I hope you are well and shared happy and peaceful times with your family and friends as the holidays passed us by so quickly. I’m having a wonderful time with the clan back here in the land of the malls - I've enjoyed every minute so far of my family reunions. Though, often, thoughts turn to you all and our amazing three months we just shared.
How are you all adjusting to being back in the states - or to new places that you are just starting to explore? What's new?
I continue to think about you all and your adjustment back to the states, and the constant adjustments we make in every new/old place we go… the expectations we carry, the memories and fondness we feel for a place or a group of people that no longer exist in “real time”…
I’d like to pass on these internet resources to you just to read or digest in your own time if you feel the need. I’ve used the first two before with student groups and found them a while back just by searching “reverse culture shock” or “reentry shock” on any search engine. The third link I just found today, and the last link is from SIT.
Enjoy them… I hope that you’re all happy and healthy these days. I miss you all very much.
Much Love to you,
This is an interesting website I came across while searching… (Seems Jennifer has an interesting perspective on her travels in India. Makes me think about what you all would put on a list like this…)
Check out this resource, from the School for International Training, written to parents of students who study abroad. Sometimes reading material written for another audience gives you a different perspective on your own experience: