Returning from studying abroad often brings unique challenges and unexpected stress that require special attention and reflection. If this is happening to you, know that you are not alone! The OIP hosts a re-entry dinner each semester where you have a forum to share stories with other returning students, discuss reverse culture shock, and learn about opportunities to get involved locally and continue your international path from right here on campus. A representative from the Office of Career Programs also visits to discuss how to translate the skills you have acquired into job-hunting proficiency and career success.
Over the course of the year we will keep you posted about opportunities to promote studying abroad, such as representing your program at the study abroad fair, speaking on a panel about study abroad for prospective students, visiting classes and dorms, or working part-time in the OIP.
We encourage you to make use of all the available resources as you experience the challenges of re-integrating into campus life and American society. The links above will be a good start, and our staff is here any time you want to pay us a visit.