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Re-Entry Orientation

Culture & Re-Entry Shock

Returning to the United States can be just as challenging as the initial move overseas.  You may develop feelings of anxiety because you have to re-settle with your friends and family.  This is known as reverse culture shock.  You’ve just experience an amazing, life-changing event and many people will not know how to interact with the “new” you.  Know that as you re-adjust to your own culture and country, the sadness will subside and the old and new you will eventually come together.

Your reactions to re-entry may vary, and may include one or more of the following:

There are a number of things that you can do to help the transition of your experience: