Coming Home from Study Abroad

Coming Home

Welcome Back!

Welcome back!  You probably looked forward to coming home – regardless of how exciting and life-changing your study abroad experience was – and now that you’re here, you may be surprised to find that in some ways it may be more challenging to readjust to life back in the United States than it was to go abroad. These feelings are sometimes described as "reverse culture shock" or "re-entry shock."  Learn more.


Arcadia Study Abroad Alumni

Over 60,000 students have studies abroad with Arcadia since the first group of Beaver College ladies traveled overseas in 1948. They studied the economic effects of World War II in Europe, paving the way for generations of students to study abroad through to present day. Be part of this amazing group.

Current Alumni

We are expanding our resources and networking opportunities for Alumni.

If you have studied abroad with Arcadia and would like to become more involved with our Alumni Program please contact Stephen Hesson.

Join our LinkedIn Group to connect with other alumni at all career levels.

If you have photos, stories or videos to share please let us know.


Student Stories

The College of Global Studies wants to hear from its past and present students! The center is busy building a superb collection of posts, articles, videos, and photographs, describing what an incredible experience study abroad is — entirely written by, and for, students. Learn more.



At the end of your program, The College of Global Studies will send an official Arcadia University transcript to your home school and an unofficial copy to you. Learn more.


International Experiences

You’ve had an amazing experience abroad and now it’s time to think about your next step.  Whether you decide to start a job search (either in the United States or abroad), apply to graduate school, or simply take some time off, it will be helpful to be able to articulate the skills you learned abroad and incorporate these into your résumé or cv. Learn more.


International Job Search

Whether you're hoping to work abroad or for a U.S.-based organization with international ties, establishing contacts is an essential part of any job search. Learn more.



Please feel free to contact an Arcadia University program manager at any time if you would like to talk about your experience. You can email us or call us at 1-866-927-2234.