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.