The Global Education Office would like to be among the first to welcome you back to the U.S. and to campus! Welcome back to the U.S., Vanderbilt University, and the realization of all that you have gained from your study abroad experience! While you begin re-acclimating to life in the US and prepare for your return to Nashville and Vanderbilt, we would like to provide you with resources to help unpack your experience. Take a look at our "Unpacking Checklist" for guidance on some first steps upon your return, and get tips on the experience of returning to campus, translating your study abroad experience into career gains, and more with GEO's Reentry Handbook (pdf)! Below, you will find an overview on what you can expect in the returned students section of the website.
The Nuts and Bolts section provides information on transcripts and other logistical details of your return.
In "Reverse Culture Shock", you will learn about what to expect when you return to the US and to Vanderbilt. Resources for addressing various stages of reverse culture shock are included as well.
"Get Involved" has tips and tricks for using your study abroad experience to get involved at Vanderbilt and in the larger Nashville community. Information on the annual photo contest may also be found here!
Student Ambassadors are returned students who volunteer to be available via email to prospective students with questions about their study abroad location. Find an application in this section!
If you are interested in the TEFL program, this section will give you an overview of the English Language Center's introductory non-credit class.
If you want to return abroad in any capacity, look no further! This section can help you think about studies and volunteer opportunities at the international level!
Study abroad is an asset to your career - learn how to leverage your experience in our "career development" section and even find resources on how to land a job abroad!
Last, but definitely not least, if you simply want to share your photos with the world, submit them in our easy to use form!
Different programs have different deadlines; be sure to look closely! [more...]
GEO applications are now open for spring 2018 programs! Click on the buttons to the left to search for programs and apply.
Tuesdays at 4:10 PM and Thursdays at 12:10 pm, every week between Orientation and Graduation [more...]
Be a Student Ambassador! Remember all of the questions you had as you were applying and preparing to go abroad? You can help future study abroad students who have the same questions! [more...]