top of page


Syzygy, a British missions support organization, has put together a series of questions and answers on preparing for re-entry to your passport country.

Rocky Re-entry is a blog with "thoughts, encouragement, and resources for those transitioning off the field from those who've been there," though it no longer produces new posts since March 2019.

Whole is the blog of former missionary Sarita Hartz. She has a fantastic article about what to expect during re-entry based on her experience of returning to America after serving in Africa.

Velvet Ashes, a website designed to be an encouragement to women serving overseas, has a Returning Home series which, for a small fee, provides women who are planning an international move back to their passport country with weekly emails offering encouragement and advice, resources to help in the transition, and a community in the form of a Facebook group with others going through transition.

31 Days of Re-entry is a series of blog posts that walk through the process of re-entry for the author after serving for five years in China. The Day 27 post includes a listing of resources on re-entry.

"Coming Back Home" is an article by Pauline Wilson about her return to her home in Northern Ireland after spending 17 years in ministry in Switzerland.

The U.S. Department of State has prepared articles for returning diplomats and their families on reverse culture shock, what it is, and how to manage it. 

Helen Watts offers a course aimed at preparing anyone who is returning to their passport country after living overseas. It is a mixture of videos and worksheets to help the participant finish well and settle back into their home country.

Global Trellis offers an online debriefing course for cross-cultural workers returning to their passport culture.

A Life Overseas is a missions blog which has some excellent articles about re-entry and the issues missionaries face when they return to their passport country.

Re-entry Roadmap is a downloadable workbook that comes with a career guide and travel guide as well as access to a Facebook group to connect with other returnees.

bottom of page