Returning Home from Study Abroad

Study Abroad students group photo on top of the Sun Pyramid in Mexico

Now that you have returned from your time abroad, you may be experiencing reverse culture shock. This can be challenging, so if you feel that you are experiencing some symptoms of reverse culture shock, come by the office and talk to us. Many of the staff have lived and studied abroad extensively, so we know exactly what you are going through!

You may be thinking, now that you've had this life-changing experience, what's next? You could consider another study abroad trip, think about an international career, post-graduate service or research, or begin to look for an international scholarship to do post-grad schooling abroad. About 32% of U.S. college students study abroad, so choosing to study abroad has already made you a more competitive candidate with whatever your post-study abroad plans are; it’s also excellent resume building experience. Not to mention, study abroad experiences transforms you while enabling you to bring back diverse perspectives to campus and the classrooms. This fosters a learning context in which the GU community is exposed to different viewpoints, cultural practices, and ideas to name a few. The integrative Jesuit educational opportunities made available via study abroad play a crucial role in creating a dynamic and inclusive community.

No matter what you want or plan to do, be sure to utilize the following resources to assist you in processing, reflecting on your experience, and integrating it into your resume and post-graduate activities. Gonzaga has a number of opportunities for you to explore!

Resources for International Opportunities

Scholarships, Fellowships & Internships:



Professional Development:

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502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258