Sweet Briar College JYF in Paris

Welcome Back, Alumni

“It is an experience I will never forget … the culture, the food, the people … I think it was all possible thanks to the Sweet Briar staff.”
— Victor Muleki, Hood College

Welcome back JYFers!

We hope your time in Paris was both academically and personally fulfilling.

For some of us, however, the transition home can be challenging, whether you’re in Paris for a semester or the whole year. Just like you may have experienced some culture shock while adjusting to life in Paris, similarly returning to the familiar can feel confusing and frustrating. Because it is usually so unexpected, “reverse culture shock” can lead to a range of feelings and emotions. So here are some some tips to help you understand the changes you may be experiencing.

Top 10 reentry challenges.

Top 10 reentry tips.

Some advice.

One of the best ways to deal with the effects of reverse culture shock is to reflect on your experience abroad and process it by sharing it with others and writing about it. We are eager to hear about your experiences this past semester (really!) . Send us your thoughts and photos and we’ll post them on the JYF Blog.

JYF in Paris

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