Coming home from an off-campus study experience can often be challenging -- just like you may have experienced culture shock when you arrived in your host country, many students also experience reverse culture shock when returning to life in the United States.
To help cope with this, it's important to stay connected to your international experiences. Whether you volunteer to work with local resettled fugees, integrate an International Studies minor into your academic career, or join the I-Club, F&M offers a number of ways to keep your international interests alive!
The Ware Institute has forged relationships with community leaders and provides a wide range of service and learning opportunities for students who have a strong desire to help make a difference in their school, their community, and their world. In addition, the Ware Institute collaborates with faculty to developcommunity-based learning (CBL) courses and summer international CBL courses.
The mission of the International Studies Program is to unite a cohort of students who, both individually and in collaboration, will broaden the experience of their various major programs as they develop an international perspective and immerse themselves in the language and culture of a non-English-speaking country. The program's internationally-focused curriculum prepares students for future study, careers and life in the increasingly unbordered community of the 21st century.
Read the recent Transitions Abroad article, "Study Abroad Increases Professional Job Prospects," and schedule an appointment with Career Services to update your resume to reflect your new skills and experiences.