Re-Entry Resources

Middlebury Magazine article: "Homecoming"
For some students who study abroad, the greatest culture shock they encounter is when they return home...

Useful web sites:

What's Up With Culture: On-line Cultural Training Resource for Study Abroad: 

Culture Matters: The Peace Corps Online Cross-Cultural Workbook:

The Center for Global Education’s Study Abroad Student Handbook: Reverse Culture Shock.

World Learning: After Study Abroad, a Toolkit for Returning Students.'s Handbook for Students:

NAFSA: Association of International Educators web site for study abroad resources:

Books , Articles and DVDs

Austin, Clyde. Cross-Cultural Re-entry: A Book of Readings. Abilene, Texas: Abilene Christian University Press, 1986.

Blak, Stewart, and Hal Gregrersen. So You’re Coming Home: The Social Dynamics of Coming Home. San Diego, CA: Global Business Publishers, 1999.

Bruce, A. Culture Shock at Home: Understanding Your Own Change - The Experience of Return. Transitions Abroad. January/February, 1997, p. 79-80.

CET Academic Programs. Journeying Home: Perspectives on study abroad and reverse culture shock (DVD). Washington D.C.: 2003. CET Academic Programs:

Citron, James. Short-Term Study Abroad: Integration, Third Culture Formation, and Reentry. NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

Citron, Jim and Vija Mendelson. Coming Home: Relationships, Roots, and Unpacking.

Cornes, Alan. Culture from the Inside Out Travel and Meet Yourself. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 2004.

Hess, J. Daniel. Studying Abroad/Learning Abroad: An Abridged Edition of the Whole World Guide to Culture Learning. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1997.

Hogan, John T. Culture-Shock and Reverse-Culture Shock: Implications for Juniors Abroad and Seniors at Home. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American College Personnel Association (Houston, TX, March 13-16, 1983).

Howell, Leah. Coming Home: Sustaining the Experiences of Studying Abroad. The Vermont Connection. 1999.

Kauffman, Norman L., Martin, Judith N., and Weaver, Henry D. Students Abroad: Strangers at Home. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1992.

Kepets, Dawn. Back in the USA: Reflecting on Your Study Abroad Experience and Putting it to Work. NAFSA: Association of International Educators, 1995.

Knell, Marion. Burn-up or Splash Down. Tyrone, GA: Authentic Publishing, 2006.

Kohls, L. Robert. Survival Kit for Overseas Living. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1996.

Martin, Judith N. Patterns of Communication in Three Types of Reentry Relationships: An Exploratory Study. Western Journal of Speech Communication. v50 n2 Spring 1986, p.183-99.

Meek, Rebekah. Between Here and There. Abroad View.

Paige, R. Michael, Andrew D. Cohen, Barbara Kappler, Julie C. Chi and James P. Lassegard. Maximizing Study Abroad: A Student's Guide to Strategies for Language and Culture Learning and Use. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota, 2002.

Pollock, David C., and Ruth E. Van Reken. Third Culture Kids: Growing up Among Worlds, Revised Edition. Boston: Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2009.

Raban, Jonathan. Foreign Land: A Novel. London: Vintage Books, 2001.
Raschio, R.A. College Students' Perceptions of Reverse Culture Shock and Reentry Adjustments. Journal of College Student Development. 1987, p. 156-162.

Rohrlich, Beulah F. There and Back Again: A Guide for Coping with Reentry. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University, 1986.

Storti, Craig. The Art of Coming Home. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1997.

Storti, Craig. The Art of Crossing Cultures. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1990.

Summerfield, Ellen. Survival Kit for Multicultural Living. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1997.

Uchara, A. The Nature of American Student Reentry Adjustment and Perception of the Sojourn Experience. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 10, 1986, p. 415-438.

Woody, Stacey. Programming for Reentry: Issues and Solutions for Study Abroad Returnees. Transitions Abroad. Mar/Apr 1998, p. 107-108.