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Program Description:

Longwood Lessons From Abroad Conference Award


LFA Photo CollageLongwood University is hosting the 2018 Virginia Lessons From Abroad Conference!

Welcome back from studying abroad. Whether you returned from a short program or spent a whole semester studying abroad, you’ve probably got plenty of stories to tell and experiences to unpack. Even though that term is over, you can keep learning from your time abroad back at Longwood and beyond. Lucky for you, there’s a conference in Virginia to help you stay connected to your experience, dream up new ways of engaging internationally in the future, and articulate the skills you sharpened studying abroad. Interested in learning about post-college abroad experiences? Scholarships, fellowships, and grants? Teaching English abroad? Internationally focused careers? Want to swap stories with other study abroad alums from all over Virginia? The Virginia Lessons From Abroad Study Abroad Returnee Conference is just for you. 

The Office of International Affairs encourages you to participate in this great networking and development opportunity. Thanks to a generous grant from the Longwood Parents Council, we are able to offer study abroad alumni a Longwood Lessons from Abroad Conference Award, which covers the registration fee, breakfast, and lunch on Saturday, February 3, at Longwood University. The conference runs from  9 a.m. until 4 p.m. To learn more about the conference, visit: http://www.lessonsfromabroad.org/virginia/  

In order to be eligible for the Longwood Lessons From Abroad Conference Award:
  • You must be a current Longwood University student or graduate, and
  • You must have participated in a Longwood University sponsored study abroad program.

To register for the Longwood Lessons From Abroad Conference Award, click on "Apply Now." The application deadline is Sunday, January 28, 2018. Students will be notified of next steps no later than January 29, 2018.

 

Virginia Lessons from Abroad Conference Schedule
Saturday, February 3, 2018
 
9-10 a.m.
Registration and Light Breakfast
Blackwell Ballroom Foyer, Maugans Alumni Center
 
10-11 a.m.
Welcome and Keynote Address
Blackwell Ballroom, Maugans Alumni Center
Mark Jacobs, Author and Former Foreign Service Officer
 
11-11:45 a.m.
Networking and Opportunities Fair
Blackwell Ballroom Mezzanine, Maugans Alumni Center
 
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions I

Navigating Reverse Culture Shock
Prince Edward Room, Maugans Alumni Center
Michael A. Williams, Sr., Lynchburg College
 
Showcasing Your Study Abroad Experience in Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews
Virginia Room, Maugans Alumni Center
Kip Brooks, Washington & Lee University
 
Teaching English Abroad
Martinelli Board Room, Maugans Alumni Center
Robert Anderson, Duy Tan University 
Kaitlyn Chandler, International TEFL Academy, Prague

 
Opportunities with the U.S. Department of State
207 Hiner Hall
Sarah Cline, U.S. Department of State
Laurel Voloder, U.S. Department of State

 
12:30-1:30 p.m. (panel begins at 12:45)
Lunch and Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Global Citizenship
Blackwell Ballroom, Maugans Alumni Center
Jonathan Page, Longwood University
Justin Pope, Longwood University
Laurel Voloder, U.S. Department of State

 
1:30-2:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions II

Identities Abroad
Prince Edward Room, Maugans Alumni Center 
Pernell Whitfield, James Madison University
 
Internationally Focused Careers
Virginia Room, Maugans Alumni Center
Annia Dowell-Wiltshire, Virginia Commonwealth University 
Emma Kauffman, Wilson International
Erin Weyen, British Embassy


So You Took a Few (Hundred) Photos…What Now?
Martinelli Board Room, Maugans Alumni Center
Ryan Stouffer, Longwood University

Opportunities with the U.S. Department of State
207 Hiner Hall
Sarah Cline, U.S. Department of State
Daniel Kramer, Institute for International Education

 
2:15-2:45 p.m.
Networking and Opportunities Fair
Blackwell Ballroom Mezzanine, Maugans Alumni Center
 
2:45-3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions III

Graduate School and Research Abroad
Prince Edward Room, Maugans Alumni Center 
Erin Weyen, British Embassy 
Daniel Kramer, Institute for International Education
Laurel Voloder, U.S. Department of State

 
Showcasing Your Study Abroad Experience in Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews
Virginia Room, Maugans Alumni Center
Bryan Rose, Longwood University
 
Articulating Your Study Abroad Experience
Martinelli Board Room, Maugans Alumni Center
Taryn Roberts, James Madison University
Sarah Carrier, Virginia Commonwealth University

 
Serving in the Peace Corps
207 Hiner Hall
Matthew Merritt, Peace Corps
 
3:30-4 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Raffle
Blackwell Ballroom, Maugans Alumni Center
 
 

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