Northwest Returnee Conference in Alaska
The NWRC is a professional conference for students and recent graduates who have returned from an international education experience (study abroad, international internship, service learning, etc.).The first Northwest Returnee Conference in Alaska (NWRC in Alaska) will be held in tandem with Oregon's fifth annual Northwest Returnee Conference on Education Abroad to allow Alaskan students to share in the experience in their own state.(Download flyer)
Participants will join study abroad returnee peers from UAA, UAF, and UAS at UAS's Juneau campus for an enriching day of workshops, sessions, and a conference plenary.The Alaska conference is open to anyone who has participated in a study abroad or exchange program, an international internship or service learning program, or other international education experience.
2013 NWRC in Alaska Conference & Travel Schedule
February 8 UAA travel grant recipients fly to Juneau
February 9 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. NWRC in Alaska Conference at the UAS Campus
February 10 UAA travel grant recipients fly to Anchorage
Thanks to generous support from the University of Alaska Statewide and NWRC conference sponsors, UAA student returnees can take advantage of:
·Travel grants for up to five current UAA students for the 2013 NWRC in Alaska.Students must be 18 or older, have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and be UAA degree or certificate-seeking students enrolled in at least 6 credits for spring 2013.First preference will be given to students who have participated in a UAA-affiliated international education program within the past two years. (Click here to download the application)
Travel Grant Application Deadline:
Applications are due in UAA's Office of International Affairs by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 16th.
·Free conference registration for all who pre-register by February 1st.Walk-in registration the day of the conference is welcome with a $25.00 registration fee.
Detailed information about the NWRC in Alaska will be posted to the conference web page at https://nwrc.studioabroad.com/ (select "NWRC in Alaska" on the left for the registration link).
UAA students may also contact Leslie Tuovinen, Interim Director of International Affairs, at (907) 786-4135 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the travel grants and the conference.
UAA Anchorage Campus: September 27, 2012 & February 13, 2013Mat-Su College: February 14, 2013
Global Opportunities Expos ("Study Abroad +")
Twice a year, the Office of International Affairs puts on the Global Opportunities Expo to encourage students to explore the connections between study abroad, academic programs, and international careers (i.e., careers where knowledge of another language or having studied is highly beneficial or that involve the possibility of working abroad). Events include drop-in table fairs in the Student Union and UAA Housing, and special programs with the study abroad reps with time for questions and answers.
We think these events are so important that we have given them their own web page. For the latest information, please visit the Global Opportunities Expos page of our website.