Returning to Campus

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.

Post Study Abroad Procedures

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Online Study Abroad Account

Your online study abroad account will remain active once you return from abroad. Log in at studyabroad.marquette.edu and complete the following:

  • Re-entry reflection
  • Volunteer to be a contact for future students
  • Write advice to future students participating on your program

Transcripts

The transcript(s) for your semester(s) abroad are typically sent to the Office of the Registrar one to three months after you finish your final exams. After the Registrar has processed your transcript, your college will determine how the credits will be accepted (based upon your study abroad course approval form).

You can check on the status of your credits through CheckMarq by following the steps below. If you do not see courses posted in CheckMarq and want to check the status of your credit transfer, call the Office of the Registrar to find out if your official transcripts have been received. If they have been received, please contact the records office in your college to find out whether Marquette equivalents have been posted.

If courses were not accepted as they were pre-approved by your college or department, present a copy of your Course Approval Form or any email approvals to your college records office so the appropriate adjustments can be made.

For Programs for Which Grades Transfer:

(South Africa Service Learning Program and faculty-led summer programs)

  • Log in to Checkmarq.
  • Under “Self Service,” go to “Student Center.”
  • Locate the drop-down menu in the “Academics” section.
  • Select “Grades” from the drop-down menu and click the (>>) button.
  • Select a term, and then click “Continue.”
  • The “View My Grades” page appears with official grades listed.

For programs for which only credits transfer:

  • Log in to CheckMarq.
  • Under “Self Service,” go to “Student Center.”
  • In the “Academics” section, click the “My Academics” link.
  • Click the “View my transfer credit report” link. 

Please note: Transfer credit will NOT be granted for a course if you earned below a C or if you took it pass/fail.

Re-Entry Assessment

We are very interested in hearing feedback and details about your particular study abroad program so we may better advise students looking to study abroad in the future. OIE will send you a short re-entry survey by e-mail.  Student responses are a vitalcomponent in the evaluation of our current program offerings. Your responses are anonymous. We appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey.

Additionally, you will also be sent information about completing the Global Perspectives Inventory, which is separate from the re-entry survey. The GPI is used to assess how your views and perspectives are shaped by your study abroad experience, and student results will be used to guide future programming.

Academic Advising

Schedule an appointment with your academic adviser upon returning to campus to discuss your transcript and four-year plan. Make sure that you are taking the necessary required courses to stay on track for graduation.

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Re-Entry Programming

Participate in OIE programming specifically for returning students.

Enroll in OIE’s Re-Entry Course

ARSC 3005 (2 credits)
Bridging the Local and Global: Unpacking Your Study Abroad Experience

This course is designed for students who have returned from an overseas experience. Through discussion and service learning, students will discern the transformational moments and learn how to integrate their experience now and after graduation.

Webinar: Putting Global to Work: How to Utilize Your International Experience for Post-Graduation Opportunities

TBD

Put your intercultural skills to work. Learn how to incorporate your study abroad experience into the job application process, including resumes, cover letters and interviews. Explore post-graduation opportunities abroad and consider careers that have a global impact. This online workshop is co-sponsored by OIE and Career Services Center.

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Readjusting to Life in the U.S.

Many of the feelings you experience after you return to the U.S. are due to the changes you have undergone and the ambiguity about how the new you fits into your old life. It’s important to remember that this change is a positive thing. The coping skills and strategies that were successful in helping you to adjust to your host culture will be just as helpful coming home:

In addition, some students find that when they return they may have new interests and passions that lead them to consider other majors or career paths. The Office of Student Development can help you navigate that thought process through vocation programming.

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Share Your Experience

There are plenty of opportunities for you to share your newly gained cross-cultural interests and experiences at Marquette. The following are suggestions, but keep an open mind and try out your own ideas as well!

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Promote Study Abroad at Marquette

We need your help to make our programs come alive for prospective study abroad students. Represent your program and share your global experiences as a volunteer during OIE’s:

  • Study Abroad Fair
  • Program-specific Information Sessions
  • Study Abroad Orientation

Become a Study Abroad Ambassador and act as a guide for students just beginning their study abroad journey. The position requires approximately 2-5 hours per week depending on your availability. As an ambassador, you will enhance your skills in public speaking, marketing, social media, event planning and act as the spokesperson for your study abroad program. Contact studyabroad@marquette.edu for details.

Volunteer or Work at the Office of International Education

Consider working as a Global Student Assistant at the Office of International Education. Explore international education as a career path. OIE hires student workers to assist with each of the functions of international education:

  • International Students and Scholar Services
  • Education Abroad
  • English as a Second Language Program
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Evening Program Center

Open positions are posted on Job Connection and Communication internship webpage.

Express Yourself…Creatively!

  • Participate in the OIE-sponsored International Photo Contest in November each year on Facebook during International Education Week.
  • Submit your pictures or writing to the Marquette Tribune or Marquette Journal.
  • Participate in external photo and essay contests, such as the Transitions Abroad study abroad/travel art/essay contest.
  • Write articles for magazines interested in study abroad experiences such as:
  • Abroad View Magazine, which publishes student work discussing study
    abroad issues, global awareness, cultural views and world conditions.
  • Transitions Abroad, which welcomes submissions from students

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Integrate Your International Experience Back at Marquette

Put your newly gained cross-cultural interests and experiences to work here at Marquette. The following are just a few examples of how you can get involved.

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Attend OIE Programming

Attend OIE sponsored lectures, discussion series and panel presentations on key global topics. Participate in social programming designed to share U.S. cultural traditions with international students. Check out our event calendar for an up-to-date schedule of events.

Organizing an international-related event? Email Susan Whipple the details and we'll help promote the event.

Enroll in Language and International Content Courses

Marquette offers a wide variety of international focused courses for every major. Consider majoring in a foreign language, adding a double major in International Affairs or International Business, declaring an Asian Studies minor, or complementing your engineering degree with a concentration in Global Engineering.

Commit to the Global World Through Service Learning

Upon your return from your study-abroad experience, one of the best ways to continue your commitment to the global world is by participating in service learning right here in the Milwaukee community. If you did not participate in service learning at Marquette before your departure, you may want to try to take a service learning course or two when you return. Milwaukee boasts numerous nonprofits with a global focus, including the following. Learn more on the service learning website.

Volunteer at International Student Orientation

New international students arrive a week or so before school starts each semester. If you are in Milwaukee, consider volunteering to assist during orientation. Take students to get their university ID cards, accompany students to Target to purchase necessary items for their dorm room and join the new students at social events such as the welcome picnic or ice skating at Red Arrow Park. Contact Ellen Blauw if you are interested in volunteering.

Become an International Peer Mentor

Welcome new international students to Marquette. Join a mix of current international and domestic students who volunteer to help new international students settle in and adjust to life at Marquette. Volunteer just one semester or every semester. If you are interested in serving as a Peer Mentor, contact Ellen Blauw.

Host a Table at International Day

Every spring, OIE showcases Marquette’s global diversity at International Day. Individual students and cultural student organizations put together booths that educate staff and students about the countries and cultures that make up Marquette's global community. Partner with an international student or host a table that represents your host country. To participate, contact the OIE Program Center staff.

Live in Global Village

Become a U.S. cultural ambassador and live in Global Village, a community that helps international exchange students adjust to life at Marquette. Live with two international exchange students and another domestic undergraduate student in a two-bedroom furnished unit. This close-knit community promotes cultural sharing and offers great opportunities for personal growth. Visit the Global Village webpage for information on how to become an ambassador.

Get Involved in the Center for Peacemaking

Learn about peacemaking and social activism. Hear from peacemakers in the field at regular Soup with Substance programming, engage in advocacy efforts, become a Catholic Relief Services ambassador, teach peer mediation to area youth or complete a summer international peacemaking fellowship. Learn more on the Center for Peacemaking website.

Get Involved in the Center for Intercultural Engagement

Celebrate diversity, discuss social justice, and participate in activities with an international, multi-cultural or ethnic focus through the Center for Intercultural Engagement. Programming includes diversity awareness month celebrations, human rights awareness week, and town hall discussions, among others.

Join an International-Focused Student Organization

Interested in learning more about a specific culture or practicing your foreign language skills? Choose from more than 20 cultural- and international-focused student organizations and get involved. These organizations are open to all students. Visit the Marquette Student Organizations website to learn more.

  • Chinese Student & Scholars Association
  • Italian Club
  • International Affairs Society
  • Malaysian Student Association
  • Sigma Delta Pi (Hispanic Honor Society)

Explore a Global Milwaukee

Explore the rich ethnic opportunities in Milwaukee, including art, film, festivals, theatre and more. Or, get involved in local organizations related to your host country and/or its ethnic heritage and language. Visit our explore Milwaukee section below for some suggestions.

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Explore Milwaukee

Explore Milwaukee—just as you got to know a new city abroad, reconsider Milwaukee as a new destination. Become a tourist in your own backyard.

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Attractions

The Basilica of St. Josaphat
The Basilica is a Franciscan center for prayer and spirituality, inspiration and beauty. It is home to a vibrant Roman Catholic parish and remains a testament to the faith of the Polish immigrants that created it.

Bradford Beach
The place to be in Milwaukee's hot summer months. The lake is a choice spot for beach volleyball, jet-skiing, sailing, windsurfing and freshwater surfing. Bring your own equipment or take advantage of beachfront lessons and rentals.

Discovery World
Discovery World is a science and technology center that is fun for all ages. A 120,000-square foot facility includes interactive exhibits, the Reiman Aquarium, movies in their Digital Theater, learning labs, live theater shows, and more!

Edelweiss Boat Trips
Enjoy a boat ride down the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan.

Harley-Davidson Museum
The Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI, showcases the Harley-Davidson Motor Company's history and motorcycles through a variety of exhibits. Immerse yourself in Harley culture.

Milwaukee Art Museum
The museum contains over 30,000 works of art to enjoy. On weekend nights MAM After Dark offers themed evening events with music, food, drinks and art.

Miller Brewery Tour
From a personal tour guide to the ghost of Frederick Miller, you will experience over 155 years of brewing history on your tour. International visitors and local guests alike experience something new with every tour. Relax and enjoy your samples in our Bavarian-style Miller Inn or outdoor Beer Garden (seasonally) with friends and family at this historic Milwaukee landmark. Stop by during the winter to see the MillerCoors’ Holiday Lites.

Milwaukee Country Zoo
As one of the country’s finest zoological attractions, the Milwaukee County Zoo will educate, entertain and inspire you! Visit over 2,000 mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles in specialized habitats spanning 200 wooded acres. Explore educational wildlife shows, fun attractions and enticing special events like Zoo a la Carte.

Milwaukee Food and City Tours
Milwaukee Food & City Tours offers delicious tours exploring both urban and suburban neighborhoods originally settled by Italian, Irish, Polish and German immigrants. On all of the food and cultural tours of Milwaukee, they point out architectural highlights, cultural hotspots, and great restaurants and shops while sampling flavors from restaurants along the way.

Milwaukee Public Market
Milwaukee's most unique downtown food destination! Bursting with unique, high quality selections of artisan and ethnic products, and freshly prepared foods, you’re sure to enjoy shopping the independent merchants of the Milwaukee Public Market.

Milwaukee Public Museum
The Milwaukee Public Museum is a natural and human history museum. From the dinosaur exhibit to butterflies to the streets of old Milwaukee, there is an exhibit that will capture your imagination. You can also experience an IMAX show in a six-story dome theatre.

Milwaukee RiverWalk
In the heart of downtown, the two-mile long RiverWalk winds along the Milwaukee River with access to some of the city's best restaurants, brewpubs, shops and waterfront nightlife. Eye-catching public art gives the RiverWalk the feel of an outdoor gallery and colorful, user-friendly directional signs elaborate on the city's history.

Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)
Experience a desert oasis, a tropical jungle and special floral gardens - all in one afternoon - and an amazing lighting display in the evening!

Pettit National Ice Center
The Pettit is an official US Olympic training facility. Enjoy an afternoon or evening of ice skating!

Schuster Mansion – Victorian High Tea
Come have tea at the Schuster Mansion and feel what it may have been like back in the late 1800’s when Molly Schuster served tea to her friends.

Sprecher Brewery Tours
Established in Milwaukee in 1985, the first microbrewery since the repeal of Prohibition. European and traditional style beers, as well as gourmet sodas.

Untapped Tours of Milwaukee
Milwaukee’s most complete city tour! Join us as we tap into Milwaukee’s famous attractions and history, as well as other sights you may not have known existed. Each tour is limited to 11 guests to allow for plenty of room and ensure a personal feeling. Don’t just see Milwaukee, experience it!

Urban Ecology Center
An environmental community center, revitalizing urban green spaces and educating urban youth about science and nature. Hike the trails, climb a rock wall or kayak the Milwaukee river – nature is at your fingertips.

Entertainment

Comedy Café
Storied comedy spot and bar with a 2-drink minimum and a roster of big-name stand-up acts.

Comedy Sportz
All-ages comedy-as-a-sport, complete with referee, featuring two improv teams competing for applause.

The BMO Harris Bradley Center
Large indoor arena that hosts sporting events and concerts.

The Pabst Theater
The Pabst Theater is an indoor concert venue and landmark of Milwaukee. Known as "the Pabst", the theater hosts about 100 events per year. Built in 1895, it is the fourth-oldest continuously operating theater in the United States.

Potawatomi Hotel and Casino
Located minutes from downtown Milwaukee, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino offers high-stakes bingo, over 100 table games, over 3,000 slot machines, a 20-table Poker Room, a 500-seat theater and an Off-Track Betting Room.

The Rave
Music venue hosting national and local acts in a historic 1920s building.

State Fair
For ten days, enjoy some original cream puffs and try a variety of food. Watch and observe endless fair competitions, and listen to countless concerts.

Summerfest
The world’s largest music festival is held right here in Milwaukee.

Wheel Fun Rentals
Wheel Fun Rentals enables adventurers and families to get an eye-full of wildlife without having to leave the city! Wheel Fun Rentals places water-bound explorers at the helm of a variety of boats including kayaks and pedal boats.

Festivals

Bastille Days
The streets of Milwaukee are transformed into a mini French city complete with an Eiffel Tower. Enjoy street entertainers, a marketplace, more than 25 sidewalk crafts, and the annual Storm the Bastille 5K fun run/walk-Thurs, opening night.

Festa Italiana
Festa carries on time-honored traditions including the celebration of Sunday Mass and Procession, cultural exhibits, bocce, gondolas, photos of the old Third Ward and Italians in Milwaukee, as well as delicious food and entertainment true to the Italian culture including opera, dance, song and fireworks!

German Fest
All things German can be found at German Fest – food, travel, history, music, and much more… for ALL ages! Some of the best German cuisine can be found at German Fest! Many well-known German restaurants and food services from Southeast Wisconsin make the trip to provide authentic German fare.

Greek Fest
Be Greek for a day! Authentic Greek food, live Greek and American bands, as well as our own authentic Hellenic Dancers. The mission of Greek Fest is to provide funding to support the ministries of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church and its community outreach efforts.

Holiday Folk Fair
America’s premier multicultural festival. Explore the world of music, food, dance and arts.

Indian Summer Festival
The mission of Indian Summer Inc. is to educate, preserve and promote American Indian cultures; showcase the diversity that exists within tribal cultures, provide economic opportunities to our people and strengthen communication and understanding.

Irish Fest
To preserve, promote and celebrate all aspects of Irish, Irish American and Celtic cultures, and to instill in current and future generations an appreciation of their heritage.

Mexican Fiesta
Mexican Fiesta brings the sound, culture, and taste of Mexico to Milwaukee’s lakefront. Join in on the fun as we celebrate three days of fun, food, Mariachi and Fiesta for everyone.

Pride Fest
The nation’s largest LGBT festival with permanent festival grounds, owned and operated entirely by volunteers each and every year. PrideFest Milwaukee does not have one paid employee, simply the dedication and devotion to bring together a festival each and every year for our community.

Polish Fest
Polish Fest has a proud history in Milwaukee because of the strong Polish community in the area. Through the Polish Heritage Alliance and Polish Center of Wisconsin, Polish Fest has become the largest Polish festival in America.

Sports

Admirals Hockey
The Milwaukee Admirals are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League.

Milwaukee Brewers
The Milwaukee Brewers are an American professional baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The team is a member of the Central Division of Major League Baseball's National League.

Milwaukee Bucks
The Milwaukee Bucks are a basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They are part of the Central Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association.

Milwaukee Wave
Milwaukee Wave is an indoor professional soccer team.

Nite-Glow Golf
Regular golf too challenging…or not challenging enough? Try Nite-Glow Golf, an after-dark game that everyone will enjoy. With only tees, flag sticks, and holes illuminated and glow-in-the-dark golf balls flying through the air, Nite-Glow Golf is a veritable light show!

Theatre & Performing Arts

Broadway Theatre Center
The Broadway Theatre Center houses two unique theaters: the 358-seat Cabot Theatre, a replication of an 18th-century European opera house and the 99-seat Studio Theatre, a versatile black box space. Skylight Music Theatre owns and operates the Broadway Theatre Center at 158 N. Broadway in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

First Stage
A children’s theatre for both children and adults to enjoy!

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts offers the best of cultural and community programming. We are home to the finest performing artists in Wisconsin, including the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Ballet Company, Florentine Opera Company, First Stage and Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra plus host of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration.

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre
The Rep produces over 600 performances annually of new and contemporary work, classics, and musical theater pieces plus a new short-play festival showcasing its intern company which is one of the oldest internship programs in regional theater.

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
The MSO’s full-time professional musicians perform over 135 classics, pops, family, education, and community concerts each season in venues throughout the state.

Milwaukee Theatre
Elegant 4,100-seat venue hosting concerts, Broadway musicals, theater performances & assemblies.

Oriental Theater
Opened on July 2, 1927. Every Friday and Saturday before the 7pm show in the main theatre, the lush sounds of the Kimball Theatre Pipe Organ introduce the movie. This pipe organ is the largest of its kind in a theatre in America, and the third largest in the world.

Nearby Attractions

Cave of the Mounds
Cave of the Mounds is a National Natural Landmark. Guided tours of this geologic wonder follow paved, lighted walkways departing regularly every day of the year.

House on the Rock
Visionary architecture, eclectic collections and incredible stories await you at the House on the Rock Attraction, Alex Jordan’s imaginary, awe-inspiring man-made retreat.

Lambeau Field
Home of the Green Bay Packers. Take a Stadium Tour and/or visit the Packers Hall of Fame.

Old World Wisconsin
The museum's more than 60 historic structures range from ethnic farmsteads with furnished houses and rural outbuildings, to a crossroads village with its traditional small-town institutions. The efforts of countless historians have preserved an amazing slice of true Americana — one that will be enjoyed for generations to come.

Six Flags Great America
A theme park located north of Chicago, which includes extreme thrill rides and a water park.

Additional Milwaukee Resources

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Post-Graduation Experiences Abroad

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Putting Your Study Abroad Experience to Work For You

Your study abroad experience will affect you long after your formal study is completed. There are countless ways to incorporate your international experience into your career field. Watch for these opportunities, and continue building your international and intercultural experience.

Study abroad is a great start to building the international side of your résumé, but you might want to enhance it by working, interning, volunteering or attending graduate school abroad.

Few people step into a career in international affairs/business. Most people enter at a lower level in the domestic side of a business or organization, so be prepared to work your way into an international position. Network in the United States and while you’re abroad. Positions often become available to those who know the right people or are in the right place at the right time.

International Careers

A good way to start your search is by consulting the Career Services Center. The center can help you effectively market your study abroad experience to potential employers.

GoinGlobal: International Career and Employment Resource

If you are interested in working and/or interning abroad, log in to the MU Career Manager to explore GoinGlobal, a leading provider of career and employment resources for evaluating, selecting and transitioning into a successful career in another country. The database provides:

  • Country career guides
  • USA and Canadian city career guides
  • Corporate profiles
  • Worldwide job and internship openings
  • H1B visa employer listings.

GoinGlobal provides more than 16 million worldwide job and internship listings. Opportunities are posted for major multinational companies and are updated daily.

UniWorld Directories

Uniworld directories enables you to search for American firms operating in foreign countries or foreign firms operating in the United States. It is a great place to start a search for international corporations. To search the database, go to the Raynor Memorial Libraries homepage and click on the databases tab under find resources. Select Uniworld from the list to begin your search.

International Education as a Career

Many students return from their experience overseas eager to help others have an equally transformative experience. Consider pursuing a career in international education. Work with incoming international students, outgoing study abroad students or partnership building. Learn as much as you can about the field to determine if it is the right fit for you.

  • Attend International Education Conferences. There are regional, national and international conferences, so you should be able to find something in your area.
  • Seek out local international education organizations. The Milwaukee Consortium of International Educators meets once a month. There may be others in your hometown.
  • Pursue graduate work that will prepare you for a job in international education
    • Marquette University
      Master of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education here at Marquette. Focus on international education
    • University of Minnesota
      Master or Doctorate in Comparative and International Development Education (in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development)
    • School for International Training Graduate Institute
      Master’s degree programs and certificate programs in international education, peacebuilding and conflict transformation, sustainable development and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
    • Many universities offer programs in higher education and/or international education. Visit the Career Services Center for assistance in exploring other programs.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Teaching English abroad is another career path that many returning study abroad students are interested in pursuing. Below are a few ongoing programs you may want to explore.

  • Chile: English Open Doors Program
    The English Open Doors program was established in 2004 by the Chilean Ministry of Education to connect local children and teens with native English speakers. The program places native English-speakers in public schools throughout Chile to work with local teachers to plan activities and lead classes. There are no fees to participate and volunteers receive: a home-stay with a Chilean family, participation bonus of 70,000 CLP each month.
  • South Korea: EPIK Program
    For students who have already completed an undergraduate degree. Sponsored by the Korean government. Advantages: Free airfare, free housing, good pay, low cost of living.
  • Japan: Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme
    The JET program has been in place 1987 with the purpose of increasing mutual understanding between the people of Japan and other nations.
  • Spain: Auxiliares Program
    The North American Language and Culture Assistants program in Spain is sponsored by the Spanish government.
  • France: Teaching Assistant Program
    The Teaching Assistant Program is sponsored by the French Ministry of Education and hires hundreds of Americans each year to be English language teaching assistants at schools in France.
  • Thailand: GeoVisions Summer Paid Teaching in China
    Earn $935 if you teach for four weeks, $1,395 if you teach six weeks and $1,750 if you stay the full eight weeks. This will offset meals and flights. You will receive free accommodation no matter how long you stay and 4-days of orientation and tours in and around Beijing before you begin teaching.
  • Fulbright: English Teaching Assistants
    The English Teaching Assistant Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to local English teachers. A variety of locations are available and some locations require language skills, while others do not.
  • General Teaching Position Job Search: Dave's ESL Cafe
    There are an endless number of companies and organizations looking to hire English teachers. But, Be aware that scams can do exist!

Graduate Study Abroad

Can’t get enough of studying abroad? How about a scholarship to study at Oxford or a fellowship to design your own study anywhere in the world? Check out the Career Services Center or contact the appropriate university representative to find out about prestigious scholarships for graduate study abroad, including the Fulbright, Rhodes, Rotary and more.

International Volunteer Service

The Peace Corps, International Jesuit Service Corp, and many other service organizations provide excellent opportunities to live and volunteer abroad.

Domestic Volunteer Service

The Jesuit Volunteer Corps and City Year are both great opportunities to work across different cultures right here in the United States.

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Additional Re-entry Resources

You may find the following books and online resources to be helpful as you continue exploring what it means to successfully transition back home from a study abroad experience.

Online Resources

  • What’s up with Culture?
    The site, developed by the University of the Pacific, serves as an online cultural training resource for study abroad students, including a section on returning home.

Other Resources

Austin, Clyde.  Cross-Cultural Re-entry:  A Book of Readings. Abilene, Texas: Abilene Christian University Press, 1986.

Bruce, A. Culture Shock at Home:  Understanding Your Own Change - The Experience of  Return. Transitions Abroad. January/February, 1997, p. 79-80

Chisholm, Linda. Charting a Hero’s Journey. International Partnership for Service Learning, 2000.

Citron, James. Short-Term Study Abroad: Integration, Third Culture Formation, and Reentry. NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

Hess, J. Daniel. Studying Abroad/Learning Abroad: An Abridged Edition of the Whole World Guide to Culture Learning. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1997.

Hogan, John T. Culture-Shock and Reverse-Culture Shock: Implications for Juniors Abroad and Seniors at Home. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American College Personnel Association (Houston, TX, March 13-16, 1983).

Howell, Leah. Coming Home: Sustaining the Experiences of Studying Abroad. The Vermont Connection. 1999.

Kauffman, Norman L., Martin, Judith N., and Weaver, Henry D.  Students Abroad:  Strangers at Home. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1992.

Kepets, Dawn. Back in the USA:  reflecting on your study abroad experience and putting it to work. NAFSA: Association of International Educators, 1995.

Kohls, L. Robert. Survival Kit for Overseas Living. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1996.

Martin, Judith N. Patterns of Communication in Three Types of Reentry Relationships: An Exploratory Study. Western Journal of Speech Communication. v50 n2 Spring 1986, p.183-99.

Paige, R. Michael, Andrew D. Cohen, Barbara Kappler, Julie C. Chi and James P. Lassegard. Maximizing Study Abroad: A Student's Guide to Strategies for Language and Culture Learning and Use. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota, 2002.

Raschio, R.A. College Students' Perceptions of Reverse Culture Shock and Reentry Adjustments. Journal of College Student Development. 1987, p. 156-162.

Storti, Craig. The Art of Coming Home. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1997.

Storti, Craig. The Art of Crossing Cultures. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1990.

Summerfield, Ellen. Survival Kit for Multicultural Living. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1997.

Uchara, A. The Nature of American Student Reentry Adjustment and Perception of the Sojourn Experience. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 10, 1986, p. 415-438.

Woody, Stacey. Programming for Reentry:  Issues and Solutions for Study Abroad Returnees. Transitions Abroad. Mar/Apr 1998, p. 107-108.

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