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You’re back in the U.S.—Now What?

Just because you are no longer living and studying abroad, does not mean that your intercultural experiences are over. However, the transition to returning home and back to campus can be challenging and often catches students off guard.

While you might have expected your host country to be different and require some adjustment, you may not have considered how your own family, friends, city and country might now appear differently now that you have had your experiences abroad.

There are many resources to help you navigate the re-entry process from managing the adjustment back to engaging in intercultural events on campus to considering how you might live abroad again. 

  1. Understand post-study abroad procedures
  2. Participate in OIE programming specifically for returning students
  3. Read some tips for adjusting to life back in the U.S.
  4. Share your experience with future study abroad students
  5. Integrate your international experience back at Marquette
  6. Explore Milwaukee—just as you learned a new city abroad, re-consider Milwaukee as a new destination
  7. Marketing your Study Abroad Experience
  8. Consider post-graduation experiences abroad
  9. Additional Re-entry Resources




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Office of International Education

OIE works to promote the internationalization of Marquette University by recruiting and advising international students and scholars, developing vibrant partnerships with international institutions and providing innovative study abroad opportunities.
Office of International Education