Cross Cultural Resources

Cultural difference can be perplexing and bewildering and can have a profound impact on the experiences of international students studying in Australia.

Communication and Learning Styles

Adobe PDF Understanding Chinese Culture and Learning (PDF, 108kb)
Ting Wang, University of Canberra, Australia
This paper examines Chinese learning traditions and research on Chinese learners' conceptions of learning.
Cross-cultural study of Asian and European student perception
Christopher Selvarajah, Swinburne University, Australia
This paper seeks to explore educational objectives and attitudes to assessment methods between Chinese and New Zealand European students.
Working on Common Cross-cultural Communication Challenges
Marcelle E. DuPraw and Marya Axner, Arcadia Pictures, USA.
An overview of six fundamental patterns of cultural differences.

Culture Shock

Adjustments and Culture Shock
Center of Global Education, Loyola Marymount University, USA.
An excerpt from the Student Study Abroad Handbook.
Culture Shock & The Problem Of Adjustment To New Cultural Environments
Consortium for International Education & Multicultural Studies, Milwaukee, USA A resource provided for students looking for international study programs.

Celebrating Different Cultures

Calendar of Cultural and Religious Dates
Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), Australia.
A calendar of the many cultural and religious events, festivals and days that are celebrated each year in Australia and throughout the world.
The New York Times Company, USA.
News, culture, travel and language insights from around the world.