For more than twenty years, I observed international students in an American context. Those who thrive connect with the wider culture, make friends, think and write in English well, and, with time, make American friends. In essence, they become bi-cultural.
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Yin and Yang of Cross-Cultural Adjustment

For more than twenty years, I observed international students in an American context. Those who thrive connect with the wider culture, make friends, think and write in English well, and, with time, make American friends. In essence, they become bi-cultural. Those who merely survive are able to accomplish their goals of an American education but have… Read More

ESL Online Magazine on Cultural Adjustment

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ESL Online Magazine devotes this post to all the new international students who are busy unpacking their suitcases and getting settled into their new life in America. Although the initial excitement can help new students through the first days or weeks, loneliness and homesickness soon take over. This editor of ESL Online Magazine knows.Having lived… Read More