Culture Shock

A Guide for International Students

This infosheet is aimed specifically at international students. For many students moving to Canada may result in culture shock. Culture shock is the feeling of being disoriented when entering a new and different culture. As an international student, you are likely making constant adjustments to climate, campus life, time zones, food, language, and social rules or rules of behaviour. This infosheet provides critical information on factors that lead to culture shock, the stages of culture shock, and tips for coping with it.

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