Anyone coming back to the United States after being in a foreign country for sometime knows all to well how real reverse culture shock is. As in, coming back home after being gone for awhile is just weird. Here are some GIFs to describe my re-entry so far…
Checking my bank account after I returned from Study Abroad (SA)
Remembering that everyone speaks English again
Listening to peoples ill-informed stereotypes about your SA country
Wait… there’s no Dulce de Leche soft serve ice cream here?!
Remembering how awesome your life was abroad, and how bland life seems back home
Remembering you have to actually be a real student in your home institution
Taking advantage of being to alter your order at a restaurant
Trying to get your friends at home to do the same things as you & your SA friends did abroad
Catching up with Study Abroad Friends
Meeting people from/traveled to your SA country
Not being able to purchase alcohol legally, after being able to buy it legally for a semester.
When it’s 2 AM and the bars are already closed.
How I perceive myself post SA