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Currently Abroad

You did the right thing!  This must be the most exciting experience you’ve ever embarked on in your academic plans.  Studying abroad is academically and personally rewarding.   The change is good and it does come with feelings of being out of place as you adjust to the new culture.  This is typically normal and we encourage students to remember that there are many ways to learn how to adjust as we covered them during the Pre-departure orientation. 

In times of emotional stress associated with the cultural adaptation process, try to remember to take a deep breath and enjoy your surroundings. Get involved at the host university, interact with locals in the community, and really "be" where you are.  Learn from the challenges, just as you embrace the adventure.

The world is your classroom!