning committee is dedicated to articulating a new purpose and direction for a statewide collaboration on this subject.   Please continue to use this website since there are many returnee programming resources available to students and professionals alike.

Conference Details

Large Group Session: Beyond Amazing and Awesome: Crafting Your Passport of Skills. Find the resources used in this presentation here

Thinking about life after college? This interactive session will help you craft your study abroad stories for a future employer.  During this session, you will work on how to identify the skills and qualities you developed while abroad and put them to work in the job search. Learn more about the Presenters.

Rotating Sessions- Rescources from these sessions are found on the Right hand side of this website.

You will attend two different rotating sessions as a part of the conference. Some are very practical in nature, others are more reflective.  These sessions are designed to help explore specific re-entry issues more deeply. Detailed descriptions of the rotating sessions.

Conference Materials

    Beyong Amazing and Awesome: Crafting your Passport of Skills

    Go Abroad Again: Teaching and Short Term Work

    Get Engaged: Local and International Opportunities

    Digging Deeper: Stories and Identity

    Graduate School at Home and Abroad

    So How Was It? An Introduction to Digital Storytelling 

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