International Programs

Planning Exchange Visits

When You Return

Customs Regulations

Customs regulations place limits on the dollar amount of goods you may bring back duty-free to the U.S. The personal exemption limit can vary depending on the country visited and amount of time spent outside the U.S. For more information, visit

Re-entry Culture Shock

Re-entry culture shock is the reverse of culture shock. Some people go through this when returning home after an extended stay abroad. Just as you might have experienced culture shock when you first arrived in your host country, many people go through a similar re-adjustment period upon their return home.

Visit International Programs Office

Soon after you return, make an appointment with the Office of International Programs Office to discuss your experience and submit your travel expense voucher. Submit a written report about your exchange and the outcomes (e.g., impact on teaching, curricula, research) within six weeks of your return.

Share Your Experience

Share your experience with members of your department and encourage others to participate in an exchange.




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