Back from Abroad Series

We know how difficult it can be settling into life back in Melbourne. With highs of reuniting with friends and family and lows of missing your host culture and the adventures while travelling. In order to assist with your reverse culture shock, Monash Abroad is hosting a series of events to reconnect you with other students who have just returned from abroad and get you talking about your amazing experiences.

Come to one or all

Students that have returned from a Monash Abroad program are welcome to join any or all of the below events. You must attend either the “My global career” or the “Reverse culture shock, NOT!” session in order to be invited to the “Foodie Tour” as there are limited spots. Be sure to book in to attend.

Welcome Back BBQ - Come celebrate your return and meet other students that went abroad at the Welcome Back BBQ. Sign up for the new Monash Overseas Exchange (MOVE) Club and for your chance to win amazing prizes.
Tues 5 Aug 2014, 12:30pm

Reverse culture shock - NOT! - It's often harder coming home from overseas than leaving. This session will allow you to investigate how you've grown and changed as a result of your exchange experience. Share your stories by discussing the following topics: communication styles, cultural values, reverse culture shock and personal identity.
Wed 13 Aug 2014, 3pm - 5pm

My Global Career - Make the most of your travel experiences! Learn how traveling each weekend can translate to 'event planning skills' or how chilling with your mates can be 'cultural awareness and foreign communication'. This seminar helps you use your exchange to write resumes, ace interviews and even find overseas working opportunities. The second half of the session will be an exciting LinkedIn workshop that will give you tips about how to use LinkedIn to leverage your career.
Thurs 21 Aug 2014, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Global Film Night - We will screen a global film that will help you relive the wonder and excitement of exploring a new place and culture and inspire future travels (film title TBD). You will also enjoy a lovely meal filled with delicious cultural delights.
Tues 2 Sept 2014, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Sign up now

Book in to sign up for the events and for locations and updates. There are limited spots, so only sign up if you are sure you will attend.