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Folder Students Returning Home

Documents to help you understand the challenge international students face when returning to their home country. Also, useful contacts and links for connecting returning Christians.


pdf Follow-up Contacts Around the World (73 downloads) New Published

Connecting students with Christians in the city they'll be returning (or moving on) to is a crucial part of helping them thrive. This document contains advice and contact info for various networks around the world. 

pdf Returnee Visits - a complete guide (217 downloads) Published

Visting students who have returned to their home country is an important part of our ministry. This resource covers the why, when, how and what of making "returnee visits".

pdf Re-entry Challenges: Church Case Studies (794 downloads) Published

East Asian students returning to churches back home often encounter different practices and perspectives from what they have come to appreciate in the UK. How should we help them understand and respond to these differences? Here are 5 case studies with background notes to stimulate thought and discussion among ISM workers.

pdf Think Home Workshop Participant's Pack (1283 downloads) Published Popular

Full handouts for participants at a day workshop for Christian international students returning home, to be used alongside the Think Home workbook. Leader's Pack available below. 

pdf Think Home Workshop Leader's Pack (2240 downloads) Published Popular

Detailed leader's notes and timetable for running a day workshop for Christian international students returning home, using the Think Home workbook and other resources. Participant's Packs also available for download. 

pdf Think Home - Studies for Christian International Returnees (2155 downloads) Published Popular

Reflective questions for students to think through and discuss. A shorterned version of the published workbook Think Home.

pdf Reverse Culture Shock Explained (4579 downloads) Published Popular

Why people experience it, its stages and how can we help prepare for it.

pdf Reverse Culture Shock Drama (2334 downloads) Published Popular

6 scene drama portraying reverse culture shock experiences at home, in the workplace and with friends; from fun to fight/flight to fit.

pdf Case studies on Reverse Culture Shock (2491 downloads) Published Popular

Highlights the struggles of returnees who had become Christians while in the UK.

pdf Returning Home to China (2702 downloads) Published Popular

20 page booklet by China Outreach Ministries (USA) with studies on: Discerning God's call to return or remain, finding a church home, planning your personal ministry and workplace challenges. Excellent studies particularly suitable for those who have been Christians for more than a couple of months.

pdf Think Return (2537 downloads) Published Popular

4 page leaflet outlining why and how we should be preparing international students to return home from the beginning of our ministry to them.

pdf Returnee Ministry & Follow-up (7695 downloads) Published Popular

20 page booklet describing/evaluating useful resources and networks for returnees.

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