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Study abroad programs can be life-changing. We hope that you have had an exceptional overseas experience and that you will capitalize on this by continuing to interact in study abroad related activities. Explore the tabs below for more information on how you can reflect, connect and look ahead!
Let's Chat Series
Volunteer to have a conversation in English with an ASU International Student to help him/her improve English skills. See the four upcoming opportunities below. All conversations will take place in the Student Services Building Amphitheater. You will be contacted by someone in ISSC (International Student Scholars Center) with additional information beforehand. Space is limited to the first 5 students for each opportunity; you will be notified if space has filled
Once you've studied abroad, it's common to want to go abroad again! We both support and encourage that and have many options available through the study abroad office and beyond. Explore the resources below for more information.
View this helpful guide for articles about finding your next adventure abroad: internships, teaching, jobs, graduate school and volunteering abroad.
Spend at least six weeks abroad interning with an organization or company related to your field while earning ASU credit. Read more about our internship programs abroad here.
We have programs as short as a week, as long as a year and everything in between. Ready to go abroad for a longer period of time? Search by Term and narrow down your options from there.
ASU’s Office of National Scholarship Advisement (ONSA) works with students from all five campuses to compete for national fellowship awards. ONSA offers individualized advising for over 70 programs, many of which include an international component. Visit www.onsa.asu.edu to learn more about our office and search our fellowship database.
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship – The Gilman Scholarship offers grants to American undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. The application is open to students who are receiving a Federal Pell Grant. All majors are encouraged to apply. Must be studying or interning abroad at least three weeks in one country.
Boren Awards are for undergraduate and graduate student program participation outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) – CLS is a fully-funded summer program that provides overseas foreign language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences in 13 different languages. Open to undergraduate students with U.S. citizenship.
Killam Fellowship - The Killam Fellowships Program allows undergraduate students from the United States to spend one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada.
DAAD-RISE – The RISE program offers 300 grants to American undergraduates within the STEM field. Students intern for one summer at a top German university and gain international research experience. German language proficiency not required.
Fulbright US Student Program - The Fulbright Program annually awards 2,000 grants to support graduate study, independent research, teaching, and artistic practice abroad. Open to rising seniors and graduate students with U.S. citizenship.
Peace Corps is an international service organization of the United States. Volunteers make a difference through meaningful service and serve in more than 70 countries. ASU offers many ways for students to explore, engage and prepare for Peace Corps service after graduation.
The ASU Peace Corps Prep Certificate Program will help you acquire the knowledge, skills and experience needed to service in the U.S. Peace Corps.
PDF to Peace Corps Roadmap: https://eoss.asu.edu/sites/default/files/Peace_Corps_Roadmap_Flyer_3.pdf
Let us know you are open to speaking with other students about studying abroad or want to hear more information about returned student events.
To help you capitalize on the investment you made in studying abroad, learn how to leverage it as you grow as a working professional. Whether it's to land that sought-after internship, to go abroad again or to get your foot in the door in your desired industry, study abroad is a powerful springboard into your next step when you know how to articulate it appropriately.
You’ve successfully navigated another culture or cultures and now you’re returning home. Welcome back!
Coming home to the familiar can be exciting and comforting, as you’re able to re-connect with friends and family, eat favorite foods and enjoy the places and experiences that you missed while away. At the same time, you may feel homesick for where you studied, miss your new friends, be conflicted or confused about aspects of U.S. American culture or experience general feelings of frustration, sadness or upheaval. All of these feelings vary between individuals and are perfectly normal.
To help you reflect on your time abroad and navigate the variety of emotions that come along with returning home, we’ve put together some resources below.
Share Your Experience
Want to inspire other students by sharing how study abroad impacted you and why others should do the same? Fill out our Returned Students Profile form and you could be featured on your program's brochure, our website, social media and more. You can also get added to our Returned Students Network so future study abroad students can connect with you about your experience.
Resources and Ideas for Reflection and Action
Personal Stories of Reverse Culture Shock - and How to Manage
"It allowed me to better lead a diverse set of teams by understanding that different cultures react to situations differently based on their cultural context."
"My favorite experience as a study abroad student was the ASU family that was created with fellow travelers and getting to expand the ASU family to another continent."
"Nothing can compare to learning from first-hand experiences that teach you about the world and how your field of study affect it, and I made friendships that will last my entire life!"