Tag: culture shock

How International Students Can Culturally Prepare for Studying in the United States

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Student, Northwestern University

From one international student to another, here is a list of mental preparations you should think through before you leave. read more

Seven Tips for International Students Considering Studying in the United States

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Student

An international student shares some of her advice for applying to colleges in the United States and adjusting to life in America. read more

Exploring America

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Editor, Carnegie Communications

The best way to learn about life in the States as an international student is to experience it firsthand, but to give you an idea of what you might encounter throughout the country, we've put together a little breakdown of the geographic regions and some of things they're known for. read more

Reverse Culture Shock

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Assistant Director of Admissions, International Recruitment, University of Missouri

Culture shock is a term you've likely heard as you considered studying overseas. But many students also experience "reverse culture shock" when they return home after many months or even years spent in the United States. read more

Staying Connected to Your Home Country and Family

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International Student Advisor, Slippery Rock University

Each year tens of thousands of international students travel to the United States to attend a college or university. The experience is often exciting, but at other times can be daunting, so staying connected with friends and family is essential to the well-being of an international student. read more

Culture Shock

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Director of Admission, Loyola New Orleans University

Whether you are starting school across the state or across the globe, the transition to this next stage in your life can be stressful. read more

New College, New Culture

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Director of Admission, Loyola New Orleans University

Loyola University New Orleans' Center for International Education outlines the following steps for adjusting to a new culture. read more

What Do You Expect? University in the United States

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From a distance, it's easy to develop an idealized image of U.S. university life, but what happens when those expectations don't mesh with reality? read more

What is some of your advice for working with international students?

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Associate Director of Educational Directions, Inc.

A good consultant must be sensitive to the culture of their prospective clients, not only so they can help these students find schools that will meet their needs, but also so that they can help them learn a little about American culture as they head off to school. read more

Steph Yiu Profile Part 2: Third Culture Kids and Invisible Immigrants

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Associate Producer, Boston Science Communications

In the "TCK Guide to College," an editorial guide of sentiments and advice from existing articles, Yiu underscores a common and unlikely position that international students often find themselves: the "invisible immigrant". An obscure and misunderstood demographic, the invisible immigrant may appear American or fully integrated into American society, but may not be in reality. read more