Please use the following information as a guide to help you transition into your life back at ODU. If you have any concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you have returned from your study abroad program you should complete the Student Evaluation Form. This evaluation will help our office advise students, and future students select the appropriate program of their choice. This is also an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and possibly provide us with recommendations to better serve our students. The International Office will email you the link to complete this evaluation.
Make sure you have requested an official transcript from your study abroad institution to be sent directly to the Registrar’s Office at ODU. The Registrar’s Office will then evaluate your transcript and post your transfer credit on your ODU transcript. Grades will appear on your ODU transcript and will be calculated into your cumulative grade point average. The Business Office will send you a bill for this credit when we receive your transcript.
For information regarding housing arrangments upon your return to campus, see the Residence Life Office prior to your departure from campus.
Just as living abroad requires you to make some adjustements, so does coming home. For some students, this may be the most difficult phase of all. By this time you have new knowledge and attitudes and you may have changed intellectually and personally. You may find difficult to find people who understand your new perspective. However, try to find students who have studied abroad, or try to meet new international students.
Find some ways to keep the “international” aspect in your life:
If you are experiencing any emotional stress or are having a difficult time readjusting, please contact Counseling Services at (614) 251-4589.