Alumni Resources

Stay Engaged

We hope you’re excited to stay engaged with IFSA after your study abroad experience. Whether you’re interested in unpacking your time abroad, exploring new international opportunities, or encouraging others to have an international experience of their own, you’ll find many ways to do that right here.

COMING HOME

It is common to experience an unexpected cultural transition and a mix of emotions surrounding your return to the U.S. or your home campus. It is completely normal to find yourself wishing you were still abroad or missing the friends, family, adventure and lifestyle you left behind. Sometimes coming home isn’t as easy as it sounds!

Tips for handling re-entry:

Journal, blog or reflect on your experience abroad and how you feel upon return

Connect with other students returning from study abroad to share your experiences

Engage with IFSA as an alumni blogger or Global Ambassador

Volunteer or work with the study abroad office on your home campus

ALUMNI STORIES

Emma Robinson
Marketing Brand Manager
Reach Out To Us
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
STUDENTS CURRENTLY STUDYING ABROAD:
Contact the local emergency number provided to you during orientation or local authorities. For non-emergencies, reach out to resident staff during office hours.
FAMILY MEMBERS OR ADVISORS OF STUDENTS ABROAD:
Our health and safety staff are located globally to assist you in the event of an emergency. For assistance, you can reach a crisis manager at the following number, 24/7:

1 (866) 726-9540