Coming Home

Welcome back to Boston! We hope your study abroad experience exceeded your expectations. We also know you have so many memories, stories, and pictures to share. And we happen to know some people who can't wait to hear all about your time in another time zone: the next group of Suffolk students thinking about studying abroad!

Ways to Get Involved

Studying abroad changed your life. Thanks for helping us celebrate all the ways your fellow students can change theirs, too.

Study Abroad Peer Mentors

The Study Abroad Peer Mentors meet throughout the semester to plan events and help students who are planning their study abroad experience. This student club puts on events open to the entire Suffolk community like the Around the World Lunch, featuring some of their favorite dishes from their host countries. They also host Coffee and Cookie Hours and share their experiences, advice, and wisdom at the study abroad Pre-Departure Orientation. You can sign up to join them at the beginning of the semester when you return to Boston.

Events and Workshops

The Center for International Programs and Services hosts several events each semester for students returning from abroad. Pay attention to your Suffolk email for details on events such as:

  • The returnee dinner
  • Photo contests
  • New England Returnee Conference (usually held every year in late February)
  • Unpacking Your Cultural Suitcase: International Careers 

GoinGlobal Career Resource

GoinGlobal career and employment resources include more than 10,000 pages of constantly updated content on topics such as job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice, and much more.

Whether you're in the U.S. or abroad, a current student or Suffolk alum, you can access GoinGlobal through MySuffolk.

Highlights

Country Career Guides

Packed with country-specific career information, this research tool offers advice and tips for finding employment opportunities at home and abroad including industry and employment trends, work permit and visa information, resume and interview guidelines, and cultural advice.

U.S. City Career Guides

Explore career fields and employment opportunities with resources that include business and networking groups, job search resources, cost of living data, and more.

H-1B Visa Employers

The H-1B visa is the most common non-immigrant category for university graduates who wish to work in the U.S. in their field. The H-1B visa permits U.S. employers to hire foreign employees who have at least a four-year university degree (or equivalent work experience) and will work in their field of study or a closely related field in a specialty occupation.

Key Employer Directory

Access country-specific company profiles in industries such as consulting services, finance and technology, manufacturing, transportation, consumer goods, and more.