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When the Exchange is Over

An exchange semester can be one of the most exciting experiences in a student’s academic life and readjusting to normal life at home can be a challenge. It is not unusual for students to feel sad and confused after their stay abroad - after being away for 6 or 12 months, it is as if nothing has changed yet everything is different.

The following suggestions can help you to re-adjust when you return home:

  • Share your experience and contribute to making other exchange students’ exchange a success - contact the International Office to volunteer as an exchange student ‘ambassador’ and speak to future students at the International Fair and/or Erasmus/Exchange Information sessions.
  • Volunteer for the Buddy programme at UL. Further information available here: http://www.ul.ie/international/campus-life/ul-international-buddy-programme
  • Become  a member of the UL International Society and meet exchange students studying here at UL (https://ulsu.ie/clubssocs)
  • Plan your next experience abroad: internship, overseas programme or plan a get-together with your exchange friends.
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