While You're Abroad

Congratulations, you have arrived and are now settling into your life abroad. This is an exciting time, but it can also feel a bit scary, as you might be missing home and unsure of what the study-abroad experience will hold for you. The cultural adaptation process unfolds for everyone at a different pace and in different ways; it might take a little time, but you’ll soon find your groove and start to feel at home in your host community.

As the semester or year progresses, you will likely find yourself fully immersed in life in this new place, with life back home perhaps fading into the distance. This means you are taking full advantage of this opportunity and making the most of your time abroad.  You’re acquiring valuable academic, career, and life skills, and learning to see the world from a different, more nuanced perspective. While all of this is happening, you may find there are resources or support systems you might need from us at Tufts, and we have included some of those here. We have also included some tips on navigating the study-abroad experience and getting the most of out of your time abroad.

Emergency Contacts

Find resources for emergency situations while you study abroad.

Maximizing Your Study Abroad Experience

Get tips on how to make the most of your time abroad.

Preparing to Return to Tufts

Learn about how to take care of registration while abroad, and sign up for on-campus housing.