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story by Trixie Cordova

Have you recently gone abroad to study, intern, volunteer, or teach? Did you have a life-changing experience during your time abroad? Are you interested in exploring how those experiences will continue to impact your future? Have you been searching for a community of people who feel the same way? Are you ready to meet other young study abroad returnees from around the country?

If so, consider joining Diversity Abroad’s Global Student Leadership Summit in Atlanta, GA next April! The Global Student Leadership Summit (GSLS) is held during our annual Diversity Abroad Conference, and next year will mark the second year we’ve hosted the GSLS. It’s a unique opportunity to meet students with similar interests and experiences as yours, and will be a great chance for you to network with International Education professionals.

You’ll become one of the few alumni who can say they have participated in this unique, one of a kind opportunity. Last year, students gathered to participate in workshops on diversity, intercultural learning, and explored the international aspects of their careers. They also met Program Directors, State Department representatives, and professionals from around the world who value global learning experiences, especially for students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.

Over the course of two days, GSLS participants bonded during their time in New Orleans. They took part in their own special workshops and sessions, which covered topics such as:

  • Your International Experience and Your Career

  • A Whole New World of Opportunities: International Fellowships, Grad School, and Job Opportunities

  • Beyond Study Abroad: What Your International Experience Can Do for Your Leadership Potential

  • More Than Paying It Forward: Talking to Your Peers About Going Abroad

  • Putting Your Intercultural Competence to Work

  • Your Diversity Abroad: The Role of Identity in Study Abroad

If you are interested in becoming a part of this growing community, speak with your study abroad office today! In order to attend, you must be nominated by your study abroad office. You can read more about the nomination process on the conference website here:

Priority nomination deadlines close on January 31, 2016 so you’ve got plenty of time to learn more. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay tuned and learn more!

Trixie Cordova


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