Studying abroad is not like studying at Dickinson. Living and studying in an unfamiliar place can be incredibly exciting. But it will also take time to adjust to a new culture, academic system and way of learning. This page should serve as a reminder that you’re not alone. There are resources both at Dickinson and in your host country that are available to help you make the most of your experience. 


Cultural Adjustment

Cultural Adjustment

Everyone experiences cultural adjustment differently. Understanding the common stages of cultural adjustment will allow you to recognize that what you are feeling is normal and part of the learning process.


Safety Abroad

Safety Abroad

Your safety is important. Understand what emergency procedures are in place and ways to keep yourself safe while abroad.


Returning to campus

Returning to campus

You will need to start preparing to return to campus while you’re still abroad, including registering for courses and housing on campus.