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Returning Home

Returning to the USA is not the end of your study abroad experience. You will continue to experience a truly meaningful immersion in another culture for years to come. One reality for many students is facing living back at home after all the excitement and new experiences abroad. Here are some things you go do to get the most out of your time back home:

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Prepare for Re-Entry and Reverse Culture Shock

Resources regarding reverse culture shock:


CEA Study Abroad: Reverse Culture Shock


Go Overseas: How to Deal with Reverse Culture Shock After Studying Abroad


CIEE: Suggestions for Overcoming Reverse Culture Shock 


Resources regarding unexpected and early re-entry: 


Small Planet Studio: Help for an Unexpected and Early Re-Entry

Stay Involved at OSU


Join the OSU Cultural Exchange Club: Facebook Group

  • The purpose of OSU Cultural Exchange is to assist with the integration of international students as well as the reintegration of returned study abroad students into the life of OSU

Apply to be a Peer Advisor in the Study Abroad & NSE Office (for more information contact our office).


Join one of the many language and cultural clubs on campus: Campuslink


Volunteer at the Family Resource Center

  • Working with international students and their families

Join Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society

  • Phi Beta Delta’s mission is to serve as a means of encouraging interdisciplinary programming and to promote the exchange of ideas and information among a network of faculty, staff, and students involved in international endeavors.
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