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This is because culture shock often extends far long enough to cause many students to disrupt their studies. This is why a way should be found to assimilate these students into campus life to enrich their foreign life experiences.
I agree with this idea presented by Tas in his research study that foreign students are important assets to the US in terms of the contributions they make to enrich campus culture, local economy, and academic competitiveness. Research also confirms the validity of this idea claiming that contributions made by foreign students are so massive that they “are worth the recruitment and visa challenges” (Godwin, n.d.). The idea is also supported by research that culture shock for foreign students can become so big that a state of cognitive dissonance or catch-22 can be created for them easily. In such a state, it can become very difficult for them to continue their studies. This is why efforts should be made by administrators and instructors to help foreign students overcome these “stark differences they encounter in the classroom and academic system” (Godwin,
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