Culture Shock

In 1955, Sverre Lysgaard developed U-shaped Curve of Cultural Adjustment that described the stages of adjustment people go through when living in a new culture.

Cultural Adjustment Curve


International Student Population at Missouri State University

With approximately 1,400 international students from 80+ countries, it would be impossible to provide advisors with specific information from all nations represented on campus. However, the three countries with the highest number of international students attending Missouri State University are China, India, and Saudi Arabia. As such, we’ve compiled more detailed information about these three countries to help with some of the differences. All information was collected by international students using their own experience and the following websites: