Diversity & Study Abroad: Learning about Culture, Language and Religion

This section includes resources for students who are interested in learning more about the cultures, languages and religions in various counties, and for preparing for culture shock and learning how to adjust to living in a new cultural environment.

Students who are concerned about issues they may face while abroad should speak to their study abroad advisor.

Web Resources*

University of the Pacific: Online Cultural Training Resource for Study Abroad

University of California Education Abroad Program: Information on Cross Cultural Adjustment

Tales from a Small Planet

University of North Texas: Information on Language, Culture, History, Media and Other References

University of Northern Iowa: Language Resources

Virtual Religions Index

DiversityAbroad: Culture Shock

UM Study Abroad: Culture Shock

*The University of Maryland and offices and employees of the University are not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information provided on any web site to which a visitor might link.