Talk About It
One of the best ways to process your time abroad is to share it with others who have had similar experiences. There are plenty of resources at PLU to help you do that.
Returner Welcome & Reflection Series
Every fall and spring semester the Wang Center hosts a Returner Welcome Party. PLU also offers a Returner Reflection Series. Faculty and/or administrative leaders guide students recently back from study away through a process of deeply considering many aspects of their experiences. This opportunity to thoughtfully contemplate and share with others is offered to students able to commit to attending all scheduled gatherings. Most semesters offer two groups of Returner Reflections. Each group meets for about 5 weeks, once per week. For information contact Carmen Eyssautier at email@example.com.
Wang Center & Sojourner Advocates
The Wang Center has Sojourner Advocates on staff who provide peer support to study away students – before, during, and after an off-campus study experience. The Sojourner Advocates are PLU students who have spent at least a semester studying abroad, so they know what it’s like to try to settle back in. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in applying to the position of Sojourner Advocate, please contact Carmen Eyssautier at email@example.com or by calling 253-535-8178.
You also may want to talk with a Study Away Advisor. Feel free to set up an appointment with an advisor in the Wang Center by calling 253-535-7577.
Your study abroad experience may have raised questions for you about your purpose in life. At PLU, the Wild Hope project asks this question: "What will you do with your one wild and precious life?" On the Wild Hope web site, you'll find a list of other big questions to ask yourself and links to student activities.
Put Your Experience to Work
Think Globally, Act Locally
It can be challenging to figure out apply how to apply your experience abroad within your home community. The Center for Community Engagement and Service has lots of opportunities for you to get engaged in our Parkland and Tacoma community. Check out their website for more information.
Visit the Post-Grad Opportunities
page to learn how you can live, work, volunteer, study or teach after graduation.