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641 S St NW Suite 200


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Lessons From Abroad Conference

  • Youth For Understanding USA 641 S Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)

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