Many students experience "reverse culture shock" upon returning home. This is a normal part of the re-acculturation process and it's to be expected. The longer one has been away from "home" the harder it is to return.
Reverse culture shock is sometimes called "re-entry" shock and it's just as difficult as the culture shock you might have experienced when you first went abroad. Planning for re-entry shock can lessen the overall intensity of it, but there is nothing that can make it disappear all together.
The following is a list of resources to help you handle re-entry shock. Sometimes best thing to do is to talk about it, so come by our office--we want to hear your stories, see your photos and learn about your amazing adventures!