Critical Language Scholarship Program | Re-Entry Resources
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Re-Entry Resources

One of the most unexpected challenges of studying abroad is the process of returning home. Even if a person has been abroad many times before, returning home can be challenging in surprising and new ways each time. The CLS Program provides a variety of resources to help participants make sense of the transition and to make the most of their CLS experience as it relates to personal, academic, and professional development. These resources include:

  • An in-country workshop on re-entry facilitated by the Resident Director
  • A re-entry webinar hosted by our staff in Washington, D.C.
  • A comprehensive re-entry guidebook that includes exercises for reflection and future planning

The transition back to life in the U.S. can be an emotionally and mentally demanding process that is experienced differently by each individual. For this reason, the CLS Program makes resources available to alumni that they can access at any point after the program. Re-entry resources are distributed shortly following the conclusion of the program but are also available on the CLS website at