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Re-entry Planning

What should you think about before and after your return?

Career Services:  How to include study abroad on your resume - Career services Study Abroad Marketing Skills.doc
Enroll in Language in Motion. Visit local schools to tell students what it's like in another country or language. It's more important than 1 credit makes it seem.
Contact Residential Life so that they know when you'll be on campus
Peer Advisor - help us help the next generation of students going abroad -  Study Abroad Peer Advisor Application.docx

Opportunities for students returning from Germany

DAAD Young Ambassadors:
  • The DAAD Young Ambassadors Program is a unique and exciting two-semester volunteer opportunity for undergraduate students to promote study and research abroad in Germany at their home universities and colleges.
  •  All 2016-17 Young Ambassadors were invited to New York City to participate in a four-day seminar addressing intercultural communications, presentation skills and marketing
  • While the DAAD Young Ambassadors Program is a volunteer opportunity, all event reports are included in a raffle drawing at the end of the academic year; prizes ranging from $20 to $200 awarded in recognition of the volunteer’s time and commitment.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange
  • The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.  The program is open to candidates in all career fields who are interested in a year of cultural exchange.

After you graduate Juniata

Funding for a future that involves an international focus:
Congratulations on having the openness and courage to study abroad. Those characteristics will serve you well in the coming months and in your future. Those characteristics, along with the knowledge and skills you will add while away, can make you strong candidates for a Fulbright Scholarship following your senior year.
Accomplished students like you can elect to pursue a Fulbright to conduct research, attend a university in a different country or teach English as second language. The Fulbright is among the most prestigious national scholarship programs in the United States. As a result, it is also highly competitive, but Juniatians have enjoyed considerable success over the years. Current or recent Juniata graduates won Fulbright to Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Vietnam, Russia and Germany.
Thinking about Fulbright before you go abroad allows you to take a step or two toward that goal while in your international setting. If you are interested in research, you can be on the look-out for a potential host or can network with people who can connect you with potential hosts. If you are interesting teaching English, opportunities to tutor, present on U.S. society or culture, and volunteering are seen as valuable by Fulbright’s evaluation teams.
Fulbright scholarships are great opportunities, and even if you don’t win one, the application process teaches you so much that it is worth doing anyway (although we’d love for you to win one).
You can find out much more about the Fulbright at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/ . A meeting with Juniata’s Campus Program Advisor —Jim Tuten, Professor of History— before you go abroad can be helpful. 

Teaching English in another country: Master's degree at your international partner:
  • Talk to your host institution about what it would take to complete a Master's degree. It might be less time than you think.