Congratulations! We hope you are wrapping up or have just finished an amazing experience. You'll likely continue to think about your time abroad as you make your transition back into UT life — and life beyond. The points below will guide you through your return to campus.
Readjusting to Being Home
- Unsure of what to expect? Module 2 on the "What's Up with Culture?" website offers insights to help you manage your return. Review it here.
- Reverse Culture Shock
- Need a place to live? Check out the UT Off-Campus Housing page.
Program Evaluation and Credit Processing
- Fill out a program evaluation. We need your feedback! You must complete the evaluation to get your abroad credit posted.
- Getting credit and transferring grades:
- Review the Explanation of Credit Processing.
- Bring back your course syllabus and/or course description for each course you took.
- Watch for messages with instructions from your program coordinator.
Study Abroad: Your Future
Your experience has helped you develop skills that potential employers are looking for. Learn how to articulate and leverage your study abroad experience on your cover letter, resume, and during an interview.
- Attend a Study Abroad Career Workshop: NEXT WORKSHOP: Thursday, September 5, 2013, 5:30-6:30 pm, Gregory Games Room (for Spring 2013, Summer 2013 study abroad program returnees)
- Review this online career module Study Abroad: Your Future
- Attend the Central Texas Lessons from Abroad conference: Sunday, September 22, 2013 hosted at Texas A&M University in College Station!
- Visit a career services on campus: Sanger Learning & Career Center, McCombs BBA Career Services, Liberal Arts Career Services
- From CIBER, for more about conveying the value of study abroad to job recruiters, check out: Study Abroad with Your Career in Mind
- For more ideas check out: International Experience as Career Exploration
Stay Involved Internationally
Stay connected to your experience and help others get the most out of theirs! Below are some opportunities to meet international students, other students who have studied abroad and students interested in going.
Serve as an Alumni Contact
Want an audience who will appreciate every story and photo? Speak with your program coordinator, provide your contact details on your evaluation form, attend preparatory events for newly accepted study abroad students.
Planet Longhorn is a social organization run by students to provide support and hold social events for incoming international students.
BSA welcomes incoming BBA exchange students to Austin and provides support for prospective BBA study abroad participants.
PALS is an organization that brings together international and UT students for culture exchange and for conversation in English.
- Our BBA colleagues compiled this list of links for students who want to work/intern abroad.
- This packet was developed by colleagues in Central Texas to provide students with resources to assist them with re-entry, financing further study/research abroad, interning and working abroad and more.
Update on: 7/22/2013 by rmw