Cultural Transitions and Student Panel

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    • Wednesday September 3, 2014
      4:00 pm
  • Location: Van Leer West 200
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Summary Sentence: Student panel discussion about cultural transitioning for international students

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If this is your first time in the United States, or possibly, or your first time outside your home country, come to this session for an introduction to culture and adjustment, tips on how to cope with culture shock, and stories from returning GT international students. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to a student panel composed of returning international students.

The session will include a fun and informative video about U.S culture and cultural misunderstandings that may arise due to differences in cultural norms around the world. “Cultural Transitions” is a 45-minute movie produced by the Office of International Education in association with GA Tech’s Buzz Studios. The film includes live action scenes performed by Georgia Tech students as well as interviews with international students. The scenes and interviews cover a number of topics related to the cultural challenges that international students face when arriving in the United States. The movie also covers the cultural aspects of space, time and appearance and how these concepts vary from one country to another. The purpose of the film is to ease the transition for new international students. However, non-international students, staff and faculty will also learn a lot from the film as it provides them with a better understanding of the international student perspective and experience. 

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Office of International Education, International Student and Scholar Services

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Graduate students
check-in, fall 2014, international, international student and scholar services, international students, international welcome series
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  • Created On: Jul 25, 2014 - 9:55am
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