The Study Abroad Sept. 2013 Welcome Back Reception.
So now you're home in the good old USA after having spent a semester or year abroad. Depending on your experiences while abroad, you may have multiple feelings about being back.
If you studied abroad in a country with a different language, you may feel relief at being home, where things like clothing and shoe sizes suddenly make sense. On the flip side, after that initial euphoria over being home, you may begin to feel depressed; missing the friends you made abroad, the excitement of living in a different country, the feeling of newness and adventure you experienced when waking up each morning, the food, culture, etc.
Re-entry Guide: You are not alone in the reentry adjustment process: many students experience the same difficulties that you do. The guide is meant to help you readjust not only to life in the US, but also to life at Haverford College.
A number of colleges in the area, including University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, St. Joseph's, Villanova, and others, sponsor a joint Re-Entry Conference each fall for students returning from study abroad. Learn More >
Stay tuned for details about the February 2014 Re-Entry Conference.