AHA ALUMNI OPPORTUNITIES
There are several ways you can get involved as an AHA Alumnus/a. As we continue to grow our alumni network, it's important that you keep in touch with AHA and let us know what your are up to and how you would like to get involved.
Whether you are returning to school to finish up your degree or if you have graduated, we've got something for you. One of the most important things you can do is send us your contact information. We publish a quarterly newsletter featuring program highlights, alumni stories, and upcoming events. AHA's alumni network is vast and spans the globe, and we want to hear about you.
So, how can you get involved? Below you can find several examples of resources we provide our current and prospective alumni.
AHA Global Mentorship Program
AHA will be launching our Global Mentorship program during the summer of 2011. The program is designed to provide enthusiastic alumni with the opportunity to share their study abroad experience with others and become more involved with the AHA International global network through a variety of professional development and enrichment opportunities. Check back in May 2011 for more information about the program and the application process. If you have any questions between now and May, please email us.
AHA Alumni Events
Throughout the year, AHA holds alumni events, often when AHA Site Directors are in town. All AHA Alumni are welcome to join. To learn about upcoming events contact us and check our website for updates.
Northwest Returnee Conference
Held in winter or early spring each year, the NW Returnee Conference is a great opportunity for AHA Alumni to participate in professional development workshops, meet returnees from all over the U.S., and learn about ways to return abroad. AHA is a founding member of the NW Returnee Conference and the conference is in its third year. The conference is open to all study abroad returnees. To learn more about the conference visit www.nwreturnee.com.
Nominate Your Visiting Faculty Professor
Did the visiting faculty member really go out of his or her way to make your program amazing? Nominate your visiting professor for the Northwest Council on Study Abroad Faculty of the Year Award! It's easy and the nomination process only takes a few minutes. Students are asked to submit nominations via emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or the submitting the form found on the AHA Application Page after logging in. Nominations are due by March 1, 2011.
Nominations should include the name of the faculty member, the site and term abroad, and reasons outlining why the faculty member is deserving of the award, including:
• achievement on the job (ability in performance of duties)
• quality of programming
• outreach efforts
• efforts in promoting intercultural communication
• student support
• participation in site-related activities and committees