Returning from Abroad


Students discuss re-entry at a workshop hosted by WMU Study Abroad.

Western Michigan University and the Study Abroad office welcome you back after your remarkable journey!

You may be feeling overwhelmed with all of the activity surrounding your return: catching up with family and friends; moving into a new place; returning for the next semester at WMU; or starting a new job. All of the changes may make it hard for you to pick up where you left off.

The resources below will give you insight into how to return to your life in the United States and at WMU. Study abroad staff members also know what it is like to return home after living abroad, so please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with your study abroad specialist if you would like to discuss your re-entry. We’d love to hear from you! 


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