Returnees

Your study abroad experience is not an isolated activity that has a definite beginning and end. Instead, study abroad is a life-changing event that continues to develop and evolve long after you have returned home. You will find yourself changed, somtimes in surprising, unanticipated ways. Your academic and personal goals may be different, and you may now have a better appreciation for the international students on campus.

To help ease your transition back to life at Saint Michael's and Vermont, we have a variety of events and opportunities for you to enjoy:

Returnee Reception and Dinner

Attend this event and discuss your experiences with other returning students while enjoying dinner and friendly conversation.

Study Abroad Career Workshop

Learn how to highlight your experiences in your resume, and in job or graduate school interviews.

Volunteer

Share your experiences with others. Participate and educate prospective students about study abroad opportunities at events such as:

  • Study Abroad Fair
  • Returnee Panels
  • Information Tables

P.A.L.S. (Partners Applying Language Socially)

Join this student run organization that pairs study abroad returnees with international students on campus. Speak a new language, learn about a different culture, enjoy the company of a new friend.

Re-Entry Reflection and Support

Consider taking one of the following courses upon return to SMC:

  • EN321: Writing the Study Abroad Experience (Professor Kathie Baluntansky)
  • MJD363: Study Abroad Re-entry - Travel, Writing and the International Experience (Professor Kimberly Sultze)  

Graduation Sashes

Order a beautifully designed sash, made in the flag colors of the country in which you studied abroad. The sash (available for purchase) is worn over your graduation robe and gives you recognition for your SMC study abroad experience.

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