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Returning Home

Once you have returned home, the adventure continues. There are many ways to use your international experience, get involved in international events at UNO, and help others prepare for studying abroad.

Global Diplomats


The Global Diplomats are a group of both U.S. and international students who promote campus internationalization. Activities include planning social events, conducting new student orientations, giving campus tours, volunteering for airport pickups, and generally helping new international students get settled in Omaha. The Global Diplomats for 2013-2014 are:

Danielle Boger
Claudia Consolino
Mohammad Dwaikat
Hannah Gill
Sayuri Harano
Natalie Hatfield
Elizabeth Hendrix
Kayla Inman
Andrew Martinez
Ahmed Nur
Yan Peng
Kerry Pivovar
Nazaneen Rahmanzai
Ali Simsek
Benjamin Susman
Nicole Sweet
Kathy Tanglao
Igor Volk

An application process is held in April each year to choose new diplomats. Check this page in the spring for the new application. Selected students receive Global Diplomat polo shirts $200.00 scholarships for an academic year.

Study Abroad Re-Entry Conference

The University of Nebraska organizes a conference for returning Study Abroad students annually. Participants hear about opportunities from JET, Peace Corps, Fulbright, Graduate Studies, service organizations, and many more. In addition, they attend resume and career-building session where career counselors can review student resumes. Participants also practice describing their Study Abroad experiences in an interview.

The next Lessons from Abroad Conference for returning students will be Sept. 28, 2013, on UNO's campus. Stay tuned for details.

Make the most of your experience

VOLUNTEER: You can help others prepare for international travel by becoming a peer advisor or volunteering to help with an upcoming event, such as the Study Abroad Fair each spring and fall.

BECOME A GLOBAL DIPLOMAT: UNO Global Diplomats serve as the welcoming committee for new international students. Comprised of both U.S. and international students, the group plans social events, helps with new student orientations, gives campus tours, and picks up new students from the airport. An application process is held in April every year. To inquire about becoming a diplomat, contact International Student Advising.

JOIN SIGMA IOTA RHO: International Studies majors should consider joining Sigma Iota Rho, the International Studies honors society. Learn more about the International Studies Major.

START A NEW CAREER: With your new international experience and increased language skills, you may be uniquely qualifed for international work, whether based in Omaha or overseas. Think about organizations that serve immigrants, refugees, and other non-native English speakers. Consider businesses with global clients. Or perhaps you could work for an international non-governmental organization or serve in the Peace Corps.

International events

UNO's campus has globally themed events every week. See what's happening this week at

Many returning Study Abroad students enjoy attending Conversation & Culture Hour. The weekly gatherings of U.S. and international students feature intercultural games, discussions, and presentations; it's a time to have fun and continue your exploration of other cultures. C&C Hour is typically Thursday at noon; for details, check out International Events.

Share your story

Tell others what you have learned. Encourage them to Study Abroad or to increase their own intercultural awareness and understanding. Feel free to post about your experiences on the UNO Study Abroad Facebook page. And let us know if you would like to add to the Travel Journal.