Returning batch of YES 14 (2017) were officially welcomed back to Bangladesh and to YES Alumni Bangladesh
July 6th, 2017, The American Center, Dhaka - Returning batch of YES 17 were officially welcomed back to Bangladesh and to YES Alumni Bangladesh at the Re-entry Orientation 2017, where they took the official oath of YES Alumni. During the event, both new and old Alumni shared their experiences and discussed the possible challenges that might come up during their re-adjustment in Bangladesh. The new alumni members were also briefed on how to cope with reverse-culture shock, cultural adjustments and how they can have a smooth transition back into Bangladesh by involving themselves in the dynamic alumni activities. The event was broken into sessions where different topics like reverse-cultural shock, re-adjustment, volunteerism and experience sharing were discussed and questions were answered. It was a great opportunity for them to share their concerns and issues related to their family, friends, school and their home community. The new alumni also got the chance to know about different opportunities where they can use their newly gained volunteering and other skills. The Alumni also had a chance to learn about American spaces and Education USA and how these can help in their higher education. At the end of the session, the new alumni were introduced to the Executive Committee members and other senior alumni that were present at the event.