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#Y2Stay: Culture shock is no match for LWC Students
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By Kassie LittleAssistant Director International Student Studies, LWC
Culture shock is defined as the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes. Whether or not you are an international student, you have probably experienced culture shock at some point in your life.
Maybe it was whenever you moved out of your parents' house and into a college dorm. Maybe, you started a new job and were thrown into a new environment with people who think and act differently than you do. When in these situations, you probably felt the symptoms of culture shock.
When having these feelings, Lindsey Wilson College wants to ensure that our students' needs are met and that they are taken care of. ISP is proud to announce that our third annual culture shock workshop was indeed a success. We used research driven approaches to help our students find their place in their season at LWC. Whether the student is here for one semester or for four years, we do not take our motto, "Every Student, Every Day" lightly.
To begin, we had Kelvin Bailey from Counseling Services tell us what culture shock is, the stages included, and some coping mechanisms to help when students are feeling the effects. We had a few people share their stories and discuss how they overcame culture shock. Ultimately, although people were from all over the world, we all experience the same emotions and struggles. It is vital that students understand that they are not in this alone.
International Student Programs would love to send out a warm thank you to our entire team that helped us put together the Culture Shock Workshop. We had a diverse team including: international and domestic students, ISP, the Writing Center, Recreation, Counseling Services, and Public Relations. Without the help that everyone was able to bring to the table, #y2stay would not have been a success.
This story was posted on 2017-10-26 16:25:12
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