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Returning Students

Welcome back! Returning back to campus from a study abroad experience can be an exciting, challenging time.

Culture shock is the expected confrontation with the unfamiliar. Re-entry shock is the unexpected confrontation with the familiar.
R. Michael Paige from Maximizing Study Abroad

Returning Students Information & Cultural Re-entry

We have several opportunities for returning study abroad students to share their experiences with other students. We invite and encourage you to participate in our study abroad fairs and classroom presentations to students who might want to go abroad. You can also pick your favorite snapshots and participate in our returning student photo contest. Another great way to stay connected is to visit the Global Education Office to see if there are any international students studying at SUNY Plattsburgh from your country of interest.

  • Transcripts & Processing

    Most schools abroad are not as timely with posting grades as our students expect. First, your grades are posted at your host institution and then sent back to your administering campus in the U.S. From there, the study abroad office and/or the registrar will process them to become part of your official academic record.

    The bottom line is this: patience is required! If you have difficulty registering for future classes because your study abroad coursework does not show up on your record, please contact our office for assistance.


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