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Returnee Resources

When students return from studying abroad, they sometimes have a second period of culture shock (commonly called “Reverse Culture Shock”) as they adapt to being back in their home country. Fortunately, study abroad students have adjusted to a different culture once, and with a little support, they can use strategies and coping mechanisms from their first culture shock experience to navigate this second culture shock experience, if experienced.

Additionally, students will want to consider how to speak professionally about their study abroad experience, turn it into a leadership/networking opportunity and how to articulate it on a resume. The sections on career enhancement and on campus involvement below help meet that need. 

  • On Campus Involvement
  • Career Enhancement Resources
  • Cultural Adaptation Tips
  • Social Media 

Keeping Your International Experience Alive

 On Campus: Opportunities Abound

Career Integration

  • Professionalizing Your International Experience -  tips for interviews, elevator pitches, speaking professionally about your study abroad, and putting your study abroad experience on your resume.

Cultural Adaptation