Welcome Back to Lafayette!
We hope you enjoyed and learned from your off-campus experience and we're happy to have you back at Lafayette. Similar to when you first arrived abroad, coming back can be both exhilarating and challenging. While abroad you may have gone through culture shock and/or cultural adjustment. Now you might be facing reverse culture shock. Know that, during your time abroad, you changed. You grew, you learned new things--maybe a new language, new cultural norms, new ideas and perspectives--and while you're still you, you're a different you than before you left. That's okay! Readjusting back to life on-campus will take some time. If you find adjusting to be challenging, utilize the below resources available to you.
Understand what reverse culture shock is
Get in touch with the Lafayette Counseling Center for free counseling sessions
Talk to us! The Office of International & Off-Campus Education would love to hear about your experience
Find ways to get involved in the global world from right here on campus