While You're Abroad: Preparing to Return Home
Preparing to Return Home
When you’re having the time of your life abroad, it can be easy to forget about the things you need to take care of before you return home. By properly preparing to leave your program, you’ll make your transition back to the United States much easier.
Make sure that your transcript is being sent to the right place
Before you can receive transfer credit for your courses abroad, the Education Abroad Office must receive an official copy of your transcript from your program. Most institutions choose to mail transcripts to UNO, but we are also able to accept official transcripts that have been sent directly to the Education Abroad Office from the institution. We are unable to accept any transcripts sent by students.
If your institution is going to be mailing your transcript, have them send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to this address:
UNO Education Abroad, ASH 220
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182-0227
Follow up with your program
Check with your program and host institution to see if there are any bills, student housing surveys, or other tasks that you must take care of prior to departure. Failing to complete mandatory procedures may result in fines or the withholding of your transcript. Please note that if there are any housing fees incurred after your departure, you will be responsible for those expenses.
Get contact information
You’re going to want to stay in touch with all of the amazing people you meet abroad. Make sure to get contact information for friends, classmates, roommates, host families, professors, and other valuable connections that you’ve made. These people will continue to be important friends, references, and mentors, and staying connected can help limit the effects of reverse culture shock.
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