The adventure of moving between cultures invites us to ask new questions and explore new ways of seeing the world, but the change can also cause discomfort and require us to adjust in unexpected or unwelcome ways. Midwestern culture and the subculture of Notre Dame may even be vastly different than elsewhere you may have lived or visited within the United States. This can be particularly challenging when also beginning (or in the midst of!) a years-long program of study.
We will spend time with colleagues from the Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures and the University Counseling Center to talk about the cycle of adjustment that we all experience when moving to a new place, and ways that can help strengthen our intercultural communication skills. Join ISSA for lunch and interesting conversations.