I was so upset I started looking on the internet hoping to find other international students that felt the way I did. I found this website and I couldn't believe the moment I began reading the page on re-entry challenges that I started nodding at the computer. That was how I felt! I was relieved to learn this was a topic that has been researched and to see there are schools that help international students with this issue. I finally realized why I felt confused and frustrated only a few days after coming home and why it was taking me a while to readjust.
It was so nice to know, it wasn't just me! The resources on this website not only helped me better understand what was happening and gave me some coping strategies, but my parents and my friends started to understand what I was going through too. I think this is very important information and all universities should make sure their international students know this before they go home. It's a lot easier to transition back home if you already know what your experience might be like.
Thank you for this information!