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Oops, I was wrong! I’ve been culturally shocked!

Natalia Salas September 16, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutA couple weeks before I left to study abroad in London, towards the end of the summer, I went to Trinity to say goodbye to my friends. As I was there, I saw a huge group of...

Reducing the shock of reverse culture shock

Reducing the shock of reverse culture shock

Robert Seese April 25, 2018

In general, the extent of reverse culture shock (RCS) one experiences is directly proportional to the amount of time spent in another culture and the degree to which that culture differs from the home...

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Culture shocked at home

Clarissa Castaneda March 20, 2018

Culture shock is something that’s widely talked about and is to be expected by anyone who goes overseas. You’re going to another country with a different culture — possibly a different language —...

Illustration by Yessenia Lopez, staff illustrator

Reverse culture shock is real

Gabriella Garriga January 24, 2018

"Mom, I really don’t think I can handle this right now," said Destiny Hopkins, senior sociology major. For Hopkins, a trip to the supermarket last year turned hazardous. Standing with her mom in one...

illustration by Yessenia Lopez, staff illustration

Breaking outside the United States border

Andja Bjeletich January 24, 2018

Twinkling lights, the sweet smell of hot cocoa, and the heat from a yule log are typical American traditions during Christmas time. International students, however, often have different holiday traditions. Sophie...

illustration by Yessenia Lopez

Students reflect on not celebrating Halloween

Kaylie King October 27, 2017

As Halloween approaches, many students are excited for the holiday and are making plans to celebrate. However, some students either choose not to celebrate or grew up not celebrating, and view Halloween...

photo by Miguel Webber

Culture shocked in Spain: Gaffner reports

Soleil Gaffner September 28, 2017

Hola, clase. Today, I'm writing about intercultural learning capacities, or, in plainer terms, culture shock. During our week-long traveling seminar, the Trinity in Spain program was accompanied by...

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