Re-entry: Four tips for helping students cope

While adjusting to life abroad may be rough, coming home is often even harder for many students, especially after a life-changing study abroad experience. Here are four strategies that I have used to help students prepare for the difficulties of returning home. 1. Talk about it. This strategy may seem obvious, but is often ignored. Plenty of talk goes into preparing students to go abroad both officially at pre-departure orientation and unofficially as friends and family share in students'...
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Help Students Transition After Study Abroad

by Tara Miller, who writes about the best online schools You may think that encouraging your students to study abroad for a semester, summer or entire year is your biggest challenge. Helping them work out complicated schedules, find a program, figure out financial aid, and build confidence to live in a foreign country are challenges that many students face before they go abroad, but the transition back to traditional American college life can also be difficult. For some students, the time...
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