How I Learned & Grew from Processing my Re-Entry

“Hi! My name is Jack Trego. I studied abroad in Paris and Strasbourg, France during the 2018-2019 academic year, my Junior year of college.

“Over the course of my time in France, I experienced a profound development in myself. I grew immensely as a person, as a student, and as a young professional. So as my return from abroad date approached, I avoided thinking about re-entry and reverse culture shock and instead focused on taking everything in while I still could.

“Although this strategy worked while I was still there, my failure to think about my re-entry had several consequences on me.”

Continuing reading Jack’s reflections here, in Small Planet Studio‘s Re-entry Diaries.

About the Author: Jack Trego ’20 – Fall 2018, Semester in Paris, France and Spring 2019, Semester in Strasbourg, France

Jack is a recent graduate from Elizabethtown College with a B.A. in French and two minors in Philosophy and International Studies. He served as a Study Abroad Outreach Coordinator during the 2019-20 academic year. During his junior year, he studied abroad in Paris and Strasbourg, France, where he took classes in French, completed a full-time internship, and conducted an independent research project. Taking his studies and his experiences together, he is aspiring to either enter the international education field or the transatlantic field as he begins his career. In his free time, he is a voracious reader and always learning new topics to research and read about.

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