Re-entry Journal Questions
Looking back at the journal questions you answered before and during your internship, reflect on your experience:
How well did you meet your internship goals for each of the following areas:
a. Professional development
b. Personal development
c. Cross-cultural understanding
Did you reevaluate your goals at any time during your internship?
Was there an unexpected outcome of your internship?
What contributions did you make to the organization?
What were your biggest concerns about the internship experience and how did you face them?
What were your hopes? Were they realized?
What are the most important skills you developed during your internship?
Did you have any perceptions of your host country that you later realized were not accurate?
What aspects of daily life in your home country do you view differently as a result of your internship experience?
What do you miss most about your host country?
What surprised you when you returned to your home country?
What frustrated you when you returned to your home country? What relieved you?
What experiences from your internship have influenced your decisions about future studies and career?
How do people around you think you have changed from this experience?
How have you changed as a result of this experience?
Do you want to go back to the host country? Why or why not?
What important aspects of your experience do you want to share with others?