AEC Cross-Cultural Advising
The AEC Cross-Cultural Advisors (CCAs) are available to talk with you about any concerns or problems that you may have during the semester. The advisors are prepared to discuss matters of attendance, cultural adjustment, health, family, academics, and other matters of personal concern.
Are you feeling confused about online learning? Are you trying to decide if you should go home? Do you have a problem with a class? Do you have a question about probation? CCAs are happy to help answer these questions and other questions you may have. We are taking online appointments. To make an appointment, you should:
When it is time for your appointment, the AEC cross-cultural advisor will call you. (We can also set up a Zoom meeting, if you prefer.)
The cultural adjustment process happens to you when you start to live in a new culture. When you first arrive, everything is usually new and exciting. Then, later, the excitement may go away and you may get the unpleasant feelings of culture shock. These stages of adjustment happen to everyone who lives in a new culture. It is normal, but it doesn’t last forever! Usually the first year of living in a new country is the hardest.
To learn more about the cultural adjustment process, watch this presentation: