After being abroad long-term, you'll have to head home to your normal life. You’ll have had a life-altering experience, made new friends and learned so much about yourself and the world. Though you might be eager to get back to your familiar stomping ground, it can be difficult to re-adjust to your old surroundings and friendships. Much like culture shock, re-entry shock can strike when you least expect it, and can leave you feeling disoriented or down. Check out the Quick Guide to help you understand and work through re-entry shock here.