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Prepare to return

Returning home after spending sometime abroad does require preparation just like when you prepared to study abroad.  Here are some ideas on how to you prepare to come back:

  1. Ask yourself, what do I want to accomplish while I’m here? I know you have a lot of ideas, but it would be very helpful if you can write them down.
  2. Keep a journey or blog about your daily happenings.  This is a good exercise that will help you learn about yourself and give you an idea of where you are.  It’s also an opportunity to reflect on what you have learned.
  3. Learn about re-entry challenges. http://www2.pacific.edu/sis/culture/
  4. Set aside time for reflection
  5. Say goodbye to others in proper manner
  6. Be aware of duties and customs regulations when returning home.
  7. Give your family and friends tips for welcoming home. 

Additional resources:  What Can I Do Before I Come Home to Help Myself? http://www2.pacific.edu/sis/culture/