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School is back in session, but that does not mean you have to stop exploring!

For those of you who just recently returned from your programs, welcome back! We had a great turn out at the Returned Student Social last week and look forward to catching up with you all through events and volunteering opportunities this semester! For those who have recently left or will be leaving soon, we hope your programs go well and that they are filled with new discoveries, learning opportunities, as well as personal and professional growth! For those of you who are considering Learning Abroad, we can't wait to get started!


Congratulations to our Popular Vote and Staff Vote Summer Instagram Challenge winners @hannahjanelangley and @walka.chris!
Our other weekly winners include @misterpolicedept, @ginaeastes, @haycanonico, @amandawright96, @chelseapharmd2020, @madwatt96, @resreyhan,


Korea, Japan, Thailand and China in one semester!

Join the David Eccles School of Business for the 2018 Spring semester Asia Innovation Program. This program is unique, as it is the University of Utah’s only semester-long study abroad program where students are taught by U of U faculty and receive U of U credits. In addition to earning a Certificate in Entrepreneurship, you will have the opportunity to explore South Korea, travel to Japan and China and spend spring break in Thailand. Students will be assigned to a startup team tasked with co-creating a digital innovation. You will create collateral and deliverables, and learn the basic skills required to launch a new venture. And oh, did we mention? You will be there in South Korea during their hosting of the 2018 Winter Olympics. 

-Upcoming Events-
Info Sessions

What? Theatre, Fine Arts, & Humanities in London
When? Tuesday, September 26 5:15 – 6:15pm
Where? Union 319


What? Community Engagement in Costa Rica
When? Wednesday, September 27 12:00 – 1:00pm
Where? Bennion Center

Scholarship Opportunities

Info Sessions

What? Boren + Gilman
When? Thursday, October 5th 4:30-5
Where? Union 323


What? Office for Global Engagement Scholarships
When? Thursday, October 5 4-4:30
Where? Union 323

Or email us ( to join our Webinars
Wednesday October 18 4-4:30 or Monday October 30 4-4:30

Upcoming Deadlines

Gilman - October 2nd
Freeman Asia Spring Scholarship - October
OGE Scholarships - November 1st


Tips for combating reverse culture shock:

  1. Prepare for the adjustment process
  2. Give yourself time to adjust
  3. Understand that the familiar will seem different
  4. There will be some cultural updates to catch up on
  5. Reserve judgments
  6. Respond thoughtfully and slowly
  7. Cultivate sensitivity
  8. Beware of comparisons
  9. Be flexible
  10. Seek support networks

Click on the Welcome Home 101 Resource Booklet for more tips and information!

Campus Connections:

Career and Professional Development Center

Peace Corps

"Your resume is everything when applying to the Peace Corps. Learn how to highlight your skills and find openings that best match your qualifications. October 1 is the deadline to apply for positions leaving in April, May, and June 2018." Attend a Virtual Workshop by registering here.

Legacy of Lowell

Volunteer with the Bennion Center at the 14th Annual Legacy of Lowell Day of Service! Students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and the greater community are all welcome to come and engage with various Salt Lake City community partner organizations. More information can be found here

New Changes to the Global U Program!

*Submit a Research Poster for
the Global U Expo*

For more information check out our Instagram @utahabroad!

Volunteer at the Global U Expo!

We are looking for returned students who are willing to volunteer for a minimum of 30 minutes between 11AM-2PM. You will also receive a free t-shirt! Please sign up here.



Check us out on Instagram by following @utahabroad!

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”


― Henry Miller

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Last Updated: 9/15/17