Stay Connected by Getting Involved
Don’t let your study abroad experience end when you return to campus!
Continue to develop your cross-cultural skills and knowledge by staying connected to other students who studied away and by getting involved with globally-focused organizations, programming, and events on campus.
You may feel that your time away from campus flew by, but there are a number of ways you can stay connected to your experience and continue reaping the benefits of the skills and knowledge you gained. Here are just a few suggestions.
- Attend OGE’s welcome back event and check the college calendar for additional OGE events.
- Become a Global Ambassador to support international students during orientation.
- Intern with OGE and earn credit while gaining valuable job skills.
- Apply to work at OGE as a student intern. Jobs are listed on the Career Development Center’s JobScore Page.
- Share your experience with your Purchase peers by volunteering at an event, creating a short video of your trip or a specific topic, sharing photos, or writing a guest post for our website.
- Enroll in a course related to your host country or region.
- Enroll in a language course to maintain your verbal, listening and writing skills.
- Join a relevant student organization. There are many student clubs and organizations on campus where you can connect with like-minded peers around culture, language, and other international topics. Use Pantherlink to search organizations, find meeting times & locations, communicate with members, meet the leadership teams, and find out about events.
- Make new friends who have had similar experiences. By finding someone who may have recently had similar experiences, you share a common language about your experience and how this affected you.
- Participate in an activity sponsored by the Multicultural Center.
- Join a language conversation group.
- Engage with media from your host country.
- Keep in touch with friends you made abroad. They too may be going through similar frustrations and can likely provide support and perspective.
- Consider returning to your host country.