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Education Abroad

Returned Students

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Welcome back! We hope you had a fulfilling experience abroad. We know how hard it can be to re-adjust to normal life after returning home from studying abroad.

You will find several resources to aid in re-entering life at VCU and opportunities to continue your intercultural learning experience below.

There are many resources at VCU that can be helpful to you while you are adjusting to being back in the United States. 

  • Visit University Counseling Services:

    There are a number of staff members at UCS who specialize in cross-cultural issues. The office can be reached at 804-828-6200 or by visiting Room 238 of the University Student Commons.
  • Meet up with other returnees!

    Having someone to talk with about similar experiences can be extremely beneficial in the re-entry process.
  • Connect with the Education Abroad office.

    Our staff has all spent time studying and living abroad, and has lived through the re-entry process. Please feel free to come and speak with a staff member if you have questions or concerns upon returning from your program.
  • Connect with international students on campus

    Join our program, exchange student buddy program, and more.  
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