Welcome back! Your time off-campus was the beginning of a lifetime of new and different experiences... now it's time to take the next step. You have gained skills in relating to other people, in languages and new academic areas, and you have grown in independence and self-confidence. Bringing those back with you to campus means expanding your interests and activities, meeting new friends and colleagues, and exploring new career and post-graduate opportunities.
1. Connect with other off-campus study students: It can often be challenging adjusting to life back in the United States. Throughout the school year, the Office of International Programs holds events specifically directed to returned off-campus study students., including the F&M Everywhere Photo Contest. Look for these and other events of interest by e-mail or on the College Calendar.
2. Share your experiences: As you know, hearing from a student who has already studied off-campus can be really helpful when you're planning for off-campus study. Visit the F&M Everywhere website and leave a comment about your off-campus study program. We'll also hold various promotional events throughout the year and we'd love your help. Of course, you can also apply to be an International Ambassador -- contact Rachel Helwig () for more information.
3. Think Globally, Act Locally: Integrate your off-campus study experiences into your life here in Lancaster. Join an international club, volunteer with the local (international) community, present your research in class -- F&M has a number of ways to keep you connected to your off-campus study experience.
4. Go Abroad Again: Visit the Joseph International Center and review the resources information about teaching, working or volunteering abroad. Or, apply for a post-graduate fellowship.