Culture Adaptation

woman walking on path

Women walking to church in South Africa

Photo Credit: Erica Granor '15

Many people will have some initial difficulties in adapting to a new environment, even if they have traveled to that country many times before. Cultural adjustment can subside quickly for some and last longer for others. It is helpful to understand some of the adjustment stages and recognize them as part of the normal adjustment process:

Tips for Adapting to a New Culture

Additional Resources

An interactive website that provides training and resources to equip you with the skills, attitudes, and behaviors you need in order to function in your new and unfamiliar environment.

Part of a comprehensive online guide to study abroad.