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Coming Home

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

  1. Build upon your international experience, on campus and off.
  2. Utilize your global network including Babson alumni and connections you made abroad.
  3. Identify lessons learned and skills developed.
  4. Define your personal growth in terms of your next step.
  5. Incorporate your experience into your job-search materials and interviews. Meet with a Babson Career Counselor.
  6. Seek out opportunities to work on global, virtual teams.
  7. Refocus your professional development to incorporate your newly acquired international and multicultural skillset.
  8. Leverage language skills.
  9. Go abroad again.
  10. 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!    

Please note: By submitting your photos to the contest you are giving the Glavin Office and Babson College tacit permission to display and us the photos in future marketing. Photos should be taken in a location while engaging in educational endeavors (JMCFE, Semester/Academic year abroad, Electives Abroad, outings with EAPA's, etc.)  Do not submit photos of you or Babson affiliates engaging in dangerous or otherwise compromising activities or attire.  No skydiving or bungee jumping photos please.  International students, faculty, and staff can submit photos taken in the U.S.  You do not have to appear in the photo.

For more information please go to www.babson.edu/iew or contact bchin@babson.edu.

Returnee Resources

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