Episode 1.5: The End to Culture Shock (?)


Given the opportunity and the necessary resources, studying abroad comprises a very important phase in the foreign language student's relationship with the target language. As the design of the typical study abroad experience has evolved over time to the demands of modern language education, the potential obstacles have evolved along with it, particularly the shock of arriving in a new environment with its own (very) different culture. 
Giovanni has not only conducted extensive research into culture shock experienced in studying abroad, but he has produced a virtual reality program that enables students to better prepare themselves for what is awaiting them abroad. This episode is definitely one for our technology-enthusiasts! Now if only there was a virtual reality program that prepared you for the culture shock of the academic job market...

If you are interested to learn more about Giovanni's great work, check out his website: www.readysteadyspain.com