Returning from living or working abroad...
Experiencing re-adjustment issues? Feeling slightly disappointed by the reaction (or lack thereof) from your colleagues, friends and family as you try to share your global experience? Having trouble re-integrating into the life you had before you left? If so, you may be experiencing Re-entry Shift/Shock, also known as Reverse Culture Shift/Shock.
Checkout these resources:
When leaving for your new destination...
- Check back in with OGS for assistance with:
-canceling your global health insurance and re-enrolling with a domestic provider
-canceling any global payroll deductions
-talking about your upcoming taxes, (i.e. do you have to file in the location you just left?)
- Contact your academic department.
- Notify important agencies and providers:
-credit card companies
-review and modify automatic payments
-bank account(s) abroad
- Stay in touch with the colleagues (both personal and professional) you came to know in your host country.
- Think about a preparing a short presentation to share your GNU experience with your team and others.
- Missing your former host country already? Looking for an international group of professionals to discuss your time in country? Try Internations.org!