Following the international journeys of Tulane Altmans
Category: Culture Shock
a. How did you prepare for culture shock? Did your preparation help? What could you have done additionally? If you did not make any deliberate preparations, what measures might have helped your transition?
b. How have you adjusted or adapted to your new surroundings? What cultural differences are most shocking or apparent?
c. How is higher education different in your host country from the US? Think about overall institutional structure as well as the pedagogy that is employed in the classroom. What strategies have you used to navigate these new rules and mores in these academic settings?