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Coming Home

Life after study abroad

Being conscious that you are back home is a crucial part and continuity of the program. While abroad you have gained new skills, interest and perspective of how the world is. Coming back home might result in a challenge by getting adapted to it. We encourage you to attend to a cultural shock orientation. WELCOME BACK!

Fall: Welcome Back Luncheon !
October 3, 2014
12:00 pm-1:30 pm
* Lunch will be provided

Re-Entry shock

Upon return you may experience some common reactions to the disconnect between your new perspectives and the reality of home
  • Alienation and isolation
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Irritation and hostility


The key to readjustment is integrating your new skills, interests, and values into life at home.
  • Apply new skills and interests
  • Reflect on experience
  • Build new community

Share your story

  • With those who are interested in studying abroad in the future: Peer Mentor Opportunities
  • With other students who have returned from study abroad: Re-entry workshop
  • With friends and family who may not fully understand the process
An informed and understanding support system can make all the difference.

Contact information

Phone: 909.537.3944
Fax: 909.537.7020
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA. 92407
Center for International Studies and Programs (CISP)
Study Abroad Office
Room 348 at College of Education (CE)
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