Returning to Concordia after studying away can be a bitter sweet experience for many students. It's not uncommon to experience reverse culture shock or reverse home sickness. The greatest advice on how to reintegrate back into life in the US is the same as going away. Be active and engaged with the local people and surroundings.
Some ways to become engaged would be to take part in Global Learning sponsored events like the Returnee Dinner or helping promote your program to other prospective students. There any many opportunities to do this throughout the year. The Global Learning Expo, interest meetings, or being active in welcoming international students to Concordia are a few examples. Get in touch with your Program Coordinator if you are interested in these or other opportunities.
Concordia also has a number of clubs and organizations on campus with an intercultural focus.
African Student Union - Meets 2-3 times a month to plan social, service, and cultural events. Faculty Advisor: Zacharie Petnkeu
Black Student Union - Faculty Advisor: Faith Ngunjiri
Chinese Club - For everyone who is interested in experiencing a bit of Chinese culture. Faculty Advisor: Tao Ming
Circulo Hispano - Dedicated to helping students foster their love for the Spanish culture. Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Arroyo
Djembe - Intercultural Affairs Journal. Faculty Advisor: Vincent Reusch
French Club - An active organization that offers students opportunities to speak French, travel, and enjoy French cuisine. Faculty Advisor: Gay Rawson
German Club - Meets monthly to organize events and practice German. Faculty Advisor: Jonathan Clark
International Student Organization - Faculty Advisor: Susanna Lu
Taekwondo - Focuses on the practice of the Korean martial art for the betterment of the body, mind, and spirit. Faculty Advisor: Erika Strandjord
SALSA - Faculty Advisor: Ken Foster
Social Justice - Faculty Advisor: Elly McHan
International Justice Mission Chapter - Come and learn about what human trafficking is and find out what you can do to fight against it. Faculty Advisor: Elna Solvang