Cross Cultural Understanding and Adjustment

Studying abroad can bring significant adjustments as students respond and acclimate to new environments, cultures, people, and forms of communication in a country different than their own. Below is a selected list of helpful online resources that will help students, parents, and interested sojourners understand cultural adjustment, culture shock, intercultural communication, and other topics relevant to studying and living across cultures.

We gratefully acknowledge Babson College, Office of International Education at Georgia Institute of Technology, Navigators Ministry, University of the Pacific’s What’s Up with Culture? website, and the Hotchkiss School’s adaptation of L. Robert Kohl’s “The Values Americans Live By”, whose web materials we refer on this site.