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Apply to be a Student Outreach Coordinator

Former outreach coordinators share study abroad information on Cross Campus

Each year, the office hires three returned study abroad students to organize events to promote study abroad opportunities.

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Now What?

Now that you've returned to campus, here are some ways you can build upon your study abroad experience. Also, don't forget to consider your options for going abroad again.

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Connect With Other Yalies

Give advice to Yalies who are preparing to embark on their own study abroad experiences. If you signed up to be contacted in your application (MyCIPE account), then you will automatically be added to the contact list of Yale Study Abroad Alumni, which requires a Net ID and password to access. If you did not sign up in your application but wish to be contacted by other Yalies, please email

Point:Semester Study Abroad Students: Become a Study Abroad Ambassador.

Learn How to Articulate Your Study Abroad Experience

Take time to reflect on your time abroad and work on how to articulate the experience to others, including employers. 

Point:Articulate Your Study Abroad Experience Packet

Speak on a Panel

Our office gives presentations at a number of Study Abroad, Center for International and Professional Experience, and Yale College events throughout the year. We like to highlight the student perspective during these presentations, so we often select study abroad alumni to speak on a panel. If you are interested in participating in one of these panels, please email

Keep Up the Language

Sign up to be a Conversation Partner through Yale’s Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS).  This program matches international students, scholars and their spouses/partners at Yale with volunteers from the New Haven and Yale communities for language and culture exchange.

You can also join a Language Conversation Group.  OISS hosts a number of language groups that meet at the International Center weekly. The purpose of these groups threefold: to create a community of people based in language interest, to foster cross-cultural exchange, and to provide a welcoming space where people can learn at their own comfort. 

Get Involved with the Yale Greenberg World Fellows Program

There are many ways to get connect with the World Fellows program, from applying to be a liaison to attending events such as the World Fellows Night.

Visit the Macmillan Center or Yale in the World

The MacMillan Center offers more than 700 lectures, conferences, workshops, roundtables, symposia, film, and art events each year. The Yale and the World website also offers a myriad of resources by region/country.


Local secondary schools often look for interesting outside speakers for their classrooms and assemblies. Volunteer to talk about your overseas experience. Research other international or cross-cultural volunteer opportunities through such sites as Dwight Hall or VolunteerMatch