International Admission > Resources > Coming to the U.S. > Culture and Living in the U.S.
This is a period of transition for you. While you might be nervous or sad to leave your friends and family, you might also be feeling excited about all the many new things you are about to learn. As you arrive and begin your studies in the U.S., you may also experience "culture shock."
Living in a new culture always means that one must learn a new set of cultural patterns and behaviors. This learning process can sometimes be challenging and everyone experiences "culture shock" to various degrees. However, remember that experiencing culture shock is completely normal and that you are not alone. Listen to other DePaul international students talk about their own experiences with culture shock.
Yes! As part of your adjustment to a new culture and new surroundings, it is important for you to be connected with others. You can do this in several ways, including:
You can read more about upcoming events
Stay connected with family and friends through email, Skype, Facebook, etc.
If you would like to
talk to an advisor regarding your adjustment to living and studying in the United States, please call (312) 362-8376.