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1 Culture Shock! And how to deal with it

2 We’re so glad you’re here! 2 WELCOME TO NEWCASTLE

3 Life abroad: the good things Meeting new people Seeing new places Trying new things Increased confidence

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5 Life abroad: difficult things Sometimes, little things we could normally handle become overwhelming, because we are away from our normal lives and support systems This, along with the big changes of living away and trying to adapt to a new environment can make us experience something you’ve probably heard of:

6 Culture Shock: How will I know? Usually, culture shock feels kind of like this:

7 Help, I think I have culture shock! Culture shock isn’t something you can prevent, but you can overcome it and feel better! Some things to try: Join the Students’ Union Make a Newcastle “bucket list” Make an effort to spend time with your flatmates Help share your heritage with others Remember: no one expects you to be perfect! We all make mistakes, and it helps to laugh about it. Make connections with local people and local places

8 Let’s make a connection quiz! 1 (a) Which department store in Newcastle has a special window display annually at Christmas time? 1 (b) What is the theme of this year’s window display? 2 Who was Newcastle United’s famous football manager from 1999 – 2004? 3 Which famous runner from the North East is known as the ‘Jarrow Arrow’? 4 Name 3 festivals held locally every year

9 Answers 1 (a) 1 (b) Alice in Wonderland 2 Sir Bobby Robson 3 Steve Cram 4 Americana Music Festival Chinese New Year EAT! Festival

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11 Community Resources Your Student Wellbeing Service Your Students’ Union HOST UK: International Newcastle:

12 For more information contact: Zélie Guérin, Principal Associate, International Newcastle Elizabeth Sherman, Loyola Study Abroad Center Manager International Newcastle 12


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