Make the Most of Your Transition Back to Campus
You are back from an enriching, challenging, and exciting study abroad experience and now it is time for the transition back to campus life. Here are ways you can keep connected and continue to build on your experiences:
Welcome Back Workshops
Upon returning, many students want to talk about their experiences. Sharing your thoughts with other students who have also recently returned from abroad is a great way to do that. Returned students are invited to a Welcome Back Workshop at the beginning of each term to reflect on academic and personal experiences.
In addition to the workshop, you can attend the annual New England Study Abroad Re-Entry Conference where students from universities around the region discuss their experiences and connect the skills they’ve developed to future careers.
Become a Peer Mentor!
Sharing your thoughts with prospective study abroad students as a Peer Mentor keeps you connected to your study-abroad experience and it is an excellent leadership opportunity. Apply to be a Peer Mentor today.
Learn how to articulate your study-abroad experiences on your resume and in job interviews. Meet with a Career Services staff member to understand how to make your applications for internships or professional positions more competitive.
To receive transfer credit for your study abroad coursework, you need to meet with the transfer credit examiner in each department granting you credit. For that meeting, gather the syllabi, graded papers and exams, reading lists, and other relevant information from your courses and a Request for Additional Credit Form. The completed form must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by the end of the eleventh week (drop date) of your first term back.
Transfer credit will be processed when both your transcript and the signed Request for Additional Credit Form have been received by the Registrar's Office. Transfer credit will appear on your MIT record with a grade of S, rather than a letter grade. This grade is not used in computing your term or cumulative grade point average, but the credit will count toward your Institute requirements.