Two short booklets in one easy-to-read PDF! Makes a great gift to new international students! Printed copies are also available.
Many international students experience negative emotions during their transition to American culture and have difficulty understanding what they are going through. Coming to America helps them understand the stages of transition (along the w-curve graph) and helps reduce culture shock and more quickly adjust to the new culture.
When internationals return home, they do not expect to have similar emotions and are not prepared for the changes. Returning to Your Home Country provides early preparation for reentry, which can reduce reverse culture shock.
Written by Lisa Espineli Chinn