Welcome back! Returning home from your time abroad can sometimes feel like as much as an adjustment as going abroad. It is all part of the development process and should be viewed as an integral part of your education abroad experience.
To keep your experience alive, continue your global mindset development and perhaps fulfill those ‘travel-bug’ needs. We have compiled a list of resources to help you reflect, articulate and integrate your newly acquired global skillset. You will also find important information transferring your overseas coursework back to Babson.
Education Abroad & Your Career
Top 10 Tips for Leveraging Your International Experience
Build upon your international experience, on campus and off.
Utilize your global network including Babson alumni and connections you made abroad.
Identify lessons learned and skills developed.
Define your personal growth in terms of your next step.
Apply your entrepreneurial passions to your international pursuits!
-Adapted from “A Student Guide to Study Abroad,” published by IIE and AIFS
Education Abroad Photo Contest
In celebration of International Education Week, the Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education sponsors a campus-wide Education Abroad Photo Contest every fall semester, usually in November.
If you have recently returned from an educational experience overseas or at Babson as an exchange/international student, the Education Abroad Photo Contest is a great way to share your experience and contribute to the global understanding of the greater Babson community. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to enter up to two photos to be considered for judging. Share your story with a photo!
Keep your education abroad experience alive! Here are a few suggestions to stay involved, give back to the community and, continue developing your global mindset:
Volunteer at the Fall Education Abroad Fair, a pre-departure orientation or information sessions
Get involved with an internationally-focused or multicultural organization on campus