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A newsletter for study abroad returnees: information, events and stories to inspire you to continue building on your international experience.
"WELCOME BACK"
Willkommen. Bienvenue. Vitej.

We hope your study abroad experience we rewarding. We also hope it doesn't end there, and you will continue pursuing international education and experiences in the future. As you come back and get settled, please share your stories with us and our campus community.
Submit a Returned Student Profile

Fill out your profile form online. Share your experiences from abroad and help us showcase the diversity of IAP study abroad programs and student perspectives. Filling out a profile is a great way for you to reflect on your time abroad and articulate your experience. Your Returned Student Profile will also become a resource for other students seeking your peer perspective.
EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Study Abroad Fair

September 18, 2018
1:30-6:00 p.m.
Union South, Varsity Hall

Sign up to volunteer here. As a volunteer at the fair, you can help staff a table promoting the benefits of studying abroad with your own experience! Bringing photos and mementos from your experience is encouraged. Thank you to all those volunteering! Not able to volunteer? We still hope you can visit us.
 
Teaching English Abroad Info Session

September 17, 2018
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Union South, Varsity Hall (During the Public Service Fair)

International Internship Program (IIP) and the Language Institute are hosting an information session for students interested in teaching English abroad.
 
IRIS Fall Welcome - Open House

September 28, 2018
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
The University Club (1st floor library/dining room/reception area)

Register Online: Eventbrite Registration
Find the event on Facebook
Find the event on the Events Calendar

Join the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) for a fall "welcome" open to faculty, staff and students. Whether you're currently declared within IRIS-affiliated majors and certificates, or considering a move into these areas, this is an ideal opportunity to connect with others on campus in this community.
Global Cafe

Drop in conversation gathering over drinks and snacks. Make new friends from around the world. Catch up with other study abroad returnees. Practice a language. Learn about different cultures. Build connections around the world.
Fall 2018 Dates
September 13
September 27 - Hosted by IAP!
October 11
October 25
November 8
November 29

Time & Location
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
MSC Lounge, Red Gym, 2nd Floor
OPPORTUNITIES
SFS is Hiring

The School for Field Studies (SFS) is hiring program interns for some of their field sites. This could be an interesting opportunity for recent grads, and one to keep an eye on if your are planning to graduate soon. Find out more on the SFS website.
Peace Corps

Come in to chat with the Campus Recruiter about Peace Corps, open positions, and navigating the application process.

For more information, you can reach the UW-Madison campus recruiter at:
peacecorps@international.wisc.edu
http://peacecorps.wisc.edu 

Walk-in Advising hours are normally scheduled:
Wednesdays from 11am – 1pm and
Thursdays from 2pm – 4pm
Souvenirs

Publish your travel photography or writing. Find out how to submit work, or get involved with the student publication, via their website: http://souvenirsmadison.com/.
Returned Student Resources
We offer a base of resources for returned students on our website. Join us for events like Global Cafe, International Trivia Night, and volunteering at the Study Abroad Fair (fall) or orientation events (fall/spring). Be in the know on international related opportunities and follow what young alumni have done in our newsletter - Badgers Beyond Abroad. Stay connected. Keep in touch.
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