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2013 Life After Study Abroad Conference


Saturday, October 12th


Marymount University Ballston Campus

1000 N. Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22201

 Registration Cost: $10

This year’s Life After Study Abroad Conference: The Career Benefits of Study Abroad will enable DC Area study abroad alumni to think critically about how their study abroad experience has influenced them as future professionals. Through a series of dynamic panel discussions and workshops, conference participants will be prompted to identify and articulate the specific intercultural skills and knowledge gained from study abroad and, more importantly, learn how to communicate their transferable value as essential to the professional demands of today’s rapidly globalizing economy. In addition, participants can opt to have their resumes reviewed by local professionals in order to ensure that they are effectively highlighting their international experiences as well as the intercultural competencies gained through study abroad.  Graduate school programs and long-term volunteer opportunities abroad will also be explored.

Event Timeline for Saturday, October 12th, 2013

  • 12:30-1:00pm Check In & Last-Minute Registration for unregistered attendees
  • 1:00-1:20pm Keynote Speech: Martin Tillman, President Global Career Compass
  • 1:30-2:30pm Studying and Volunteering Abroad, Panel Discussion
  • 2:40-3:20pm Concurrent Workshops (Global Leadership: Skills and Knowledge for Our Interconnected World / Beyond “It was Amazing”: How to Change the Way You Talk About Study Abroad)
  • 3:30-4:10pm Concurrent Workshops (Choosing a Career that’s Right for You: StrengthsQuest & Study Abroad / Tailoring Your Resume and Cover Letter for Career Success)
  • 4:20-5:20pm Building a Global Network, Panel Discussion
  • 5:20-5:30pm Closing Remarks
  • 5:30pm Reception

International Education Week at NOVA

Come join us for a variety of international events happening at the Annandale campus this week (Nov 12-16).


Tuesday, November 13th     

11-2pm Learn about Study Abroad and other International opportunities at NOVA (CA 1st Floor)

2-3pm Human Trafficking Film, Dr. Wofsey (CS 131)

3-4pm Arab Spring Roundtable Discussion (CS 242)


Wednesday, November 14th

11-2pm Languages, Your Passport to the World:

Stop by and test your knowledge of nine different languages and cultures. Prizes awarded. (CA Starbucks Café)

2-4pm Cultural Presentations: Brazil, Cameroon, India,

Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey (CS 121)


Thursday, November 15th

2-3pm Education for Global Citizenship Discussion, (CS 131) Global perspectives on knowledge, skills and values needed for a just and sustainable world


Friday, November 16th

9:30-10:30 AM

2:30-3:30 PM

Cultural Performances by the American Culture and

Language Institute students (CA Starbucks Café)




NOVA receives Department of State Grant to offer Study Abroad courses in Brazil!

This award granted by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will allow NOVA to increase its study abroad capacity by establishing a program in an institutionally strategic part of the world in the hopes of attracting a broad interest among both students and faculty.

 NOVA has chosen to develop this program in collaboration with the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Goias (IFG) in Brazil and will focus on creating two pilot programs in Environmental Studies and Portuguese language.  Both study abroad courses will be offered during the Spring 2014 and 2015 semesters with travel to Brazil taking place at the end of the semester.

Be on the lookout for more details on how to register for these courses in the coming year!