Welcome back, study abroad returnees!

Congratulations on the successful completion of your study abroad program! Studying abroad can be life-changing, thus we have compiled a list of resources to help ease your transition back home.


Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse culture shock - the emotion, psychological, and cultural effects of re-entering your home country after being abroad - can be just as challenging as the initial culture shock experienced going abroad for the first time.

 

TIPS FOR READJUSTMENT

  • Reflect on your experience. Sign up for a re-entry workshop hosted by CI's International Programs office. Consider speaking to someone at Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) about your feelings and emotions after returning.
  • Share your experience abroad with the CI community. Sign up through CI's International Programs office to be a global ambassador for study abroad. Spread the word about study abroad to your peers.
  • Leverage your study abroad experience for future professional opportunities. Make an appointment with the Career Development and Alumni Engagement office to gain insight on how to leverage your experience abroad on resumes, in interviews, etc.
  • Connect with international students at CI. You were once an international student at an unfamiliar institution. You are a valuable resource for international students entering CI. Email international@csuci.edu for more information.

RESOURCES


Receiving Credit for Course(s) Taken During Study Abroad

The process for receiving credit for course(s) taken abroad will depend on whether you studied abroad through CSUIP or through a Bilateral Exchange Partner. The process will also depend on the type of credit you are trying to receive (GE, UDGE, major, or minor credit). 

Transcripts from your study abroad university can take several months (4-6 months) to arrive from overseas, depending on the program and location.


COURSE SUBSTITUTION FOR CSUIP

Click here to view the process at a glance (PDF, 806 KB) or click here to watch the video outlining the process. 
  1. Transcripts from your host institution are sent to CSUIP. CSUIP generates an Academic Report. 
  2. The Academic Report is sent from CSUIP to the Registrar's Office at CSUCI. 
  3. The Registrar's Office inputs the grades and courses into your academic record. You will be notified via your CSUCI email when the units are posted.
  4. After the units are added, you can discuss substitutions (if applicable) with the appropriate office depending on the type of requirement you believe the course(s) may satisfy.

COURSE SUBSTITUTION FOR EXCHANGE

  1. Unlike CSU IP programs, for exchange programs you must contact your host institution to request that an official transcript be sent to CSUCI International Programs. Transcripts can be sent to CSU Channel Islands International Programs, Sage Hall 2061, One University Drive, Camarillo, CA 93012.
  2. Once received, CSUCI International Programs will evaluate the official transcript and send to the Registrar's Office to be added to your academic record.
  3. You will be notified via CSUCI email when the units are posted.
  4. After the units are added, you can discuss substitutions (if applicable) with the appropriate office depending on the type of requirement you believe the course(s) may satisfy.

For more information regarding resources available to study abroad returnees or questions regarding course substitution, please contact international@csuci.edu.

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