EA Returned Students

Welcome back to UMass!

We hope your time abroad was a rewarding and wonderful experience and want to remind you that your study abroad experience is far from over! Take advantage of our many resources for a successful transition home. Explore international opportunities on campus, such as becoming a Peer Advisor and/or consider embarking on another international experience! Attend thIPO Welcome Back Reception held at the beginning of each semester and consider attending the New England Study Abroad Returnee Conference

Get Involved! 

  • Apply to be a Peer Advisor 
  • Submit a photo to the IPO Photo Contest
  • Attend a Welcome Back Reception to connect with other returned students and international students
  • Become an "IPO Buddy.” IPO Buddies is a buddy/mentor program designed to enable you to meet new international students to help them transition into life in the U.S., Amherst, and UMass. Questions? Email buddy[at]ipo.umass[dot]edu
  • Help with the Pre-Departure Conference usually held at the end of each semester. Contact your Education Abroad Advisor to volunteer
  • Join a Cultural Organization on Campus 
  • Visit Career Services at UMass for advice about applying the skills you obtained while abroad and for information on work abroad opportunities