Welcome Back! How to Adjust to Life Back in the U.S.

Itís common to have a period of adjustment when you return to the US from abroad. Similar to the culture shock you may have experienced in your host country you now have to re-acclimate yourself to your home surroundings. Often you have changed greatly during your time abroad and encountered things with which your friends and family have no point of reference. Below are some resources and tips to help you get started.

Articles/Links for Alumni

Here is an article about reverse culture shock, as it appeared in an AIFS Salamanca newsletter:

Don't let it catch you by surprise! Return culture shock is what you experience when you return home and have to readjust to your own country.

This is a difficult procedure for many people and is usually unanticipated. If you have trouble readjusting, the first thing to tell yourself is that this