Photo & Video Contest


The Study Abroad Photo & Video Contest is an opportunity for UCLA students to share their experiences abroad in a creative, fun and artistic way. All students who studied abroad from fall 2022 through summer 2023 are eligible to enter.

Submit your photos or video showcasing your experience abroad for a chance to win prizes up to $150.

Submissions for the 2023 contest will be accepted from August 1st, 2023 to September 15th, 2023. No late entries.

Returning from Abroad Social

Your study abroad experience doesn’t have to end just because you’re back home! Join your fellow Bruins who have also studied abroad for refreshments, games, and to learn how to put your study abroad experience to work!

Representatives from the UCLA Career Center, Dashew Center, Peace Corps, Fulbright, and IEO will be on hand to share career advice and other opportunities for making the most of your global experience.

The next event will happen on October 12, 2023.

Global Bruins Graduation Celebration

Congratulations Class of 2023!

This event celebrates the end of the academic year and is our way of honoring our graduating and departing Global Bruins. It is open to all graduating study abroad returnees, international students and scholars and departing reciprocity students.

The Study Abroad office and the Dashew Center wish all Global Bruins of the Class of 2023 the best on this new journey.

We look forward to celebrating with the “Class of 2024”.

Volunteer with IEO

Share your study abroad experience with other Bruins during our Study Abroad Week/Fair, which usually takes place in October each year.

Help guide other UCLA students as they explore study abroad options.

To volunteer, please send us an email at .

Career Center Events


The UCLA Career Center hosts numerous events designed to help you explore different career opportunities, develop your skills and navigate the job-search world. Discover your professional strengths and get personal help as you prepare for graduate school or employment.

Explore Events and Workshops.

Lessons from Abroad Conference


Lessons from Abroad is a one-day conference, held during the fall, for students who have recently returned home from a study abroad experience and are looking to:

  • Meet other recent study abroad returnees
  • Hear from dynamic and motivating speakers about their experiences abroad
  • Learn how to talk about your global skills in a job interview
  • Connect with professionals working in internationally-focused jobs.

Find recordings from the 2020 virtual conference here.