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Returning Home

So your plane has touched ground on U.S. soil, and all you can think of is the day you landed on foreign ground.  Your global journey does not end here! Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to keep your study abroad experience alive and resources for navigating life after study abroad!


Global Ambassadors

The Global Ambassador Program at the Office of International Education (OIE) is an exciting leadership program designed to give study abroad alumni the opportunity to share their experiences with the St. John's community as well as those students who are considering a study abroad program. 

Global Ambassadors serve as liaisons to the student population and participate in different study abroad events on campus, such as table days, reunions, cultural mentorship sessions, and meet and greets. The program will also offer Ambassadors the chance to pitch and sponsor OIE events.  

The benefits of the program are two-fold:

  1. Global Ambassadors are granted the rewarding opportunity to help guide students toward a life-changing Study Abroad experience  
  2. Global Ambassadors are given the platform to hone their public speaking and interpersonal communication skills that serve as invaluable résumé boosters

Applications to become a Global Ambassador will be sent to Study Abroad alumni at the start of each semester. For more information, please contact [email protected].


Employment Opportunities    

The Office of International Education may be looking for you! If you have completed a Study Abroad program and are interested in joining our Peer Advisor team, please contact the Office of International Education!


Adding a Study Abroad Experience to your Resume

The skills you gained through studying abroad can make your resume stand out from the crowd. Click here for tips on how to market your overseas experiences to potential employers.


Get Involved!

OIE is constantly hosting and promoting events in a global context. Stay on the look out for OIE events throughout the year!


Study Abroad...Again! 

Remember, your first international education program does NOT need to be your last.  St. John's University is constantly offering new and exciting summer, winter, and semester programs for a variety of majors.  One student actually participated in six programs during her four years as an Undergrad, can you beat that?  Make sure to check out our programs page for information on our latest study abroad programs!


Post-Study Abroad Resources

As a traveler who has just returned home from studying abroad, you may find yourself dealing with reverse culture shock or post-travel depression. Below are some resources to get you started as you look to navigate life after study abroad.

Resources at St. John's University

Reverse Culture Shock: Explanation and Tips

Student Experiences with Reverse Culture Shock