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Culture Shock Of Studying Abroad - New Trends For The Development Of Intercultural Skills -


  • Ana Mihaela Istrate

    (Romanian American University)


In a multicultural world, where students and professionals have numerous opportunities to travel for business and academic reasons, a set of skills for coping with culture shock is absolutelymandatory. Starting from an understanding of Hofstede's definition of culture as "the collective programming of the human mind", and continuing with Lysgaard"s U-curve of Culture Shock, the present study offers solutions for coping with adaptation problems in a new cultural environment. Based on a set of interviews with international students that experienced the U curve and the W-curve of culture shock, during their international study programs, we will be able to offer better solutions for the problems encountered while being away from the cultural comfort zone.

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  • Ana Mihaela Istrate, 2018. "Culture Shock Of Studying Abroad - New Trends For The Development Of Intercultural Skills -," Romanian Economic Business Review, Romanian-American University, vol. 13(3), pages 22-26, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:rau:journl:v:13:y:2018:i:3:p:22-26

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