Returnees / Alumni
Welcome back to the U.S., the University of Denver, and a new realization of all that you have gained from your study abroad experience. We hope that your time abroad has enriched your life and challenged the way you see yourself in the context of the cultures that surround you every day.
On this section of our website page, we provide a checklist to help ensure that the credits from your study abroad program transfer smoothly, as well as some resources for making the adjustment to life back in the U.S. a little bit easier.
- Video Project - We are looking for returnees who would be willing to be interviewed on camera about their experiences abroad. Email Michelle.Rembolt@du.edu if you are interested in participating.
Checklist for Study Abroad Returnees
As a returned study abroad student, there are a few tasks for you to attend to:
- Complete the online post-study abroad survey. We look forward to your feedback on your study abroad program and value your opinion. This is your chance to give it!
- If you still need course approvals, get required signatures on the Study Abroad Credit Approvals form or by email and turn in to the OIE.
- If you participated on an unaffiliated program, confirm that your official study abroad transcripts will be sent to the OIE.
Frequently Asked Questions about Credit Transfer and Course Approvals
Reverse Culture Shock
You may find that readjusting to life in the U.S. is more difficult than the adjustment you made to a new culture several months ago. If so, there are a number of resources that may be helpful as you make the adjustment to being back at "home." Here are a few:
- Returnee Challenges and Coping Strategies
- Top Ten Challenges for Study Abroad Returnees
- What's up with culture? Module 2
- Twelve tips for Welcoming Returnees Home (resource for family and friends)
- Top 5:Things NOT To Do After Returning From Abroad
One of the best ways to work through reverse culture shock is to incorporate what you've learned abroad into your everyday life in Denver and live out your commitment to global citizenship. See the Get Involved page for some ideas of opportunities to be active in the international community on-campus and in the Denver area.