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What I like most about GCN? – the teachers.  They are native speakers and so qualified to not only teach but to bring a special life to the language through occasional personal stories and perspectives that immeasurably enhance the experience. From time to time, my first teacher shared personal moments in her life, reflecting the culture of Mexico. My current teacher, (who brings the interesting perspective of a lawyer), sometimes uses YouTube videos of events from his home –Columbia, to make points about language in a way that is quite fascinating.

- John,

Bringing the GCN Experience Back Home

As a GCN return trip participant, we thank you for sharing your skills, talents, resources, humor, insight and humanity as part of Global Citizens Network.  We hope that your cultural immersion experience was valuable and will continue to have a meaningful impact in your life moving forward. We also hope the Welcome Back packet you received upon returning home has been useful in your re-entry process; here you will find additional resources that may help you reflect upon your experience, utilize what you’ve learned, and continue your growth and involvement in your own community. The Beyond The Experience packet in PDF form can be found here.

Just as you may have experienced culture shock in varying degrees while in the host community, the return home can provide unexpected challenges. To support return trip participants and to further the organization's mission, we encourage participants to continue to engage with GCN and to take advantage of the resources we’ve gathered on the following web pages:

We also encourage you to share your stories and continue to interact with other global citizens on our Facebook, TwitterPinterestFlickr, and YouTube accounts.

   

Once more, thank you for your dedication to the GCN mission. We hope you'll join us again soon!