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Learning Abroad Symposium Proposal Form

Proposals due by October 19, 2015

Thank you for your interest in sharing your learning abroad experience. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Joseph Hoff, associate dean of international education. Please visit the symposium page to learn more about the conference. As a reminder, the symposium will take place on:

Tuesday, November 17, 4–6:30 p.m.
Carole Weinstein International Center, International Commons


This symposium celebrates the learning of UR students, staff, and faculty gained from international academic experiences. Insights we hope to gain include the following:

  • What did you learn from your time abroad?
  • Why is your new insight important to you?
  • How may this insight benefit others?

Your audience will be interested in hearing about your experiences and what you learned in the context of being abroad. Some presenters may individually focus on the intercultural aspects of their learning, while others might join together in a group presentation.

Proposal Submission

Please provide the following information so that we may know a little about you and can contact you. For groups, please provide this information for the lead contact.


UR email*:

Cell phone number:

Major(s) and Minor(s):


Class standing:

Department/Office (for UR staff or faculty members):

International student (home country):

Type of learning abroad experience
(Check one and be sure to include the program name, length, and location.)
Semester/Year study abroad
Summer study abroad
International student
Weinstein grant recipient
Insert additional information here

Title of your presentation*
Provide a title for your presentation that captures the main idea of what you’re sharing.


Check all topics that apply to your presentation
What my host country has taught me
What I have learned that I could not have learned elsewhere
Overcoming obstacles
Cultural awareness
What I have learned working with host country nationals

In about 70 words, describe the main point or idea you want to express with your story and what makes your story worth telling.

Engaging your audience*
In about 100 words or less, describe how you will make your story interesting to your audience. For example, describe how you might use vivid details, pictures, music, video, evidence, humor, theatre, and so on to convey your point in an engaging manner.

*Indicates a required field

2015 Learning Abroad Symposium

Tuesday, November 17 at 4 p.m.
International Commons
Light refreshments provided