Welcome Back to Exeter!

There isn't too much more to do, but please check this section to make sure you haven't forgotten anything.

For the latest information on Humanities Study Abroad Assessment and when marks are released, please see the HUM3999/HUC3005 ELE page, in particular the section on Humanities Year Abroad Exam Board and Release of Year Abroad Marks.

Although your time abroad might seem like a wonderful, if increasingly distant, memory now it is worth remembering the unique benefits this experience has given you.

Study Abroad has improved your communication skills as you needed to interact with others from different backgrounds and different cultures. Furthermore, you also gained new skills as you learned to study in a different way. Different languages and cultures have different ways of thinking and different ways of learning; by exposing yourself to these alternative methods, you have enhanced your own study skills. Moreover, you have learnt to be flexible to these new methods and gain the ability to adapt to a new environment. Not only has this built your own confidence, it is also an extremely important skill for your future career.

In addition, your time abroad has helped you to engage more with the world around you, and possibly encouraged you to expand your own horizons. You have discovered new cultures, and by comparison, you might feel you have also rediscovered your own. This cross cultural comparison can be extremely beneficial in developing your analytical skills in the real world through understanding a new culture, while challenging your own previously-held perceptions. You have had the chance to meet people from all over the world. Not only have you interacted with people from your host nation, you probably also encountered people from other countries who were on a similar exchange programme. Meeting people from such an array of backgrounds will have encouraged you to be more open-minded and tolerant of other cultures.

Finally, please remember that the Study Abroad programme is a welcome addition to any CV, and it particularly impresses employers with an international focus. By taking part in the programme, it shows you are willing to leave your comfort zone, and take on a new challenge in a completely new environment. It demonstrates your adaptability and independence, plus any language skills that you might have acquired are a bonus to many employers in an ever-increasingly globalised world.

If this has whetted your appetite for living and working abroad, the Global Careers team in the Career Zone have a wealth of information about international employment. Feel free to visit their site if you want to continue your global professional journey.

For more information on the resources available regarding reverse culture shock, how to 'sell' Study Abroad to future employers and how to find jobs or further study opportunities abroad, among other things, please see the When You Return section on the Study Abroad Outbound website.

When You're Back

Early September HUM3999 and HUC3005 students Deadline Submit HUM3999/HUC3005 Learning Log Arrow Down Arrow Up

Your HUM3999/HUC3005 Learning Log must be submitted via Turnitin and BART usually during the first week of September. For more information about this, including exact dates, please see the HUM3999/HUC3005 ELE page.

October/November All Activity Sharing your Experiences   Arrow Up

In October and November, presentations and fairs are held for first and second year students interested in Study Abroad. It would be great if you would like to contribute to these events, to pass on the wealth of knowledge that you have learnt during your time abroad. If so, please contact the Study Abroad team.

November/December All Activity Study Abroad Exam Board Arrow Down Arrow Up

The Study Abroad Exam Board meets in late November/early December to confirm the finalised marks for the Study Abroad modules. These marks should be released by early December