It’s time to start unpacking.

Saturday, September 24 | 9:30AM-3:30PM | UAlbany Science Library

Do you feel like your study abroad experience marked the beginning of a new chapter in your personal, academic, and/or professional development? Sure, you’re already a world traveler, but do you often wonder where your new skills, experience, and general awesomeness could take you next? Join internationally-minded professionals, talented experts, and study abroad returnees from around New York’s Greater Capital Region and beyond for a day of panel discussions and workshops dedicated to helping YOU unpack and then apply your study abroad experience(s) to your future endeavors.


When you register, you’ll automatically be entered to win a $500 flight voucher courtesy of STA Travel! Show up on the day of the conference, learn a few things, and you could leave a winner (in more ways than one!).

Closing Speaker Announced

chris-gibsonWe are excited to announce Congressman Chris Gibson (R-NY 19) as our closing plenary speaker!

Born to a working class family in the town of Kinderhook, Congressman Gibson enlisted in the New York  National Guard at the age of 17 and later earned an ROTC Commission at Siena College. The first in his family to attend college, Congressman Gibson earned a BA in history at Siena, and, later, an MPA and PhD from Cornell University. His distinguished, 24-year career in the U.S. Army, his wealth of national security experience and scholarship, and his reputation as a consensus builder during his six years in Congress, represent just a few of the reasons we are honored to have Congressman Chris Gibson joining us at the EVOLVE Conference.

…AND, as he prepares for his next assignment, as a visiting lecturer of leadership at nearby Williams College, we think he might really enjoy speaking to/meeting so many motivated undergraduate students at EVOLVE!


Keynote Speaker
Brooke Roberts 2 for front

Once one of the youngest female executives in the meaningful travel industry, serving as Senior Vice President of, Brooke Roberts left it all behind to become a serial entrepreneur and an inspiration to would-be travelers the world over. She is the founder and CEO of Yoga Travel Tree, the founder of Inside Study Abroad, the co-founder of The Study Abroad Journal, AND she’s our keynote speaker too!


 Our Sponsors

This conference wouldn’t be possible without the support of our many sponsors. Believe it or not, they are as committed to your success as we are! We are especially grateful to our Platinum Sponsors:

Select Travel Study
SIT Graduate Institute / SIT Study Abroad
STA Travel
Tel Aviv University, Israel
University College Cork, Ireland

Check out the wide variety of exciting international and domestic opportunities all of our sponsors offer to study abroad returnees below.