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 Re-entry Challenges: Church Case Studies (38 downloads) New 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 they understand and respond to these differences? Here are 5 case studies with background notes to stimulate thought and discussion.

pdf Think Home Workshop Participant's Pack (561 downloads) Published

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 (1290 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 (1623 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 (3042 downloads) Published Popular

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

pdf Reverse Culture Shock Drama (1701 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 (1877 downloads) Published Popular

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

pdf Returning Home to China (1938 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 (1832 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 (6683 downloads) Published Popular

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

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