Returning home after your experience abroad can be challenging. The re-entry culture shock may be even more “shocking” than the culture shock of your host country/culture. In order to help you re-adjust to your life back at Florida State University and Tallahassee, we have prepared this information to help you ease your way back into your home-community. Much like when you left your home to go abroad, you must also give yourself some time to re-adjust back into your life here. Remember, this is a common experience for all sojourners, so allow yourself to be challenged and also reflect on your experiences positively- from traveling abroad to returning home.
Adapted by Aleks Nesic, Florida State University Center for Global Engagement, from "Welcome Home: Managing Reentry or Reverse Culture Shock" by Alice Wu and "The Top Ten Immediate Re-entry Challenges," by Dr. Bruce LaBrack.