Returning Home

  • Plane Returning Home
  • Re-Entry

    Returning from an education abroad program is an exciting and challenging time for many students. It is important to remember that, just as you adjusted to your host culture, you must also readjust to your home culture, which isn’t always easy. Many students at IUP have said it was more difficult to return to life at home than it was to go abroad. 

    The OIE staff is here to help you adjust to life back at IUP, so don’t hesitate to call, e-mail, or Skype us!

    Those who were abroad last semester, please join us for dinner to talk about your experience. Invitations will be mailed to your permanent address on file.

    Review your education abroad program with Abroad101. Share the challenges and triumphs of education abroad with your friends. You can review an IUP reciprocal exchange, faculty-led program, and third party provider program, which can help your friends to choose their own program based on your experience. Follow the link below to add your thoughts! 

  • Resources for Readjusting

    Welcome back to campus! The following links will help you with the transition back to IUP.

  • Jack Osborn

    “I never thought I would have the opportunity to study abroad when I first began at IUP, but one day I decided I wasn’t going to let anything stop me. And I’m glad I did. Studying abroad was such an enriching experience...”

    Jack Osborn, Class of 2015
    Sociology