Re-Entry Resources

You’ve had a great experience abroad—now what? Come in to chat with the Augsburg Abroad staff about your experience and how to integrate it into your next semester, your career plans, and your life! Here are a few other “re-entry” ideas:

Back from Abroad, Now What…?

Tuesday, September 9, 5:30 – 7:30

Augsburg Abroad is celebrating the return of students who have studied abroad any time during 2013-2014. Come join us for some FUN and FOOD as we share the memories and experiences everyone has had while abroad.  We hope to help students:

  • find meaning in and the importance of their experiences
  • learn how to integrate study abroad into their future
  • consider how to leverage your study abroad experience into your career plans

Annual Study Abroad Photo Contest

Start looking for your best pictures from abroad to submit to the contest. The winning photos–one in each category: landscapes/cityscapes, photojournalism, and portraits– will be unveiled in February at a reception and will be displayed in Old Main. Check back soon for more details.

To see last years winners, stop by the second floor of Old Main or click here for a slide show.

Share your photos with us

Augsburg Abroad is always looking for great photos that students have taken on their study abroad programs. Students on a sand dune in Namibia, locals in a cafe in Turkey, children playing a local game in Korea—any and all photos are welcome. Your photo could even encourage current and future Augsburg students to study abroad themselves. Send your photos to us at abroad@augsburg.edu.

Take this keystone course to incorporate your study abroad experience into the classroom:

KEY 480 Issues in Global Interdependence (Spring Semester): Investigate what it means for you to be a global citizen through an in depth look at a current topic. Past topics include terrorism and issues in education, environment, and politics. Students are expected to draw from their past experience of their study abroad host country as well as current events in the country.Prerequisites: Students must have at least junior standing and have completed a study abroad experience.

Volunteer or work for Augsburg Abroad

We have several opportunities for our study abroad alumni to get involved and to encourage other students to participate in study abroad programs. Examples include participating in International Education Week activities (each November), helping out at our study abroad fairs, or working as a peer adviser in our office. Contact abroad@augsburg.edu for more details.

Intern, volunteer, or work at an organization with an international focus

The Twin Cities is home to numerous organizations that serve to local immigrant communities or have an international reach.  You could be an ESL tutor, mentor newly-arrived refugees, promote human rights, advocate for environmental justice, tutor immigrant youth…the possibilities are many! Contact the Strommen Career and Internship Center (www.augsburg.edu/strommen) to get started on researching these types of opportunities.

What’s Up with Culture?

Check out the “Welcome Back! Now What?” module of the “What’s Up with Culture?” site – it helps students prepare for their reentry transition and reflect on their intercultural experiences and learning.