Making the Most of Your Experience
- How can I use study abroad for career-building?
You should reflect on your academic and career interests and while abroad take advantage of opportunities to network with professors, career centers, host families, friends, program coordinators, Swarthmore alums, and others. The online alumni directory and LinkedIn are good resources to connect with Swarthmore alums. Students should consider taking advantage of school breaks to set up job shadowing externships.
- How can I connect with Swarthmore alumni abroad?
The online alumni directory is a great resource for study abroad participants. Before you go, check the directory to see if there are alumni near your study abroad location who would like to connect. Many students have reported that connecting with Swarthmore alumni was a great aspect of the abroad experience. If you need assistance with your password/log-on information you should contact the Alumni Office.