Bye-Bye Culture Shock

Bye Bye Culture Shock

Co-hosted with the Counseling Center

Bye-Bye Culture Shock is a drop-in discussion group that provides a safe and private space for international students to share their cross-cultural experiences, to discuss their concerns, and to support each other throughout the adjustment process. 

Bye-Bye Culture Shock

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Student Life & Leadership Conference Room
3rd Floor, UCI Student Center (G303)

Past Topics

Week 2

Wednesday, January 18th

Surviving the U.S. Classroom

Join a discussion with other international students about challenges you may face in the U.S. classroom. In this safe space, participants can share stories and provide each other advice and encouragement to overcome these challenges.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Understanding and following professors in class lectures
  • Working in group projects with other students
  • Participating in class lectures or speaking up
  • Asking questions or asking for help

Week 4

Wednesday, February 1st

Living with other People

Living with other people can be one of the challenges in college life. Do you have some memorable moments of you and your roommates? Is it a “fun time” or a “horror story”?
Join our discussion to share your experience in a safe space and learn some tips on how to live with other people in a culturally diverse environment.

Week 6

Wednesday, February 15th

Dating in the U.S.

Are you curious or confused about U.S. dating culture? Join other international students to talk about dating in the U.S., what to expect and what to watch out for.

Potential topic of discussion include:

  • Myths about U.S. dating culture
  • How to date in the U.S. and American dating terms
  • Cultural differences in dating and relationships
  • How to recognize healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact

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Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday
9 - 11 a.m.
International Center

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