Re-Entry Strategies & Getting Involved

Returning to St. Olaf after an off-campus study program requires an adjustment – an academic adjustment as well as a personal adjustment. Part of the transition back to campus involves finding ways to continue your off-campus experience now that you are back on campus, as well as ways of sharing what you learned off campus with peers and the St. Olaf community. Here are some ideas to help you transition back to the Hill!

Re-Entry in Crisis: COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a wide impact on Spring 2020 Off-Campus Studies Programs.

We recognize that each of you have had an incredibly unique (and disappointing, among many other emotions) partial semester abroad, we recognize that some of you never even made it to your study abroad destination at all. We hope that these study abroad returnee resources will be helpful to you as you process this part of your St. Olaf, IOS, & COVID-19 journeys.

Mental Health Resources

Continue Intercultural Development

Study Abroad Returnee Resources

Other Resources

Did You Know That…

  • 112 St. Olaf Students were enrolled to study abroad in Spring 2020?
  • 6 Oles were studying abroad for the entire 2019-2020 Academic Year?
  • St. Olaf students were studying abroad in 22 countries this Spring? (Australia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, the United States)

Have questions or concerns?  Just want to talk to someone about your re-entry experience or program? 

Connect with IOS Advisor, Brittan Duffing.  Brittan would be happy to meet with you one-on-one or in a group setting.  Appointments can be made using Brittan’s appointment calendar or by emailing Brittan at

Re-Entry Tips