Moving to a new country created a difficult language barrier and culture shock

Anna Podshivalova

March 13, 2019

In my hometown of Moscow, Russia I had lots of friends. I didn’t even have enough time to meet everyone but everything changed after my move to the U.S.

I wanted to learn the English language and get an international education, so I thought about moving to another country. In the year of 2013, I finished my studies in Moscow and decided to pursue academic studies in the U.S.

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International Student Program bridges culture shock for foreign students

Anna Podshivalova

March 12, 2019

The International Student Program (ISP) at El Camino College enrolls about 650 students every semester from over 67 different countries all over the world, according to EC’s 2016-2017 Annual Factbook. 

The Factbook also provides insights into specifics of international students’ origin.

The largest share of EC international students come from Asia: 31 percent from Japan, 14 percent from China, 13 percent from Korea, and 11 percent from Vietnam. European students make up 7 percent, while South American students represent 4 percent.

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