Be aware that you might also experience some culture shock when you return. You will have discovered a lot of new things and you may have new perspectives and new interests. Be patient with your family and friends who may not have traveled abroad.
Be sure to write a letter of thanks – from both you and your parents – to your host family. Families are eager to hear that you returned safely and that their welcome was appreciated. Remember to send a holiday greeting to your host family, and also send a postcard or an email from time to time.
Look for ways to continue your international experience:
- Sign up for the next level of language study.
- Watch movies in the language.
- Host a student from the country you visited or from another country! Learn more about the L&F Hosting Program.