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Returning to Trinity

Returning from Exchange

Maximise your Employability
You are likely to have developed skills which will be very attractive to future employers while you study abroad. Students who study abroad return with enhanced communication skills and are uniquely placed to succeed in multicultural and international workplaces. Studying Abroad lets you develop your softer skills like intercultural understanding, resilience, and your capacity to be independent and self-directed. Talk to the Careers Service when you get back, who can help you to contextualise your experience and present your year abroad achievements to potential employers!

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Your experience and understanding of going on exchange is hugely valuable to other students. Sign up to be a student blogger while you’re abroad and write a testimonial about your experience - these are featured on our blogs!

We are always looking for student ambassadors to speak about their time abroad, whether at an information session or via email to prospective students. If you would like to give some time to volunteering to our Returning Ambassador programme, we would much appreciate it.

Get in touch with the Study Abroad and Exchange team to find out more about getting involved with upcoming information sessions.

Re-adjusting to Trinity

When you get back, make sure to check in with the Careers Advisory Service – they’ll be able to help you draw out what you’ve learned in your international experience and help you be able to talk about how the experience has shaped you for the better! Remember to update your LinkedIn to reflect your time abroad. Get back in touch with the Study Abroad team when you come back to Dublin! We’d be delighted to have you talk to current students preparing themselves for their own year abroad experience! Who knows, there might even be free pizza available for volunteers helping out…

It’s not unusual for students to find it tricky to settle back in when they first come home. Sometimes students find it harder to integrate back into home and Trinity life than they expect. When you come back it can seem as though nothing has changed here, while you have changed so much – but you will be able to settle back in eventually!

Think back on your first few weeks abroad and remember how things became so much easier with time. You may consider becoming active with the International Students' Society (DUISS) which organises functions and outings for newly arrived Erasmus and Visiting students here at Trinity. Many of the active members are returned Erasmus students and foreign students really welcome the opportunity to meet with other foreign and Irish students. The International Students' Society can be contacted on