Study abroad can be a truly life-changing experience. Your travel adventures gave you stories, thoughts and challenges, and you may feel like a different person when you come back.
While you were away, life continued at home, too. People you are close to have had experiences without you. When you come back, life at home just may not feel like it did before you left.
Many students are not prepared for unexpected culture shock when they
return home. Reverse culture shock is very common and worth understanding.
How to Readjust to Being HomeWe’ve put together the Study Abroad Reentry Guide (2.8M PDF) to help you readjust to life in the US and make the most of your Study Abroad experiences, including:
We hope this guide will help you prepare for the next stage of your adventure. Another useful resource is What’s Up with Culture?, which offers self-guided self-assessments to help you assess how your Study Abroad experience has changed you.