Welcome back! Your journey abroad provided new challenges and the experience of a lifetime. You might actually feel stronger and more competent, knowing you overcame obstacles in your traveling and learned more about yourself.
When you traveled aboard, you went through a period of adjustment. You were immersed in a new culture, and had to learn how to deal with it.
Now at home, you may feel like a different person. Your perspective may have changed and you may have difficulty adjusting. Most people experience some sort of re-entry shock. You may find people are less interested in your experiences you hoped. You may feel they don't understand or care. Remember, they didn't share your experience, and take time to readjust to life back home. If you think about the phenomenon of "re-entry culture shock" as part of the process of personal growth, you’ll overcome these hurdles too, and gain immense personal insight and strength in the process.
There are many ways to keep your study abroad experience alive.