This study is focused on issues related to the transformations of cultural identity of students who participate in study abroad programs. Their intercultural experience comes at the time when their cultural identity is forming. To make this experience enriching and valuable students have to be prepared how to manage different forms of stress, but also how to understand and control changes of their attitude to own culture and to host cultures. It makes necessary the study of factors influencing cultural identity, in particular the role of rationalization of cultural differences. The results may help in developing optimal strategies in the management of problems in cultural adaptation of students.
|Keywords:||Cultural Adaptation, Aculturation and Cultural Re-entry, Cultural Identity, Intercultural Psychology|
Associate Professor and Dean of Students, Akita International University, Japan
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