The re-entry workshop prepared students for cultural re-adjustment upon their return home, provided practical tools for students' future careers, and strengthened alumni networks. Students attended presentations focused on reverse culture shock, processing and reflection, resume and interview preparation, and brainstorming sessions on alumni engagement.
"Each of us comes from a country that has some kind of troubles at home, and sometimes we feel depressed like nothing can ever change. But this program has given us the strength to go home and really make a difference in our lives, our countries and the world. We feel hopeful," commented Joanna, a NESA UGRAD student from Lebanon.
Many NESA UGRAD fellows plan to continue community service activities at home while completing their studies at their home university. Many fellows commented on how they plan to use their new global perspective to promote understanding and peace in their professional and personal endeavors.
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