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Preparing to Come Home

Re-entry to the U.S.
Readjusting to life in the U.S. after living abroad is a transition that takes time and effort. Often called “reverse culture shock, you may notice that you feel the same way the first few weeks back in the U.S. as you did in your host country!

Once you are back, be aware of the many ways you can keep your international experience alive. Get involved! Local and international activities can help you adjust to being back as well as help you integrate your study abroad experience into your academic life and long-term goals.

Read the following documents to help prepare for your return.

MU Re-entry to the U.S.

Preparing to Return Home

Online Cultural Training Resource for Study Abroad (Click Module 2.3 "Back Home: Neither Here nor There")

Marketing Your Study Abroad