Implications of Early Sociocultural Adaptations for Study Abroad Students

  • Victor Savicki
Keywords: Study abroad, International education, Globalization, Adaptation abroad, Education abroad

Abstract

With the increase in globalization, fields such as international education as well as those of business and political science will be facing an increase in numbers of students and workers adapting to foreign cultures. In international education, study abroad placements are on an upward trend (Chin, & Bhandari, 2006) and are predicted to accelerate over the next decade (Commission on the Abraham Lincoln Study Abroad Fellowship Program, 2005). Helping students and others facing the task of adapting to a foreign culture is becoming ever more pressing. The current study article delves into sociocultural adaptation in order to clarify that process and provide information useful for educators, trainers, coaches, and others guiding those facing a sojourn in a foreign culture. A 

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Author Biography

Victor Savicki

Victor Savicki, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, at Western Oregon University. His recent research has focused on stress, coping and adjustment in cross-cultural settings. He has participated in a variety of study abroad programs both as an instructor and a researcher. 

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Published
2010-11-15
How to Cite
Savicki, V. (2010). Implications of Early Sociocultural Adaptations for Study Abroad Students. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 19(1), 205-223. https://doi.org/10.36366/frontiers.v19i1.283

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