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What is the Culture Shock! series?

The Culture Shock! series is designed to provide travelers with tips on how to survive and thrive in a new country - written more for the expat it also helps for students studying abroad for several weeks. Includes useful information on cultural customs not found in traditional travel guides.

Tips on Searching this series in our catalog: To browse these titles, go into our General Catalog (LibCat) in the Books tab; click on Advanced Search and then choose Series from the dropdown menu on the right. This will list all the titles in the series - if you want information on just one country, simply choose the Title limiter in Advanced Search and then enter "culture" and "shock" and country name in your three search fields. Examples below:

Culture Shock France Culture Shock Switzerland Culture Shock China Culture Shock Argentina

Books to Broaden Cultural Understanding (examples)

Cultural Awareness Videos

Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story


Devdutt Pattanaik - TEDtalk on East v. West: The Myths that Mystify

Stereotypes of Americans on Study Abroad - UCSB Education Abroad Program