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

Reach Out To Us
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
STUDENTS CURRENTLY STUDYING ABROAD:
Contact your IFSA resident staff or local authorities.
FAMILY MEMBERS OR ADVISORS OF STUDENTS ABROAD:
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm EST:
Contact the IFSA Office at 800.858.0229 or 317.940.9336 Ask for a Health and Safety team member.
After hours, weekends, and holidays:
Contact the Butler University Police Department at 317.940.9999 The officer on duty will contact the appropriate IFSA personnel.