Coming Home

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“It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed is you.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald

It is important to remember that coming home after an off-campus studies experience can be challenging, but it can also be the time when you learn the most from your cross-cultural experience. Take the time to reflect upon you study abroad experiences. How did they change you personally? Have you gained new knowledge and skills? Have your relationships with family and friends evolved?

It is perfectly normal to have conflicting feelings about coming home. This section will help you understand what you may be going through, and give you tips to cope.