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Culture Shock

Culture shock is a well recognized and well studied phenomenon that is experienced by most international students and by most students studying in another country. Understanding the feelings that you are having and knowing that the experience of culture shock is a process that you can manage is important. Below we have compiled information from a number of sources, from experts in the field and from personal experience to help with your adjustment to St. Mark’s. For a list of these sources, and to read more about culture shock, please see the section on “Works Consulted.” You might also want to consult the book Managing Across Cultures by Susan C. Schneider and Jean-Louis Barsoux.

More Information on "Culture Shock"

Symptoms of Culture Shock
Managing Culture Shock
Managing Homesickness
Cultural Adjustment Curve

More Information on "Staying Healthy"

Asking for Help
Making Friends
Coping with Jet Lag