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Returning From Abroad

When you return from being abroad, many parts of your life might feel different. You will have grown as a person -- professionally, academically, and personally --, so this is normal! The best thing to do once returning from a study abroad is to reflect on your experiences, use new skills to your advantage, and remain globally engaged!

On campus, you can become a Global Partner, apply for a Global Engagement Office internship, represent your experiences as an Education Abroad Ambassador, or engage with the Speaker's Bureau. Learn more about all of these options here.

As students return from being abroad, they should follow this guide for their next steps upon their return home.


  • Lessons From Abroad Chicago - a non-profit organization dedicated to "give students the tools to leverage their unique experiences abroad to help them advance and make the world a more inclusive and equitable place."