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Interdisciplinary Conference on Global Research and Study Abroad

Every spring semester, GEO hosts a re-entry conference for students who have recently studied abroad or conducted research abroad. The conference is perfect for students who would like to share their experiences, build their resumes, and network with students and local organizations. 

Registration for the 2014 Conference is NOW OPEN! UPDATE: The Registration Fee has been funded!

The 3rd Annual ICGSRA Conference will take place over a two-day period, on Tuesday, February 18th 4-7PM and Wednesday, February 19th 3-6PM. Register now!

This unique event was created for students who have recently studied abroad and would like to share their experiences and learn how to re-acclimate to life in middle Tennessee. The schedule is now available Conference 2014 Schedule! We have some exciting workshops and presentations, including (but not limited to) sessions on reverse culture shock, career development, service in Morocco, and many more! Check out the schedule for more details!

Registration Information:

Cost: $5 (included coffee and snacks, access to all conference events, parking and the chance to win great prizes) NOW FREE!!! GEO received enough funding to cover your costs!
When: Tuesday, February 18th 4-7PM and Wednesday, February 19th 3-6PM
Where: Vanderbilt University, Alumni Hall
Registration: Register by completing this online form by Monday, February 17th 2014


For questions, concerns, or more information, contact Michelle L. Solorio at 615.343.3139 or geo.conferences@vanderbilt.edu

Interdisciplinary Journal on Global Research and Study Abroad: Proceedings from Past Conferences

The proceedings of each conference are compiled into a digital journal that may be accessed on the GEO website. Students who wish to include their international-themed work may consider submitting a paper for the Journal even if they do not wish to present at the conference. The 2013 issue is now available!

Interdisciplinary Journal on Global Research and Study Abroad: Volume 2, Issue 1

Katie Ullman's Prezi to supplement the 2 Volume of the Journal

Interdisciplinary Journal on Global Research and Study Abroad: Volume 1, Issue 1

DEADLINE PASSED Get involved: Present at the Conference!

Students who wish to present about their experience should submit an abstract of 500 words or less describing their presentation. Students may submit an abstract by emailing a completed ICGSRA Abstract Proposal to geo.conferences@vanderbilt.edu or globaled.conferences@gmail.com or through the online registration system. Abstract proposals are due February 5th.

Faculty, staff, or interested students who wish to host a workshop may submit a completed ICGSRA Workshop Application to geo.conferences@vanderbilt.edu! For workshop ideas, you may consult the past workshops listed below, although any topic that would benefit a study abroad alumni is strongly encouraged! Workshop applications are due February 5th.

Past Conferences

Interdisciplinary Conference on Global Research and Study Abroad
Mid-Tennessee Region, February 2013

On February 16 2013, GEO hosted its second annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Global Research and Study Abroad! This unique event was created for students who recently studied abroad and were interested in sharing their experiences and learning how to re-acclimate to academic life in Nashville.

The conference's morning block was dedicated to presentations given by students about their experiences abroad, while the afternoon included various workshops, and plenty of opportunities to speak with peers. A coffee break and lunch was included, and a travel voucher for United Airlines of $160 was awarded to one lucky attendee!

Workshops included:

  • How to use your study abroad experiences in your career search!
  • Return abroad after graduation: finding funding, research opportunities, and other ways to go abroad using the Fulbright
  • Teaching English Abroad: the how's and why's from experienced alumni
  • De-constructing your experiences: Here is your opportunity to openly share your experiences with those who are interested! Join these round table discussions on what you experienced abroad and how to deal with residual reverse-culture shock

Cost: $5 (included coffee, lunch, access to all conference events, and the chance to win great prizes)
When: Friday, February 16, 2013, 8am-4pm
Where: Vanderbilt University Student Life Center

Student presentations were varied and held the audience captive throughout the morning. The presentations will be available in the Journal on May 1st, 2013.

 

Interdisciplinary Conference on Global Research and Study Abroad
Mid-Tennessee Region, February 2012

On February 3 2012, GEO hosted its inaugural Interdisciplinary Conference on Global Research and Study Abroad! This unique event was created for students who have recently studied abroad and would like to share their experiences, network with local organizations, or learn how to re-acclimate to academic life in Nashville.

The conference's morning block was dedicated to presentations given by students about their experiences abroad, while the afternoon included various workshops, a resource fair, and plenty of opportunities to speak with your peers.

When: Friday, February 3, 2012, 8am-4pm
Where: Vanderbilt University Student Life Center (310 25th Avenue South, Nashville, TN)