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Study Abroad Returnees

Information for Returnees

Welcome back!


We hope your study abroad experience was a life changing one. Now that you are back, you have the opportunity to share this experience with others. 

You will also need to complete the last of the paperwork for the Office of Study Abroad. Please remember that your international transcript is your responsibility. If your program does not automatically send this, you will need to request it from the university you attended while abroad. 

 
Buffs Abroad Photo Contest

The Buffs Abroad Photo Contest is currently closed. This year we opened the contest with two separate categories, Judge's Choice and People's Choice (chosen via Facebook likes and reactions). Here are the winners that were chosen for Fall 2017:

1st Place: $150 Visa Gift Card

"Salzburg From Above", Arne Van Mourik, Faculty Led Program in Austria

Above view of city in Austria

 

2nd Place: $125 Visa Gift Card

"Conquering My Comfort Zone", Shelby Willburn, Individual Program in South Africa

Cave in South Africa

 

3rd Place: $100 Visa Gift Card

"Another Day of Learning", Mariela Mendoza, Faculty Led Program in Mexico

Children in Mexico

 

People's Choice Award: 2 Cinemark Movie Tickets & a $25 Cinemark Gift Card

"The Majestic Beast", Shelby Willburn, Individual Program in South Africa

Elephant walking in Africa

 

Dealing with reverse culture shock?

If you are experiencing difficulties re-adjusting to what used to be "normal" now that you are back, you are not alone. Many students deal with what is called reverse culture shock. The website studentsabroad.com contains a handbook explaining reverse culture shock and how to overcome it, along  with some extra resources on reverse culture shock.