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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Coming back to the United States after spending the summer abroad isn?t always the easiest thing to do.

Your friends don?t seem to understand why we should do some things as that country does, and how we shouldn?t take all we have for granted. You don?t understand why your parents get bored after looking at your first 500 photos - and you have 2,000 more.

Whether you visited Spain or Senegal, you can?t stop talking about the new people you met, the new foods you tried and the new places you saw - but everyone around you just wants you to shut up about how life-changing your experience was.

We understand. Some of us have been there. Hell, some of us here at the Alligator are going through that right now. It doesn?t matter if you went to Pakistan or Portugal, you may be experiencing the infamous Breverse-culture shockC right now.

As hard as it is to readjust, fret not. To help cope, you could begin a campaign to help out that orphanage in Cambodia. You could write to your senators about improving foreign policies with Kenya. Ask your representatives to consider adapting German environmental policies. But most importantly, you could start planning how to go back.

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