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Alumni Chapter Events

4:00 pm16:00

YFU Chicago Area Homecoming Event

  • Artists Cafe

Being that this date is so close to Halloween, we thought it would be fun to get everyone together for a haunted walking tour of the Chicago. Please join us at Artists’ Cafe (412 S Michigan Ave.) at 4:00 where we will kick off the event with appetizers and a meet & greet. From there, our guide will lead us on a haunted walking tour around the downtown area.  The tour is being provided by Atlantis Tour Group.

Please contact us with any questions and to RSVP!

Samantha (Chicago Chapter Chair) // 240-432-8730

Miranda (Chicago Chapter Events Co-Chair) // 847-830­2016

9:15 am09:15

Lessons From Abroad Conference

  • Youth For Understanding USA

Lessons From Abroad Returnee Conference on Saturday, October 1st 2016, hosted at the YFU USA National Office at The Event Space in Shaw (641 S Street NW, Washington, DC). Youth For Understanding has teamed up with Lessons From Abroad to offer you a dynamic and informative conference opportunity.


  • Meet other recent study abroad returnees from all over the greater Washington, D.C. area (high school and university students)
  • Hear from dynamic professionals about their experiences abroad
  • Learn how to talk about your newly acquired global skills in a job interview or college application
  • Discover how you can work or study abroad in college and beyond
  • Network with professionals working in internationally-focused jobs
  • Get your resume personally reviewed by career professionals and those with international work experience
  • Stay connected to and share stories about your study abroad experience

This is a great opportunity to network with other students and professionals. We ask that you dress business casual and bring several copies of your resume. The outline of the conference schedule is listed below to give you an idea of how the conference will be structured.


Online registration is available here. The Registration fee, which includes lunch and snack, is only $15.00 for students! You can also check Lessons From Abroad out on Facebook and Twitter!  

9:15am-9:30am                 YFU Check-in

9:30am-10:00am            Check-in and Resume Critique Registration

10:00am-10:30am           Welcome and Introduction Activities

10:30am-11:20am             Le Retour Video and Discussion

11:30am-12:30pm             Concurrent Sessions

11:30am-4:50pm               Resume Critiques

12:30pm-1:15pm                Lunch Group A

1:15pm-2:00pm                 Lunch Group B

12:30pm-2:30pm              Opportunities Fair

2:40pm-3:40pm                Concurrent Sessions

3:40pm-3:50pm                Coffee/Tea Break

3:50pm-4:50pm                 Concurrent Sessions

4:55pm-5:30pm                  Closing Remarks

5:30pm-5:46pm                 YFU Debrief

Please let me know if you have any questions.

We hope to see you there!

The Lessons From Abroad Greater DC Area Planning Committee and your Director of Alumni Engagement, Gina Palmisano

4:00 pm16:00

YFU DC International Student Welcome Party

  • 13221 Glenhill Road Silver Spring, MD, 20904 United States

The mid-atlantic region has received a new batch of international students and we would love for you to join us in welcoming them! The summer bash will take place on Sunday, August 28th from 4:00 - 7:00pm at the home of Mark and June Eakin in Silver Spring, MD. We would appreciate you RSVPing to the event here

11:00 am11:00

YFU Bay Area Alumni International Potluck

  • Tilden Park

You're invited to join in for an internationally themed potluck, think Brazilian Churrasco, German Bratwurst, Moroccan Tagine, Korean BBQ, Japanese Yakitori, Indian Tandoori, African Braai, Caribbean Rice and Beans, etc. Please RSVP by emailing We look forward to seeing you there!

6:30 pm18:30

WDC Alumni Chapter Meet and Greet

  • We the Pizza

Please join us for a dinner meeting on Thursday August 18th at 6:30pm at We the Pizza on Capitol Hill. They have great pizza and are located a few blocks from the Capitol Hill Metro Stop. 

While we enjoy dinner, we'll network and make plans for alumni events and YFU volunteer activities through the end of 2016.

RSVP to let us know that you will be joining! 

5:30 pm17:30

Bay Area Alumni Chapter Kick-Off

  • Consulate General of Ireland

Please join us as we kickoff our first official Alumni Chapter even in the Bay Area at the Consulate General of Ireland in San Francisco. 

Light snacks and beverages will be provided. 

Special guest speaker from the Irish Consulate will address the local Bay Area Alumni Group. 

12:00 pm12:00

Puget Sound Alumni Chapter Kick-Off

  • Kubota Garden

What: Alumni Picnic & Japanese Garden Tour (bring your own lunch, soft drinks provided)

When: Sunday June 12, Noon to 3pm - rain or shine, show up anytime!

Where: Kubota Garden located in south Seattle. This is a public park, please no smoking or alcohol.

RSVP: Join the event on our Facebook Group.

*More details will be provided closer to the event