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.
GOCI understands the challenges one faces when readjusting to one's home culture. Early in the fall and spring semesters, GOCI 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 or away experience into either a professional cover letter or application to graduate school and support for unpacking and digesting one's abroad experience.