It’s the hardest time of the semester, returning from study abroad.
You just spent several months having the best time of your life, meeting new friends, exploring new cultures, discovering yourself, and just like that it comes to an end. Now what?
Essentially it’s time to deal with all the feels, or avoid all the feels until you make your way back abroad, whatever works for you.
Truth is, there’s no easy way around the emotions that come with returning from study abroad. Every student will take their own re-entry journey, which is why we’ve rounded up several blog posts from USAC alumni and staff that are honest, relatable, and necessary reading for dealing with the re-entry blues.
Reverse Culture Shock: Coming Home From Abroad
Reverse culture shock is a real thing and this article helps break down what it is and provides valuable resources.
3 Hard Truths About Coming Home from Abroad
Sometimes the truth is hard to hear, but this article gets straight to the point about what you may feel when you return from study abroad.
Alumni Story: The Longest Way Home
After studying abroad in Pau, France for a year, Joel’s journey back home took time and adjustment.
Returning Home from Abroad: One Month Later
One month after returning home from Accra, Ghana, Sam shares his stories of reimmersing himself in the U.S.
Almost There: The Value of an Unfulfilled Study Abroad
Feeling unfulfilled with your study abroad experience? Seven years after studying abroad in San Sebastián, Spain, Michael shares his thoughts on why it’s okay to want more from your study abroad journey.
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