Returnee Challenges, Coping, and Advice

London, England

Dear Education Abroad Alumni,

Welcome back!  All of us at UW-Platteville Education Abroad hope that your education abroad experience was transformative, challenging, exciting, and one of the best experiences of your college career to date.  While returning home may seem like the end of an era, we can assure you that it is not.  The re-entry period, much like the first few weeks of your education abroad experience, can be challenging as you reorient yourself and adjust to this new phase of your life.

As such, we have provided some resources to help you adjust to life back in the United States post-study abroad.  In the UW-Platteville Education Abroad Returnee Challenges, Coping, and Advice Packet you will find information on:

  • The Top 10 Challenges for Study Abroad Returnees
  • Common Challenges Encountered by Education Abroad Returnees and Strategies to Help Deal with Them
  • Advice on Coming Home and Dealing with Re-Entry
  • Five Things NOT to Do After Returning From Abroad

In addition, we encourage you to seek out opportunities across campus to help keep your education abroad experience alive including: joining internationally-themed student organizations, seeking international career advice from Career Services, and volunteering with the UW-Platteville Education Abroad office.

We, again, welcome you home and encourage you to stop by our office, give us a call, or share a few stories or photos with us via e-mail. Please know that the UW-Platteville Education Abroad staff is here to support you in your re-entry transition, and please do not hesitate to contact us.

All the best,
UW-Platteville Education Abroad

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