Upcoming Events


LFA - CT Area Study Abroad Returnee Conference

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sacred Heart University

Our seventh annual conference for study abroad returnees in the Connecticut area will include opportunities for the following:

  • Learn how to talk about your newly acquired global skills in a job interview
  • Network with professionals working in internationally-focused jobs
  • Meet other recent study abroad returnees from all over Connecticut
  • Hear from dynamic and motivating speakers
  • Discover how you can work or study abroad after graduation
  • Stay connected to and share stories about your study abroad experience
  • Participate in an individual resume review and get your LinkedIn Profile Portrait taken!

Tentative Conference Schedule

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

10:00am-10:20am Welcome, Dr. Voytek (Wojciech) Wloch, and Icebreaker

10:20am – 11:05am Session 1: Unpacking Your Study Abroad Experience

11:05am-11:15am Break

11:15am-11:45am Session 2: Going Abroad Again

11:45am-12:00pm Sponsor/Exhibitor Presentations

12:00pm-12:45pm Lunch and Sponsor/Exhibitor tables

12:45pm-1:15pm Keynote Speaker, Dr. David Thomson

1:15pm-2:00pm Session 3: Communicating the Experience

2:00pm-2:05pm Closing Remarks

2:05pm-3:00pm Resume Critique, LinkedIn Profile Portraits and Sponsor/Exhibitor Tables

As this will be an opportunity to network with other students and professionals, we ask that you dress business casual for the conference. Also, please be sure to bring a copy of your resume if you're interested in the Resume Critique.

Interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor?

Sponsor + Exhibitor Cost: $250

Covers cost of attendance, light breakfast, lunch, exhibitor table as well as your organization's logo included in the conference handbook provided to participants and in social media advertising for the event.

Sponsor Cost: $100

Includes your organization's logo in conference handbook provided to participants and in social media advertising for the event.


For any questions regarding the conference, please reach out to Renee Cassidy Pang at 

The conference planning committee is comprised of dedicated professionals and alumni from AIFS, CIS Abroad, Fairfield University, Global Experiences, ISA, Sacred Heart University - Office of Global Affairs and Center for Career & Professional Development, Spanish Studies Abroad, Terra Dotta, the University of Bridgeport, the University of Hartford and Wesleyan University. Let us know if you'd like to join the team!