Cultural Adjustment Tips for Students When you go abroad for studying you have to adjust yourself to the alien culture, climate, lifestyle and food. Initially you may feel mentally and physically overwhelmed but most of the students come out of this 'culture shock' within a short time frame. Also, adjusting to the new culture increases your confidence level and helps you grow as a person. Here are some useful tips that would help you in adjusting to the new culture. Do constructive things to get over the initial adjustment period to keep yourself happy. Remember you are here to learn. Apart from your study schedule, whenever time permits, visit nearby museums, heritage centers, and other places of tourist interest to know more about the respective country. Keep in touch with your family and friends at home. Letters, phone calls or email at regular intervals will help you get over the feeling of homesickness. Make a list of short-term and long-term goals of your life and place the list somewhere in your living room where you can see it often. You will feel re-energized by checking the points you already achieved. This will create a positive attitude in you. Try to understand and respect the local customs. Dress yourself appropriately as per the local traditions. Greet the native people in their local style. All these things will enhance your confidence level and make you feel part of the new culture.