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5 Proven Ways to Cope with Culture Shock as an International Student

Updated: Oct 22, 2023


5 Proven Ways to Cope with Culture Shock as an International Student
5 Proven Ways to Cope with Culture Shock as an International Student

Adjusting to a new country and education system can be overwhelming. However, there are strategies international students have used successfully to ease their transition abroad and feel more comfortable in a different culture.

Interacting with local students helps gain insights into the host culture while making friends outside one's own community. Buddy programs match newcomers with domestic peers familiar with the area. Furthermore, international offices provide guidance addressing concerns like housing, insurance, or banking.

Joining extracurricular clubs exposes students to activities and communities that enrich campus life beyond academics. Sports teams, cultural groups, and volunteer organizations facilitate friendships across backgrounds. International cuisine restaurants and stores selling familiar products offer taste of home comforts.

Communicating with friends and family back home regularly through video calls ensures social and emotional support despite physical distance. Making time for self-care such as hobbies, exercise, and relaxation techniques cope with stress and homesickness. Keeping an open mind embracing new experiences rather than fearing differences smooths the transition adjustment.

Reflecting on progress adjusting enhances appreciation for exposure to diversity. Each challenge overcome builds skills for future success. Positive perspectives view differences as learning how others live, think, and see the world.

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