Study Abroad Blog: Returning Students

Every year hundreds of students travel around the world to work or study abroad as part of their university degrees. We hear the amazing stories of their journeys and all the fun adventures they’ve had, but often forgotten is what happens when you return home from your travels.

When you apply to study abroad you spend all your time preparing to go. You need to apply for a visa, book your flights, find somewhere to stay, try and pack all your belongings into one little case, and take them all back out when you can’t lift it off the floor. For many this preparation takes months, some have been planning for years.

But when it’s time to come home, there’s no preparation. I left my packing to the last minute and tried my best to pretend I didn’t have to leave. That return flight home creeps up on you, and before you know it you’re stepping off the plane and feeling the bitter cold British wind on your face. After a year in California, the weather alone was enough of a shock to the system!

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