Alumni

Opportunities to share your experience

Would you like to volunteer to share your study abroad experiences with other students here at UNL? If so, consider serving as a Study Abroad On-Call Speaker. Throughout the school year, we ask students to accompany the Education Abroad staff to speaking engagements to talk about studying abroad. Often, we need a “student voice” to describe to students exactly why studying abroad can be such a powerful experience. If you’d like to be on our list, please email us at: educationabroad@unl.edu with the phrase “On-Call Speakers” in the subject line.

Advice on what to do next

Education Abroad Coordinators are happy to meet with students upon their return to talk about how to re-integrate themselves on campus after their summer, semester, or year away. You may also want to get in touch with UNL Career Services and discuss how you can describe the skills and experiences you had while abroad so that future employers will get the most out of your resume.

Future International Opportunities

Studying abroad while an undergraduate at UNL is only the first step. Now that you’ve lived and studied abroad, you may also want to consider other opportunities to go abroad after graduation. Consider these:

  • Peace Corps- The Peace Corps selects graduates from all disciplines to serve abroad in a variety of capacities.
  • Graduate School Abroad- Most foreign universities offer graduate (often called postgraduate) programs that are open to US students. You can earn advanced degrees in almost any field from art to science to business while living abroad. Talk to your professors and departmental advisors for details.
  • Scholarships for graduate study and research abroad- There are several competitive scholarships that fund graduate study and/or research abroad. Examples include the Marshall, Fulbright, and Rhodes Scholarships. Learn more about these scholarships.

Support Education Abroad at UNL

Consider donating to the Education Abroad office through the University of Nebraska Foundation. Your gift to Education Abroad will help more UNL students gain priceless opportunities to study, research, intern and participate in service learning abroad. Research has shown that high impact practices, such as study abroad, increase student retention and student engagement (High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter, by George D. Kuh (AAC&U, 2008).