Many Gilman scholars face challenges when returning home from abroad. Re-entry from study or intern abroad is a psychological stage of re-adjustment that you experience while acclimating back to your home culture.
The packet below includes resources tailored to Gilman Scholars who returned to the U.S. early due to the impacts of COVID-19. Please review this packet for tips on helping you reflect on your experience overseas (however brief it might have been), coping with stress and anxiety, and articulating what you learned from your program and early return.
Review the packet below for tips on readjusting to life in the U.S., reflecting on your experience abroad, and leveraging your experience moving forward. You will also find sample resume and cover letter text to assist you in your career search.
The Gilman Program also hosts re-entry webinars twice a year for Gilman scholars who are preparing to return home or have recently returned home. You can view a recording of our most recent re-entry webinar below and be sure to sign up for the alumni newsletter to find out about upcoming webinars.
Watch the video below to review challenges faced by study abroad returnees and for tips on overcoming reverse culture shock.