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Re-entry Workshop #4: Back From Abroad

Wednesday, June 3 at 5:00pm (EST)

Back From Abroad: Celebrate Your International Experience

Join us to discuss how studying abroad has affected you, share stories from your studies abroad, and plot your next international experience!

This respectful, virtual space will provide you with an opportunity to unpack your international experiences with peers. We will play some games, share some experiences, and reflect on the positive and negative moments from your time abroad. We will also discuss ways you can keep international experiences alive in your day-to-day life!

Note: this workshop is open to BISC students returning from their international experience.

Get your stories ready, we’re excited to hear them: click here for the workshop registration form.



Re-entry Workshop #3: Transferring Credits 101

Monday, June 1 at 1:00pm (EST)

Transferring Credits 101: For Arts and Science Exchange Students

You have worked hard to complete your host university courses and it is now time to get credit!

This workshop is for Arts and Science exchange students only. If you have friends in other faculties, please have them reach out to their exchange office. The transfer credit process explained will not apply to students in other faculties.

This short workshop will explore:

  • Where you are at in the transfer credit process
  • Your next steps to earning credit
  • Questions you may have about this process

Spend 20 minutes with IPO staff and tick off an important 'to do box' quickly and early: click here for the workshop registration form.



Re-entry Workshop #2: Studying Abroad Remotely

Wednesday, May 27 at 11:00 AM (EST)

Studying Abroad Remotely: Exchange & Your Academics

Still completing your host university classes, but in a different time zone?

Writing a final paper worth a substantial portion of your grade, but are unsure of how it will be graded?

We understand that exchange students are encountering academic challenges not previously seen in the program.

We know this can be difficult and cause a lot of stress; which is why we’re teaming up with the experts at Student Academic Success Services to provide a short workshop specifically catering to the current academic exchange experience.

This short workshop will help you manage ongoing challenges of studying abroad remotely: click here for the workshop registration form.



Re-entry Workshop #1: It's Okay to Not Be Okay

Thursday, May 21 at 2:00 PM (EST)

It's Okay Not to Be Okay: Exchange & Your Mental Health

For many, returning from exchange is the hardest part of the program.

We know emergent and abrupt re-entry has been especially turbulent during the COVID-19 pandemic. This may have a significant effect on students' mental health so we are teaming up with Dr. Arunima Khanna from Student Wellness Services to discuss the experience and learn about coping strategies.

This short workshop will help you manage ongoing challenges of re-entry by:

  • Exploring the typical exchange student re-entry timeline
  • Recognizing re-entry challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, including:
  • Grieving the shortened exchange experience
  • Grappling with financial and academic uncertainty
  • Unintentional diminishment of exchange experiences as communities cope with COVID-19

Join us to learn, share, and develop coping strategies during this challenging time: click here for the workshop registration form.