Opportunities to Stay Connected

Education Abroad Office Opportunities

Welcome Back Re-Entry Brown Bags

Re-entry Brown Bags are held several times over a quarter for returning study abroad students.  It's an opportunity to connect with other study abroad alumni, find local opportunities for cultural engagement and involvement, and begin to discern your rich and transformative experience. Events are shared through the SU listserv, as well as our Facebook page and on our website.

Quarterly Re-Entry Workshops

In collaboration with Career Services, Campus Ministry, and the Office of Fellowships a variety of workshops are offered for returning study abroad students.  Past topics included; resume building, reflection, and funding opportunities to go abroad again. Our hope is with specialized workshops students have the chance to explore the re-entry process in more detail. 

College of Art & Sciences Photo Competition

Submit photos that address the theme "Imagining the World" to the annual Arts & Sciences Photo Competition for a chance to win great prizes and be showcased in an exhibit at the Kinsey Gallery.


Global Ambassadors

The EAO is seeking a group of motivated and committed study abroad returnees with a passion for study abroad and international engagement to join our Global Ambassador Program. Global Ambassadors will:

  • Reflect on their study abroad experiences in order to improve pre-departure, advising, and returnee processes
  • Plan campus-wide cultural events that promote global engagement and draw from student experiences abroad
  • Develop returnee programming to aid returning students in their transition back to campus
  • Mentor outgoing study abroad students prior to their departure
  • Assist in pre-departure health, safety, and culture orientations

For more information please see the following Global Ambassador Program Information and/or email Dario Ogaz at ogazd@seattleu.edu

Seattle University Opportunities

International Student Center  

Volunteer at one of the many ISC cultural events such as the International Dinner and International Week. Get to know international students here at SU!

Office of Multicultural Affairs 

Join one of the many international student clubs to stay culturally engaged or register for a social justice training around issues of diversity or multiculturalism.

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry offers service immersions, providing students with an opportunity to challenge themselves by exploring faith and justice in communities across the globe.

Office of the Fellowships 

Further your international experience by applying for a fellowship, grant, or scholarship. These opportunities include prestigious awards like the Fulbright Grant, Truman Scholarship, Rhode Scholarship, or Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship.

Global Awareness Program

The GAP program offers students the opportunity to declare a specialization in global awareness through participating in multicultural experiences in Seattle, taking globally-focused course work, volunteering, and working with on-campus cultural organizations.


Center for Community Engagement 

Work with the CCE to find local volunteer opportunities with non-profits, get involved with the Children’s Literacy Project, or learn more about the Seattle University Youth Initiative which connects the SU community to the surrounding neighborhood.

The CCE offers a variety of volunteer opportunities with cultural organizations and/or organizations that serve diverse and multicultural populations. Contact the CCE for details. Here is a list of organizations CCE partners with that may be of interest to study abroad returnees:

  • Asian Counseling and Referral Services
  • Childhaven 
  • Community Coalition for Environmental Justice
  • Community Lunch on Capitol Hill
  • Earth Corps
  • El Centro de la Raza 
  • First Place
  • Full Life Care
  • L'Arche Noah Sealth 
  • Lifelong AIDS Alliance
  • Refugee Women's Alliance
  • SCCC Basic Studies Tutoring Program
  • Upward Bound- NSCC
  • Yesler Computer Lab
  • Youth Tutoring Program