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, and IEO will be on hand to share career advice and other opportunities for making the most of your study abroad experience.

The next event will take place in October, 2023.

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 study abroad from fall 2022 through summer 2023 will be eligible to enter.

Submit your photos or an Instagram Reels/TikTok video showcasing your experience abroad for a change to win prizes up to $200.

The next contest will open in August, 2023.

IEO Graduates Celebration

Congratulations Class of 2022!

This celebration takes place every year in May. On the next event, we will be celebrating the IEO graduating class of 2023!

  • Hear UCLA alumni share their experiences on how study abroad impacted their personal and professional life;
  • Learn about Career Center resources available to you after graduation;
  • Network with graduating colleagues;
  • Play games, earn prizes, have fun and enjoy great food.

Details will be sent to graduating seniors by email.

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.