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I gathered my purse, snacks, jackets, and lap blankets and headed out the door to enjoy a soccer game with the kids: my three...


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Tags: Culture Shock

In the 1960’s psychologists “discovered” culture shock. They were surprised that new immigrants needed so much medical care. A...


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Tags: Culture Shock

This is the emergency message I received from Maria:

“Can you help me? I think my host mom is crazy. She yelled at me for no...


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Tags: cultural values

Your exchange student is living thousands of miles from home for an extended period of time. Virtually everything is different...


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Tags: Student Support, Exchange Student, Culture Shock

What better way to start their year in the U.S. than by traveling from coast to coast! After discussing the idea with both...


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Tags: Student Experience

World Gratitude Day is September 21. This is a perfect occasion for host families and exchange students to compare notes: how...


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Tags: cultural values, cross-cultural gratitude, gratitude in India,

In 1984, one man tried to tell the world what makes Americans tick. It was his job to prepare foreign visitors for culture...


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Tags: cultural values, American values

2020 has been different from any other year we can remember. From toilet paper shortages to murder hornets to COVID-19 and...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Student Support, Quarantine Tips

From my ICES lookout post in Europe, I’m scanning the news: what’s happening with student exchange? Is anyone going to don a...


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Tags: Cultural Exchange, Host an exchange student

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