Upon Return

Returning Home

Welcoming Your Loved-One Home

When your son or daughter comes home, they will have many exciting stories and experiences they will want to share with you. We encourage you to support your loved ones as they process all that they experienced during their semester abroad.

Students returning home from a study abroad program will sometimes experience difficulty in readjusting back to life in the US (we call this reverse culture shock). The Office for Education Abroad, along with faculty directors, will meet with students upon return and serve as a resource for the return adjustment process. If you notice your son or daughter particularly struggling with reverse culture shock, please do not hesitate to contact us.