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February 6, 2012

Prepare to Study in the USA - Cross-Cultural Lessons

When we get ready to study abroad, we think of the practical things to check off the list. Often we forget that we are moving to another culture, not just another country.

I have put together a series of online tutorials to expose you to the mindset, culture, academic requirements, college social life, on campus resources and much more. These tutorials will provide an overview of helpful resources to ease your adjustment so you can achieve your highest potential inside and outside the classroom. (This will also help you minimize culture shock.)

These tutorials include conversation, videos from various colleges, and reflection questions to help you start thinking of things differently. Take full advantage of the opportunity to start questioning, exploring and challenging your world now. It's a valuable cultural mindset preparation for what's to come when you step foot on the US campus.

The tutorials will answer some of the frequently asked questions about studying in the US from a cross-cultural perspective:

Jennifer Kumar, Brijesh Nair and Deepa Madathil are co-creators of the Study Abroad to the US program entitled "Chasing the American Dream: From Take off To Landing." Contact Jennifer Kumar for your American culture preparation requirements. 

Photo credit: Ralph & Jenny at flickr

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We help build effective, culturally competent global teams with focus on the cultures of the USA and India. Jennifer Kumar, Managing Director, an American citizen, has almost 10 years experience living, studying and working (owning a business) in India. Authentic Journeys Consultancy is registered as a Private Limited in India (Kerala) and an LLC in the USA (Salt Lake City, Utah). We provide onsite and live-online instructor-led courses, facilitation and corporate coaching.