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, sometimes 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.
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
Re-Entry Reflection and Support
Consider taking following courses upon your return to SMC:
- MJD-363: Travel Writing and the International Experience: Study Abroad Re-entry
(Professor Kimberly Sultze)
- AN-333: Anthropology of Refugees
- AN-355: Anthropology of International Development
- GL-201: Foundations of Global Studies
- GS-208: Global LGBTQI+ Politics and Culture
- PO-180: Current Issues in World Politics
- PO-351: Politics of Global AIDS
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. Order forms are available through the Study Abroad Office.