Hello, FEA Alumni!

We are proud to welcome you to our growing community of study abroad alumni! The FEA Alumni Program offers leadership opportunities, professional development opportunities, and a network of self-supporting professionals across the United States and the world.

Join the online community of FEA Alumni on Facebook & LinkedIn.

FEA Alumni Council  

With the leadership of two co-chairs, Sarahann Yeh, ’14 and Lindsay Lebel, ’11-12, a group of FEA Alumni has formed the FEA Alumni Council, and we are structuring networking opportunities, events, and ways to give back to future aspiring FEA scholars for all alumni. Our two major efforts this year are the first-ever Alumni Conference and fundraising for the Alumni Scholarship Fund (details below).

2018 Council Members

Recruitment: The FEA Alumni Council will open applications for 2019 Membership in late November 2018. Members commit to attending bi-monthly Council meetings (virtual) and guide the direction of FEA alumni programming. Terms last for one-year with options for renewal.







Upcoming EVENTS

Alumni Conference in Washington, DC – November 15
The first annual FEA Alumni Conference unites FEA’s diverse group of alumni scholars for a day in Washington, D.C. and provides career development opportunities through sessions led by FEA alumni and supporters on: (1) nonprofit and public sector careers; (2) international fellowship and job opportunities; and (3) translating experiences abroad to resumes and interviews.

The conference is organized by alumni, for alumni, and will take place on November 15 from 9AM – 12:30PM in Washington, DC. Travel grants are available to Alumni who request financial support via this application. Conference participants are also invited to join the annual FEA Gala the same evening.

REGISTER NOW!

Registration closes October 15.

Annual Scholar Gala in Washington, DC – November 15
Each year in November, the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invites our alumni from across the country to come to Washington, D.C. for our Scholar Gala. The gala provides an opportunity for scholars to connect with our community of donors, thought leaders and partners, and share their life-changing study abroad experiences. The Scholar Gala highlights the importance of diversity and access to international education, and each year funds raised go toward FEA scholarships for the upcoming year. The 2018 gala will take place at the Embassy of New Zealand in Washington, DC on November 15.

Sips for Scholarships Alumni Fund Event in Winthrop, MA – December 8
Meet at the Yacht Club in Winthrop, Mass outside of Boston for Sips for Scholarships, a wine-tasting event for 200+ that will benefit the new Alumni Scholarship Fund. All proceeds from ticket sales, silent auction items, and sponsorship enables us to pay it forward to future FEA Scholars. 21+ may participate in the wine tasting but all can participate in the festivities. Tickets coming soon!

Contribute to the FEA Alumni Scholarship Fund

We are thrilled to announce the formation of FEA’s first-ever Alumni Scholarship Fund! In our efforts to build out FEA’s alumni programming, we thought: What better way for us to give back to the organization that made our transformational study abroad experiences possible than helping to fund the next generation of FEA scholars?

Our goal is for every single FEA alumni scholar to unite in an effort to to increase access to education abroad for first-generation and minority college students. As council members (many of whom are also still students), we’ve all committed to giving what we can — whether that is $5, $20, or $100!

Make Your Contribution

OTHER Alumni Leadership Opportunities

  • Alumni Board Members – Share your valuable experiences with other FEA leaders and help shape the future of our organization. Each year, one alumnus will be elected to the FEA Board of Directors to serve a two-year limited term. Board Members commit to attend two Board meetings annually (mid-November and mid-May) either in-person or virtually, and participate on two Board meeting conference calls (mid-February and mid-August).
  • Social Media Internships  – Gain valuable experience in communications and social media; join our team virtually. The position requires attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Our intern will be a talented social media coordinator who will be responsible for creating engaging text, image, and video content to increase FEA’s brand awareness and grow its digital reach.  
  • Alumni Advisors – Share your challenges and successes abroad with new scholars. When we select scholars for an award to assist in their travels abroad, they will be faced with new and exciting obstacles: finding housing, retrieving scholarship dollars, overcoming language anxiety, and finding the best spot for a traditional cultural meal. As a volunteer advisor, you will be paired with a current scholar set to travel to a location familiar to you and open the doors of communication. They will be eager to ask questions and hear your advice and tips pre-departure.
  • Ambassadors – Help us reach other students as an FEA Ambassador at your home university or within your community. Not only will you share your individual story, but we will train you to speak about FEA’s mission and programming so that you can reach potential future scholars and encourage them to apply for study abroad. As an official ambassador, you’ll hone your communication skills and become an advocate for study abroad. FEA Ambassadors may make presentations at their home universities, in their communities, at regional FEA fundraising events, and the Annual Reception in Washington, D.C., where appropriate.

Resources

  • Learn how to articulate your experience abroad: Review resume examples and guidelines as well as interviewing techniques.
  • See job opportunities at FEA, Academic Travel Abroad, and CET Academic Programs.
    • Communications and Outreach Coordinator
      The Fund for Education Abroad is seeking a dedicated communications professional to join our team! The Communications & Outreach Coordinator facilitates communication and public relations activities for FEA. She/He is responsible for communications, events, and the production of marketing materials for various constituent groups such as FEA scholars, alumni, donors, corporate partners, event attendees, and the general public. To read the full job description and for details on how to apply, please click here.
  • Fellowships and Scholarships
  • Join the online community of FEA Alumni on Facebook & LinkedIn.

Missed the most recent Alumni Newsletter?

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Get involved!  Contact Senior Program Coordinator, Michelle, for details.