• Returning from Abroad
  • Welcome back! You completed your study abroad experience, immersed yourself in a new culture, made new friends, and traveled the world while earning school credit.

    Now that it's over, you may be feeling a bit of reverse culture shock - disconnected from your home here, including family and friends, and confused by the lack of cultural awareness and understanding of those around you. Returning from study abroad can be a challenging experience in itself; it's important to recognize these feelings and take steps to readjust and remain connected with your global experience.

    Staying Connected with your Global Experience

    • Email photos to studyabroad@newschool.edu for inclusion on the @NewSchoolStudyAbroad Instagram page. Be sure to include your name and the location where your photo was taken.
    • Become a Global Ambassador. This new program will allow you to share your experiences with other New School students who are planning for their study abroad. If you're interested in becoming a Global Ambassador, email studyabroad@newschool.edu.
    • Join a New School student organization related to your experience or newfound interests.
    • Explore international career options: Meet with a Career Services advisor (schedule an appointment through Starfish) to talk about options for returning abroad after graduation and ways to highlight your study abroad experience on your resumé.
    • Add an international component to your education. Ask your academic advisor for help finding electives with a global perspective or consider minoring in Global Studies or a foreign language. Get more information about university minors.
    • Explore the many international experiences available in New York City, a truly global city. Go to the Rubin Museum to learn about Himalayan art (it's free with your NewCard!); visit excellent Chinese restaurants in Flushing, Queens; attend a performance in French at the French Institute; view an art show at the Cuban Art Space - countless opportunities await you.

    Adjustment and Transition Suggestions

    If you're finding your return to be particularly challenging, consider meeting with a counselor.  Appointment information can be found on The New School's Counseling Services website.

    The gooverseas.com website has prepared a helpful website on recognizing, treating, and preventing post–study abroad depression.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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