Culture shock takes many forms, and many CWRU students suffer its affects. Unfortunately, it is not always apparent that the symptoms students present with are due to culture shock. Faculty may notice declines in class attendance, declines in work quality, students who are more emotional than usual (or emotionally distraught) and may not realize that the underlying cause of all of these symptoms, and many others, could be culture shock. This issue reaches beyond international students, as well, to study abroad returnees, third culture kids, and many others on campus. Understanding how to recognize and support students (and colleagues) with culture shock can help attendees assist others through difficult periods.
At this UCITE event, Elizabeth Miller (Center for International Affairs) will discuss what culture shock is and how it manifests, how culture shock has presented in students during her time working with them, and how to help students make it through culture shock. Attendees will also be given examples to discuss and ample time for questions.
Please join us for this discussion on Thursday, September 20 from 11:30 am -12:20 pm in the Herrick Room, which is on the ground floor of the Allen Building (at the corner of Euclid and Adelbert) immediately on the left if you enter through the Euclid Avenue revolving door.
A pizza lunch will be provided during this session. To help us estimate the amount to order, please let us know if you plan to attend this session by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.