Returned Students

Welcome back!

Generally, this is where we would congratulate you on the completion of your overseas experience. But we would like to take a different approach and let you know that your journey is far from over! You should be very proud of your accomplishments and for taking leadership in the course of your education at Georgia State University by adding an international component to your curriculum. But you should also know that your time abroad was only the beginning of your journey. What you do with that experience is just as important as how you spent your time while you were away.

You are now in a unique position to further enrich your own life as well as the lives of others by sharing your experiences and how they have affected your understanding of yourself, your country, the rest of the world, and the ways in which these all fit together and interact. That’s quite a responsibility, but because you are now a part of a small but distinctive number of students who have studied abroad, I’m sure you are up to the challenge!

Below you will find useful advice as well as opportunities for tapping into your new world perspective and sharing it with others here on campus. We look forward to hearing from you as you get involved in the many activities available to you as new international ambassadors for Georgia State University. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Re-Entry Reverse Culture Shock- This document provides information on how to handle your re-entry into your home culture. It can be a challenge! So take advantage of the many ideas and ways you can express yourself and your thoughts about your study abroad experience.

Resume Tips- Find out how to really sell your study abroad experience on your resume. What are employers looking for? How do you grab a reader’s attention?

Study Abroad Program Evaluation – The Study Abroad Programs office will send out online program evaluations after you return from your program. You will receive the evaluation via email. You are required to complete the evaluation. Please take 10-15 minutes to give your feedback on your experience.

Broadening Horizons Minority Student Survey – If you are a returned minority student and would like to participate in a survey about your experience abroad, please complete this survey.

Broadening Horizons Minority Mentor Application  –  If you are a returned minority student and would like to participate in the Broadening Horizons Mentor Program, please fill out a mentor application and return it to our office at 10 Park Place, Suite 500.

Crossing Paths, Crossing Cultures Photo Competition and Exhibition –  The annual international photo competition is a great way to share your photos with the Georgia State community and possibly win great prizes!

Intercultural Conversation Exchange – Meet with students who are interested in international and intercultural exchange. For more information, contact Daphne Orr at