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College can be a culture shock

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Brittany Mcclintock

April 13, 2016

One would think that coming from the Bay Area, nothing would surprise me at this point. And yet when I came to Chico State three years ago, I was in a total culture shock. I could have sworn I’d seen it all. With San Francisco being my backyard and the country being only a 40-minute drive, I t...

Culture shock coming back to States

Jessica Vazquez, senior agriculture business major, traveled to Spain for a year to attend school. Photo credit: Michaela Sundholm

Michaela Sundholm

September 2, 2014

Jet lag, foreign languages and unfamiliar places are all elements of culture shock. Students not only experience that shock when they go to the foreign country that the are studying in, but also when they return home. Karl Pfeifer, senior international relations and German major, spent his time abroa...

Orionite Abroad: Conquering culture shock

Writer Michelle Manera travels to London for the first time and poses for a picture at Piccadilly Circus.

Michelle Manera

February 4, 2014

If you have ever been to a circus, you're familiar with the high-energy atmosphere mixed with grime and grease. This week I went to Piccadilly Circus in London and although it was at a shopping district, it felt similar to a circus with thousands of bustling people. Culture shock itself is like a circus be...

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