• Cultural Adjustment

    Students experience a range of emotions as they adjust to a new culture.  These are manifested in their behavior.

    Stage
    Emotion
    Behavior
    1. Contact
    Excitement/
    Euphoria
    Interest in new culture
    2. Disintegration
    Confusion/ Disorientation
    Depression/ withdrawal
    3. Reintegration
    Anger/ anxiety
    Hostility towards new culture
    4. Autonomy
    Self-assured
    Controlled/ confident
    5. Independence
    Humor/ trust
    Creative/ actualizing