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Return and reflect

Get Credit for Your Classes

In order to receive credit for the classes you took during your time off-campus, you must complete two steps:

 1) Submit the on-line evaluation and reflective essays.  These help (with your permission) future  students find and prepare for off-campus study opportunities.

 2) Have your transcript sent to Josh Moore at OIE for conversion into Beloit College grades and credits and posting to your transcript.

Note: Grades received abroad appear on transcripts, but are not used to calculate your GPA. The exception is for courses with Beloit College course codes, such as Cities in Transition and summer block courses

Grades earned domestically used to calculate the GPA.

Seek Out Opportunities to Reflect, Share, and Integrate

Have a lot to say, but no one to say it to?  Or having a hard time formulating your thoughts about your experiences off-campus? 

Below is a list of ways to unpack and share your experiences. 

Welcome Back Reception

Mix and mingle with other returnees and with international students at the start of the semester after your return. Look for the date in your Beloit College email inbox.

Put off-campus study on your resume

Consult with LAPC about the skills you developed while abroad and how to translate these into entries on your resume and talking points in job interviews.  See also these tips.

Unpacking Study Abroad: Using Digital Storytelling for Reflection and Integration.

IDST 201 - .5 unit

This course begins with a 3-day workshop and ends before the semester break.  Emphasis is on reflection, discussion, and writing, culminating in a final digital film project. Examples of projects can be found here.

Become a Program Ambassador.

.25 unit special project

Study Abroad Ambassadors advocate for study abroad and earn .25 units of credit for participating in group discussions, undertaking readings and various assignments, and conducting outreach activities.  Ambassadors learn to apply a critical lens to their experiences abroad and play a key role in encouraging other Beloit students to study abroad.

Off-Campus Studies Photo Contest

The photo contest is held every fall in conjunction with the Off-Campus Studies Fair. Submissions are limited to one photo per person, but students may participate in more than one year. Winning photos are displayed in OIE and used in promotional materials, and may be nominated for the ACM's Off-Campus Study Photo Contest in the spring. See previous entries at OIE Facebook page and Beloit College Digital Collections.

Volunteer at the Off-Campus Studies Fair

Volunteer at the September off-campus studies fair to share your experiences and encourage other Beloit College students to study abroad. To volunteer, contact oie@beloit.edu or call ext. 2269.

Share Advice at Study Abroad Orientations (October, April)

Suggest a discussion prompt and/or facilitate a table top discussion with students headed to your study abroad country or region.  To volunteer, contact oie@beloit.edu or call ext. 2269.

Present in the International Symposium

Held every November during International Education Week, the International Symposium provides a forum to share the academic, personal, and professional growth that you achieved during your off-campus study experience with the rest of campus. Most presentations last 20 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A, but panel discussions, posters, and other alternatives are encouraged.

Note:  It is also possible to discuss research undertaken during study abroad in the spring symposium.

Talk about Off-Campus Studies Opportunities at Admissions Events (Autumn Visit Days, Presidential Scholars Weekends, Senior Open House)

Share stories with prospective students and their parents about your off-campus experience and its impact on your education.  To volunteer, contacted oie@beloit.edu or call ext. 2269.