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Stage 4: Coming Home

Your study abroad experience is not an isolated activity that has a definite beginning and end. Instead, study abroad is a life-changing event that continues to develop and evolve long after you have returned home. You will find yourself changed, sometimes in surprising, unanticipated ways. Your academic and personal goals may be different, and you may now have a better appreciation for the international students on campus.


Welcome Back!

We hope you enjoyed your time abroad!  Now that you've returned, there are a few things to take care of. Read More.



Reverse Culture Shock

When you return from studying abroad, it is very common to experience what is known as "re-entry or reverse culture shock". Re-entry can be defined as the often unexpected and sometimes difficult experience of re-adjusting to life in one's home culture after living abroad. Some study aroad returnees do not find re-entry to be difficult; however, most returnees experience some degree of stress upon returning home. Read More.


UHart Events for Study Abroad Alumni

We want to hear all about your study abroad experience! There are a few events that you could attend including the Welcome Back Reception, a Photo Contest and Lunches with Alumni. Additionally you can become a Peer Advisor in the International Center (details coming soon!) and share your experiences  with students interested in studying abroad. Read More.



Connecticut State Re-Entry Conference

The fourth annual Connecticut Area Study Abroad Conference will be February 4, 2017 at University of Hartford from 9:30-3:00pm.  The conference offers sessions on unpacking your time abroad, and learning how to use your study abroad experience to network and get your dream job.  You'll also have the opprtunity to have your resume reviewed, and can learn more about how to go abroad again. Click here for more information on registration, cost of attendance ($5 in advance, $10 at the door), the schedule for the day and who to contact at your home institution.


International Opportunities for Graduates

Now that you’ve been abroad, you may be wondering what to do and where to go next.  We’ve put together some resources on work, intern, and volunteer abroad programs, as well as some other international opportunities.