Culture Shock and International Student Performance YourFirstName YourLastName Your University November 27, 2009 Introduction Culture shock can have quite a negative effect on academic performance for international students. At the same time, the influx of international students into the system continues to grow unabated. McLachlan and Justice (2009) cited a study from Open Door (2008) in which it was stated that “In the 2007-2008 academic year, 623,805 international students studied in the U.S., an increase of 7% from the high of 586,323 in the 2002-2003 academic year” (p. 27). Countries in Western Europe and North America are extremely popular destinations for international students seeking a high quality education. Yet for many...The end:
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