Re-entry is the re-adjustment that you experience while acclimating back to your home culture after living abroad. Some do not find re-entry to be difficult, but many Gilman scholars experience some degree of unexpected stress or challenges when returning home from abroad.
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.
The following video series discusses some common challenges associated with returning from study abroad. Review these videos to learn more about overcoming challenges and having a successful re-entry experience.