When you return from the exchange, you will need to transfer the credits completed on exchange into your degree at Aalto. You will also need to submit a report on your exchange experience and possibly other documents, depending on your exchange programme.
Post-exchange documents and credit transfer
Below you can find detailed information on the post-exchange requirements of your School.
The purpose of the report is to provide information for other students who are going on an exchange in the same university, and for those who are still considering to go on exchange and are comparing different universities and countries. The last two questions are intended to guide you towards self-evaluation and reflection.
Scholarship's second payment
Prepare for a re-entry shock
Returning home after the exchange period may feel strange. The so-called re-entry shock may feel more unexpected than the culture shock you possibly have experienced during your exchange. The re-entry shock may be even stronger than the culture shock you had.
Re-settling into the old environment will take some time. You may feel that you changed during the period abroad, gained new experiences and made new friends, but life home has stayed the same – or it may have changed as well. Try to prepare for the return by thinking of what lies ahead.
Studying abroad is a unique experience that broadens your horizons. Returning home after your exchange is not the end or your internationalisation, it is just the beginning.
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