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Returned Students

Welcome Back!

We hope that your experience was both personally and academically rewarding and that you have returned to DePaul with new learning and insight that you will put to good use on campus and in our community. We invite you to stay involved in the international community here at DePaul. Read below to learn more about re-entry opportunities available to you.

Build professional skills, keep your experience alive, and help future students make the decision to study abroad by becoming an On-Campus Study Abroad Ambassador. Applications are collected twice a year in August and January.

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Write a blog for The Sojournal

Share advice, tips, or stories and photos about memorable moments you had while on study abroad. Submit your blog posts to to showcase your experience and help others prepare for and reflect on study abroad.

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Compete in the annual Photo Contest

Submit your photos to the annual Study Abroad Photo Contest for a chance to win prizes like travel backpacks and journals! Check out past entries on our Facebook page. Winners are selected based on peer voting through Facebook.

Attend a Resume Review Workshop

Employers are often impressed with the skills students gain while studying abroad. Presented in collaboration with the DePaul Career Center, the resume building workshop teaches students how to list newly acquired study abroad skills on their resumes and helps students articulate their study abroad experience more effectively in professional interviews to help students gain an employment edge post-study abroad. Check the DePaul events calendar for future sessions.

Attend Lessons From Abroad Chicago events

Lessons From Abroad Chicago (LFA Chicago) programming is open to other Chicago area students as well as students from universities and colleges in the Midwest. This organization provides study abroad returnees with opportunities to connect with other returned students, hear from dynamic keynote speakers about their experiences abroad, reflect on their study abroad experiences, and gain feedback at resume review sessions and network with professionals working in internationally-focused jobs.

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Become a member of Global Learning Overseas By Experience, a student organization founded especially for returned study abroad students. Participate in multicultural learning and recreational activities on and off campus with G.L.O.B.E. during the academic year. Check out G.L.O.B.E.’s Facebook group for upcoming meetings and events.

Join G.L.O.B.E.

Connect with international students here at DePaul to learn more about their home countries and to help them adjust to life in the U.S. The Office of International Student and Scholar Services offers numerous events and programs that you can get involved in.

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Go abroad again by teaching, working, or volunteering abroad. The DePaul Career Center has great resources to help you explore your options. Additionally, visit to find international volunteer opportunities.

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Know About Your Grades

Upon your return, we understand that you will have questions about your grades and transcripts from your time abroad. You should expect a grade delay. Your grades can take up to 3-6 months after the conclusion of your program to display in your Campus Connect. We can provide you with a letter template, confirming your completion of the coursework and an explanation of the “R” grade that will be on your transcripts until your earned grade is posted. To request this letter, please contact your Study Abroad Advisor.