ROC International Education Week

ROC Your Global Future will be hosting its 3rd Annual “ROC International Education Week”:

November 14-17, 2022

International Education Week (IEW) celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

ROC International Education Week offers a variety of online workshops that focus on becoming a global citizen, reflecting on going abroad, going abroad and study abroad and your career. You’ll connect with other Rochester-area college students, reflect on past international experiences, explore new global opportunities, and learn how to use your global experiences to stand out when applying for jobs.

All events will be virtual via Zoom. If you need access services (ASL interpreting or captioning), please contact your home university to submit a request.

2022 Workshop Schedule:


website-image-job-3Market Your Study Abroad Experience:
Put Your Global Education to Work
3-4 pm (EST) – Registration & Zoom Link
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to communicate the value of your study abroad experience to potential employers. Learn techniques to highlight your study abroad experience in your personal branding, resume, cover letter, and interviews, and share specific examples.

Workshop led by Emily McCrossen (SUNY Geneseo), Jennifer O’Neil (University of Rochester), Michaela Luedke (SUNY Brockport)

website-image-storytellingStorytelling After Study Abroad
4-5 pm (EST) – Registration & Zoom Link

A common experience you may have encountered when returning home from study abroad is that even the people who love you quickly glaze over as you tell your stories. If you don’t find a way to engage people in an ongoing conversation about your travel experience, it can begin to seem like a dream you had. This workshop takes a closer look at how we select and craft our stories so that they might open a longer and deeper conversation reflecting on our memories and integrating them as we go forward.

Led by Professor Weston Kennison (SUNY Geneseo)


Jo Franco photo websiteFeatured Speaker
Traveling the World with Jo Franco – Netflix TV Host, Writer & Influencer
6-7 pm (EST) – Registration & Zoom Link

Jo Franco is a well-known Travel & Language Content Creator, Polyglot, Writer, and TV Host. Jo has been an influencer for more than a decade, and with over 1.3 million subscribers, she works to inspire a global community to improve themselves through learning languages, cultures, financial literacy, adventure, and inclusion.

Moderators: Jennifer O’Neil (University of Rochester), Michaela Luedke (SUNY Brockport)


teaching-photo-2Teaching Abroad 
11 am-Noon (EST)- Registration & Zoom Link

If you are looking for a truly immersive international experience that allows you to live like a local, teaching abroad may be an ideal fit for you. In this workshop, you’ll hear from current and former teachers working abroad and learn how to find a position, be a successful teacher in another country, and prepare for this one-of-a-kind adventure.

Led by Jenny Sullivan (RIT), Sam Cardamone (SUNY Geneseo)
Guest Panelists: Hannah Hunter Chhan (Bangkok), Samantha Vell (Brazil)

peace-corps-photoPeace Corps
4-5 pm (EST) – Registration & Zoom Link

Learn about meaningful opportunities to go abroad after graduation with the Peace Corps. Through Peace Corps’ two-year program life-defining experiences, volunteers can fully integrate into a host country community, where they live and work on education, health, economic development, environment, agriculture, and youth development projects. This workshop will cover Peace Corps programs, benefits and commitment, the requirements, and how to apply.

Led by Amanda Cady, Peace Corps


Website-image-fellowshipsPost-Baccalaureate International Fellowships & Scholarships
4-5 pm (EST) – Registration & Zoom Link

Learn about post-baccalaureate international fellowships and scholarships after you graduate. Programs covered include: U.S. Fulbright Student Program, Schwarzman Scholarship, Boren Awards, Critical Language Scholarship, Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange, DAAD, Princeton in Asia, and UK scholarships like Marshall, Gates Cambridge, and Mitchell.

Led by Dr. Michael Mills (SUNY Geneseo)