Study Abroad Alumni Conference

International Services for Students is pleased to announce the fourth annual SFU Study Abroad Alumni Conference for students who have returned from an SFU Study Abroad program.

This conference will help you maximize the benefits of your international experience personally, professionally and academically.

What's happening?

The conference workshops will cover the following topics:

  • Keynote presentation by SFU exchange alumni
  • Making sense of your time abroad
  • Transitioning back to home and school after living abroad
  • Marketing your international experience
  • Using your international experience for career planning

You will also be able to:

  • Connect with fellow alumni of study abroad programs
  • Enter a door prize draw to win an SFU Bookstore Gift Card


Who can attend?

This event is open to all students (and recent grads) who have participated in an SFU Study Abroad program in the last year.

If you do not meet this criteria but would like to attend please contact International Services for Students to discuss:

How to register?

Click here to register now! Please note registration for the event is mandatory. Please register by September 21, 2018 at 12:00pm.

Tips for the conference:

  • Pre-conference prep: Think about what you've learned from your international experience, and what other opportunities you'd like to explore.
  • Bring a notepad and pen.
  • Food/drinks: Morning refreshments will be provided to attendees.

Alumni Conference

About the Keynote

James Martin

James completed a BBA with Honours at SFU, concentrating in Marketing, Finance, and Entrepreneurship. During that time, he participated in an exchange to the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. He currently works as a Team Lead and Brand Ambassador for Inventa Vancouver, an event marketing firm. Hear from him about how he leveraged his study abroad experience to launch his career.




9:00 - 9:15

Registration and Refreshments

9:15 - 9:30

Welcome and Introductions

9:30 - 10:00 Keynote: James Martin

10:00 - 11:20

Unpacking your Study Abroad Experience: Reflection and Re-entry
Facilitated by International Services for Students

11:30 - 12:30

The International Me:  Leveraging Your International Experience Toward Future Possibilities
Facilitated by Career Services

12:30 - 12:45

Wrap Up

Date: Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 12:45pm
Location: Halpern Centre, SFU Burnaby