Students expect cultural adjustment challenges upon arrival in the host country, but many are surprised to experience re-entry difficulties upon coming home. The following article provides a good overview of those issues and suggests coping strategies. CLICK HERE for "Coming Home" article.
The study abroad office understands the challenges one faces when readjusting to one's home culture. Early in the fall and spring semesters, study abroad welcomes students back to campus by offering several re-rentry sessions. These sessions include informal conversations over pizza, exercises and games to tease out lessons-learned, a presentation to the community, help with incorporating the study abroad experience into either a professional cover letter or application to graduate school, and support for unpacking and digesting one's abroad experience.