Cultural Adjustment

Taking every opportunity to learn about and experience your new environment can ease the process of cultural adjustment. Learning about the host culture, taking initiative in building relationships, understanding the norms and expectations of the academic or work environment, as well as familiarizing oneself with the normal stages of culture shock are all part of the knowledge that can lead to assimilation and balance. 

This section offers you an introduction to the many ideas and experiences you will meet in your time here at Yale and in the U.S.


americansGetting To
Know Americans


academicsU.S. Academic Culture


shockCulture Shock


buildingBuilding Relationships
(Taking Initiative)