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Alumni Chapter Events

Sep
17
10:00am10:00am

Lessons From Abroad (LFA) - Rocky Mountains

  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you looking for a captive audience with whom to share your study abroad experiences, or are you seeking new ways to study, travel, or work abroad again?

If so, then we invite you to attend the Rocky Mountain Lessons from Abroad Conference — it will be held on Sunday, September 17th, 2017 at Metro State University in Denver, CO.

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Sep
30
10:00am10:00am

Lessons From Abroad (LFA) - Rochester Area

  • State University of New York (SUNY) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you looking for a captive audience with whom to share those experiences, or are you seeking new ways to study, travel, or work abroad again? If so, then we invite you to attend the first annual Lessons From Abroad Rochester Area Study Abroad Returnee Conference.

The conference will take place on September 30, 2017 at SUNY Geneseo, New York.

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May
20
12:30pm12:30pm

International Potluck Lunch- YFU Houston Alums

Welcome all YFU Alums in Houston- bring your favorite dish from the country you exchanged to or simply a dish you enjoy making and sharing! The event is free but all who attend do need to bring a food item to share with at least 8+ servings. Please RSVP with items you will bring. We will have access to a fridge and oven/microwave to keep things cool/warm- but no cooking onsite so please prepare all food beforehand. Plenty of plugs in the room if you want to bring a crockpot to plug in. This event is for YFU alums only. Plenty of free parking infront of and behind the center.

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Mar
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Southeast Michigan Alumni Chapter Kick-off

  • 1221 Beal Avenue Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will be gathering for food and conversation on University of Michigan's North Campus in Ann Arbor in the Lurie Engineering Center located at 1221 Beal Ave. We're delighted to be meeting in the College of Engineering's impressive, Dean's General Motors Conference Room on the 3rd floor. Parking is available in the visitor lots located either behind the Walgreen Drama Center on Murfin Avenue or on Hayward St. near the intersection of Draper Drive.

Come be a part of this unique and exciting opportunity where you'll meet many new people who share your YFU experience. This event is a great chance to get involved from the very beginning as we launch what is sure to be, based on the large number of alumni in our area, a very active and involved Southeast Michigan YFU Alumni Chapter! 

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Mar
9
to Mar 11

Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSCTFL) in Chicago

An interesting opportunity to speak of your YFU experience is available from March 9 - March 11, by joining YFU Staff at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSCTFL) at the Palmer House Hilton. Alumni are welcome at the exhibitor's booth for two hour shifts. Prior brief training will be provided to keep you up to date on YFU's current Study AbroadClassroom Excursionsvolunteer and hosting options! Educators, and language instructors in particular, are key influencers for our potential study abroad participants - as are alumni. If interested in promoting YFU through sharing your journey please email Heather Deno at hdeno@yfu.org by Wednesday, March 1.

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Mar
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

New York Alumni Chapter Kick-off

Join us Tuesday, March 7th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Kaia, 1614 3rd Ave to kick-off the New York YFU Alumni Chapter. You'll enjoy appetizers with new friends that have shared your YFU experience. This event is a unique and exciting opportunity to get involved from the very beginning as we launch our New York YFU Alumni Chapter. Please click here to RSVP.

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Feb
27
11:00am11:00am

Interact with Students from Japan at their Houston Reporting Session

1,100 Japanese students and young professionals are coming to the United States between November 2016 and March 2017. YFU, working together with JICE (Japan International Cooperation Center), provides students with week-long cultural exchange experiences. Part of the program is open to the public, and we'd like to extend the invitation to alumni to join us on Monday, February 27th at the Double Tree Suites by Hilton Houston by Galleria at the students' session to hear about their time in Houston. For further details and to RSVP for a Reporting Session please email jaloys@yfu.org.

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Feb
27
11:00am11:00am

Interact with Students from Japan at their Reporting Session - Houston

1,100 Japanese students and young professionals are coming to the United States between November 2016 and March 2017. YFU, working together with JICE (Japan International Cooperation Center), will provide students with a week-long cultural exchange experience. Part of the program is open to the public, and we'd like to extend the invitation to alumni to join us on Monday, February 27th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the University of St. Thomas, Ahern Room Crooker Center, 3909 Graustark St. Houston, TX 77006 at the students' session to hear about their time in Houston. For further details and to RSVP for a Reporting Session please email jaloys@yfu.org.

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Feb
25
9:30am 9:30am

Galveston Mardi Gras Celebration

Join the Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday, February 25 along with 48 exchange students, host families, and volunteers from all around Texas! Alumni are invited to the tailgate party from 9:30 - 12:00 located in a parking lot near the Strand (26th & Mechanic). The tailgate is free, but please bring food and drink to share. You may park in the lot by the tailgate, be sure to mention you are part of Ellen's Krewe YFU to get the $20 parking pass. The Krewes present will then be in the parade and alumni are free to grab a spot and watch. The parade will likely be quite crowded, so Ellen has several $10 Gate Passes to view the parade on a first come first serve basis. For more details please contact Ellen Eastham at eeastham@prodigy.net.
 

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Feb
13
11:00am11:00am

Interact with Students from Japan at their Puget Sound Reporting Session

1,100 Japanese students and young professionals are coming to the United States between November 2016 and March 2017. YFU, working together with JICE (Japan International Cooperation Center), provides students with week-long cultural exchange experiences. Part of the program is open to the public, and we'd like to extend the invitation to alumni to join us on Monday, February 13th, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Coast Bellevue Hotel at the students' session to hear about their time in Seattle. For further details and to RSVP for a Reporting Session please email lzirk@yfu.org.

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Feb
4
9:00am 9:00am

Lessons From Abroad Conference Chicago

Did studying abroad change your life?
At the Lessons From Abroad Returnee Conference you will:
Learn how to discuss your acquired global skills in interviews.
Discover how you can live a global life and work or study abroad after graduation.
Network with professionals and returning students.
Register now at http://bit.ly/2fDjyet
For more information visit http://www.lessonsfromabroad.org/chicago/

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Jan
30
11:00am11:00am

Interact with Students from Japan at their DC Reporting Session

1,100 Japanese students and young professionals are coming to the United States between November 2016 and March 2017. YFU, working together with JICE (Japan International Cooperation Center), provides students with week-long cultural exchange experiences. Part of the program is open to the public, and we'd like to extend the invitation to alumni to join us on Monday, January 30th, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn Key Bridge at the students' session to hear about their time in Washington DC. For further details and to RSVP for a Reporting Session please email khorst@yfu.org.

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Jan
28
11:00am11:00am

Chicago Study Abroad Interview Day

Don't miss your chance to interact with our prospective Study Abroad students at the Chicago land area Interview Day on Saturday, January 28. All of our prospective students are required to undergo an interview to gain insights into their readiness to become an international exchange participant. If you're interested in being a part of this important step in the process, please contact Donna Williams at dwilliams@yfu.org.

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Jan
23
11:00am11:00am

Interact with Students from Japan at their Houston Reporting Session

1,100 Japanese students and young professionals are coming to the United States between November 2016 and March 2017. YFU, working together with JICE (Japan International Cooperation Center), YFU provides students with week-long cultural exchange experiences. Part of the program is open to the public, and we'd like to extend the invitation to alumni to join us on Monday, January 23rd, at the Double Tree Suites by Hilton Houston by Galleria at the students' session to hear about their time in Houston. For further details and to RSVP for a Reporting Session please email jaloys@yfu.org.

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Oct
23
4:00pm 4:00pm

YFU Chicago Area Homecoming Event

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) yfuchicagoalumni@gmail.com // 240-432-8730

Miranda (Chicago Chapter Events Co-Chair) capmirandayfu@gmail.com // 847-830­2016

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Oct
1
9:15am 9:15am

Lessons From Abroad Conference

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.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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.

REGISTRATION

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!  

SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCE EVENTS
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
http://www.lessonsfromabroad.org/greater-dc-area/

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Aug
28
4:00pm 4:00pm

YFU DC International Student Welcome Party

  • 13221 Glenhill Road Silver Spring, MD, 20904 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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Aug
21
2:00pm 2:00pm

YFU Puget Sound Alumni BrasilFest

In the spirit of the summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, please join us at the 18th Annual BrasilFest, a celebration of Brazilian culture and traditions. There will be live music, dance, and performances, and a chance to connect with local YFU alumni! Please RSVP by emailing yfupugetsoundalumni@gmail.com or via Facebook

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Aug
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

WDC Alumni Chapter Meet and Greet

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.

Please
RSVP to let us know that you will be joining! 

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Jun
12
12:00pm12:00pm

Puget Sound Alumni Chapter Kick-Off

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

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