Becoming a global citizen is about the before, during, and after of going abroad. The Office of International Programs (OIP) helps study abroad participants and engages returnees in programming that facilitates the long-term educational, professional, and personal benefits of the experience.
Returned student services provide study abroad participants the opportunity to intentionally reflect upon and process their education abroad experience. These activities encourage students to more fully consider how their values, attitudes, and behaviors may have shifted while abroad and to better understand the deep impact of coming home. Often coming home and “fitting back into the American culture” is more difficult for students than adjusting to the host country culture. Recognition and application of new knowledge, skills, and attitude is vital so that students test their new competencies in their home environments.
OIP hosts regular events to help returning students connect with our office and with other students, faculty, and staff. Please check our website or Facebook for upcoming events.
Lessons From Abroad
Global Scholar: Online Learning for Study Abroad