Reverse Culture Shock

One of the biggest challenges for students who study abroad can be returning home and readapting. You’re excited to see your friends and family that you miss and you expect to return home, but upon returning you may realize that things are different from how you left them, “home” has changed and you may have also changed. This "reverse culture shock" may be more difficult than the "culture shock" you felt while abroad. Each person’s experience is unique and reverse culture shock will vary. If return culture shock is severe, it is important that you seek help/counseling.

For your convenience, the Study Abroad Office offers the following Power Point presentation titled UIW Re-Entry Presentation available to download. You are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the Study Abroad Coordinator in order to further discuss issues that may arise upon returning home.