Supporting international student transitions on higher education programmes

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


This presentation explored the themes of international student adaption and overcoming culture shock on higher education programmes, and particularly preparatory programmes. It suggested practical ideas for how the culture shock U-curve model can be used to assist students in transitioning to their new study environments, how to use critical incident exercises to develop intercultural competence, and how short courses and personal tutoring systems can be used to support transitioning international students. Content drew on my experience of working with international education programmes in the UK, Japan and China to highlight examples of successful initiatives.
Period18 Jun 2024
Event titleInternationalisation: Internationalisation as a tool to support the study success of foreign students
Event typeConference
LocationPodebrady/Prague, Czech RepublicShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • international education
  • culture shock
  • Education
  • study abroad
  • acculturation
  • intercultural communication
  • Intercultural Adaptation
  • language education