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As you return from study abroad, we hope you will enjoy this humorous piece written by a Glipmse intern about what NOT to do when returning from abroad.
Reentry and reverse culture shock
Do you find that you:
Understanding what kind of frustrations you might face upon re‐entry into your home country is important; and even more important is to know that you are not alone in these feelings.
Journeying Home (available from OCS and the Miller Library)
Discussion questions for Journeying Home
Writing about your experiences:
Bruce, A. Culture Shock at Home: Understanding Your Own Change - The Experience of Return. Transitions Abroad. January/February, 1997, p. 79-80 (http://www.transabroad.com).
Chisholm, Linda A. and Howard A. Berry. 2002. “Understanding the Education – and through it the Culture – in Education Abroad”. New York, NY. The International Partnership for Service-Learning.
Citron, James. Short-Term Study Abroad: Integration, Third Culture Formation, and Reentry. NAFSA: Association of International Educators (http://www.nafsa.org).
Hess, J. Daniel. Studying Abroad/Learning Abroad: An Abridged Edition of the Whole World Guide to Culture Learning. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1997.
Hogan, John T. Culture-Shock and Reverse-Culture Shock: Implications for Juniors Abroad and Seniors at Home. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American College Personnel Association (Houston, TX, March 13-16, 1983).
Howell, Leah. Coming Home: Sustaining the Experiences of Studying Abroad. The Vermont Connection. 1999.
Kauffman, Norman L., Martin, Judith N., and Weaver, Henry D. Students Abroad: Strangers at Home. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1992.
Kepets, Dawn. Back in the USA: Reflecting on Your Study Abroad Experience and Putting it to Work. NAFSA: Association of International Educators, 1995 (http://www.nafsa.org).
Kohls, L. Robert. Survival Kit for Overseas Living. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1996.
Martin, Judith N. Patterns of Communication in Three Types of Reentry Relationships: An Exploratory Study. Western Journal of Speech Communication. v50 n2 Spring 1986, p.183-99.
Paige, R. Michael, Andrew D. Cohen, Barbara Kappler, Julie C. Chi and James P. Lassegard. Maximizing Study Abroad: A Student's Guide to Strategies for Language and Culture Learning and Use. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota, 2002.
Raschio, R.A. College Students' Perceptions of Reverse Culture Shock and Reentry Adjustments. Journal of College Student Development. 1987, p. 156-162.
Storti, Craig. The Art of Coming Home. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1997.
Storti, Craig. The Art of Crossing Cultures. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1990.
Summerfield, Ellen. Survival Kit for Multicultural Living. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1997.
Uchara, A. The Nature of American Student Reentry Adjustment and Perception of the Sojourn Experience. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 10, 1986, p. 415-438.Woody, Stacey. Programming for Reentry: Issues and Solutions for Study Abroad Returnees. Transitions Abroad. Mar/Apr 1998, p. 107-108 (http://www.transabroad.com).