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Welcome Back from Studying Abroad!

GEO See(n) Photo Contest 2014

Now accepting entries! Refer to the photo contest webpage for a complete contest description.

The global education office hopes that you had a rewarding and transforming experience abroad. We are excited to welcome you back to the Hampshire community and are eager to help you build on your new skills and interests. We can assist you with your transition back to campus and your future plans. Please don't hesitate to contact us for further information and support.

Please complete the Student Experience Report. Students want to know from other students what the experience abroad really involves. Please share your experience with your peers by completing the My Abroad Experience Report. This helps future Hampshire students find the international experience that is right for them!

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Share your inspired and inspiring international experience with fellow students, the Hampshire community, and beyond. Here are just a handful of opportunities to choose from:

Join the GEO Ambassador Team
The GEO encourages returned students to help promote study abroad across the Hampshire College campus. Being an advocate is a great way to stay connected to the global community when you return to Hampshire. Work study and volunteer opportunities are available. For more information, please contact

Submit your creative work to The Reader
We encourage you to submit poetry, creative prose, and/or photographs inspired by your travels to Hampshire College's The Reader. Details regarding submission can be found at

Submit an article or opinion piece to The Climax
The Climax is Hampshire's student newspaper. Publications span campus interests, including opinion, events, and opportunities on campus. Send submissions to

Submit anything to The Omen
Everything that is submitted to The Omen is printed. Submissions include everything from poetry and creative writing to book reviews, photos, artwork, and statistical analysis. For more information, please see

Submit adventure writing to The Beta
The Beta publishes articles; photography; creative work; and announcements concerning the outdoors, travel, and sports. To submit, send your work to

Display art work in Prescott Tavern
The TavernArt program offers Hampshire community members the opportunity to display temporarily samples of their work in Prescott Tavern. For more information, see campus leadership and activities (CLA) or email

Submit your writing or photographs to a national audience
There are several national student-centered international education magazines that want to hear from study abroad alums. They sometimes feature student writing and/or photography contests. This is an opportunity for students to share information and experience with other students contemplating an educational experience abroad, whether it involves academic study, volunteering, interning, or work. Consider submitting articles, essays, photographs, insights, and advice to: Abroad View, Glimpse Abroad, Transitions Abroad, or Cafe Abroad.

Engage: Be the Change!
Many of the world's most effective social, environmental, peace, and political movements have started on college campuses.While at college you have rich educational resources and information at your fingertips and, most importantly, the passion of thousands of like-minded peers, creating a powerful combination for taking action in your local community and on behalf of some of the world's most pressing issues. Whether you are returning from abroad or planning to study or volunteer overseas, there is no better time than now for you to pursue your ideas and concerns on and off your campus, and there are many ways to do so. Explore Abroad View's stories and resources.

ENGAGE (the Educational Network for Global and Grassroots Exchange)
ENGAGE is a coalition of returned study abroad students that transforms the study abroad experience into lifelong connections and cooperative action between peoples and social movements working towards a just and sustainable world. 

AbroadView: Returning from Abroad Resources
Abroad View Foundation provides resources (web links, articles, books, and films) that may be helpful to you as you return to the U.S. after studying abroad.

There are many ways to transition back into your life at Hampshire. You might have new interests and are looking for ways to use new skills. Here are a few ways to get involved and to integrate your study abroad experience into your life back home:

Student Groups
There are several student groups with an international focus on campus and in the Five College community. Please visit Hampedia for more information about current student groups at Hampshire and how to get involved. An extensive list of Five College student groups, including language groups, can be found here. Or consider forming your own student group to bring your global interests and passion to the Hampshire campus. Please feel free to contact the global education office (GEO) and/or campus leadership and sctivities (CLA) for support in this endeavor!

GEO: Your navigational tool to the world!
You participated in a Jan Term Field Course, so now consider a semester abroad. You went overseas in Div II, but have you thought about going back in Div III? Study abroad, intern abroad, volunteer abroad, work abroad, research abroad, grad school abroad, international grants and fellowships…whatever and wherever your interests are, you can go abroad again. Check out Global Opportunities or come visit the GEO resource library.

Faculty: Research or Teaching Assistants
You may share common international research interests with Hampshire and Five College faculty who may be looking for research or teaching assistants. They may be knowledgeable about specific internships or research grants in the field, or might need assistance planning next year's short-term field course or semester-length program abroad.

CORC: Job Search--Internships--Graduate school--International Research Grants and Fellowships
You understand the benefit of study abroad, but have you thought about how you are going to communicate the value of your experiences and the skills you have gained to prospective employers or in graduate school applications? Hampshire's Career Options Resource Center (CORC) offers workshops and counseling to help you think through the connections between your academic studies and your career, internship, and grad school pursuits. In addition, CORC offers advising for students interested in post-graduate fellowship and research opportunities abroad. This includes the Fulbright Program, Rhodes Scholarship, Marshall Scholarship, and others.

Upcoming Workshops, Sessions, and International Events
Please see GEO Events


GEO See(n) Photo Contest 2014

Now accepting entries! Refer to the photo contest webpage for a complete contest description.

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