RE-ENTRY RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
For more information about Re-Entry week please click this link.
Linking Study Abroad to Professional Development
This session is about identifying skills gained through study abroad and applying them to specific career paths. Explore future opportunities abroad with fellowships, internships and exchanges and pursuing international careers.
Connecting Your Experiences Abroad
Learn about all the different ways in which you can take your expanded worldviews, new perspectives and intercultural competencies further through civic engagement, social action and other forms of community involvement.
The Return to WesleyanThis session focuses on academic integration as we return to our peers and professors. We will hear from the Director of the Counseling center, a Class Dean, and fellow students on how to navigate these hurdles and ease the transition back to Wesleyan.
- On-Campus Resources
Student Groups can be a great resource to connect with peers that have similar interests of you that you may have gained while studying abroad. Numerous organizations connect with different cultures or topics that you have been in contact with when you were abroad. There are also groups that can help guide you through the process and any issues that may come up with reentry including your overall wellbeing.
Classes can be an important way students can gain insights and connect their experiences from abroad. Classes can help you process an issue that you experienced first-hand, give you to the tools to process your experience, and learn something new about something you were involved in abroad. Wesleyan offers an array of courses that touch upon a lot of important topics. Take your time while looking at classes you want to take.
Even though every student’s experience is different, other students who studied abroad went or are going through the process you are now. Talking it through with others who understand and are going through something similar can be extremely helpful. Click "Peers" above to view students who have previously studied abroad. If you know anyone who studied abroad, reach out to them. Go to events that the Center for Global Studies puts on for returned students.
Class Deans are also there for support for academic advising or guidance with undertaking different type of issues.
The Allbritton Center has great resources for students who are looking to continue their civic engagement. They have Community Partnerships, Service-Learning Opportunities, as well as other resources that can help connect issues that you identified abroad to your community in Connecticut.
CAPS is a great resource if you need some assistance adjusting back to life in Connecticut. Students can experience different mental health difficulties, which is perfectly reasonable. CAPS can help students adjust and learn some coping mechanisms.
As always, the Office of Study Abroad is here to help you as well. Make an appointment with an advisor and we can help guide you through the process and share some resources with you.
Conferences can be a great place to connect with peers and learn how to process your time abroad. There is one for Connecticut and New England. Click the links below for more information. Please let our office know if you would like to attend either of these conferences.
Saturday, February 4th from 9:30-3:00pm at the University of Hartford
Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Bridgewater State University.
- External Websites
These are outside websites that provide resources for students who are returning from studying abroad.
This website offers workbooks, journals, podcasts, blogs, etc. You may have to sign up or pay to access some information on this site.
This website offers modules that students can take to learn about the experience of studying abroad. Module 2 addresses returning students.
- Reading List
Below is a list of reading material about reentry. This list includes articles, books, booklets, pamphlets, etc.
Reverse Culture Shock by H.E. Rybol
The Study Abroad Jounal: Your Roadmap to an Epic Experience Abroad by Brooke Roberts & Natalie Garrett
Returning from Study Abroad Feels like Starting Over by Mark Marino
The Six Stages You Go Through After Returning from Study Abroad by Nicole Mormann
Re-Entry: Returning Home from Studying Abroad by Jake Fischer
7 Ways to Cope with Re-Entry Shock after Studying Abroad by College Tourist
5 Years Later: What I Really Learned from Study Abroad by Mary Ellen Dingley
What to Expect When Returning Home from Studying Abroad by BCA Study Abroad
Tips for Dealing with Reverse Culture Shock When You Return Home by Trixie Cordova