When you return from your time abroad, you will probably be full of experiences and impressions. But be aware that some people may not even have noticed that you were gone. Some people might not be interested in hearing your stories and others may not be able to relate to it. Be aware of this. Upon your return you may also miss the culture, some local habits and of course the friends you have made during your time abroad. This can result in a reverse culture shock.
Upon your return you will have to hand in a report in which you describe your experiences.
After returning, you will usually have to hand in a report and conversion proposal to the international office of your own faculty, with information about specific matters such as, preparations, the courses taken, your budget and tips to pass on to other students. In some cases you may even have to attend an assessment interview, after which you will receive payment of the remaining part of your grant.
If you have been on an exchange programme and have received the Erasmus grant, on return you need to submit the report form (learning agreement, statement by the host institution, student report and transcript of records) to the ESSC. Students who received the Erasmus grant for an internship should hand in a Statement of Host Enterprise, Placement Report and Transcript of Work.
Continuing your international experience
Do you want to join the international community in Rotterdam? With the ESN Buddy Programme you will get linked to international students coming to Rotterdam. You can show your buddy around and help him out with problems he might encounter. Interested in the Buddy Programme? Please send an e-mail to info@ for more information! esn-rotterdam.nl