Skip to content
  • Print
return to Academics


School of International Studies
George Wilson Hall
Mary-Lou Tyler
Academic Advisor
School of International Studies
George Wilson Hall
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Cross-cultural Training

To enhance your experience abroad and to build the vital cross-cultural skills which you will find so valuable in your later career, SIS has created a special Cross Cultural Training program that is required of all students before and after their time abroad.

Cross-Cultural Training I prepares you for your study abroad. You learn how to communicate and live with people from other cultures, adjust to a new culture, and make the best use of your time abroad. You also learn how to make contacts abroad-contact who may prove to be very useful in your future career development.

Cross-Cultural Training II, a seminar taken on your return from study abroad, helps make “re-entry” easier. Those of you who have already lived abroad know just how difficult the return from overseas, often called “reentry shock,” can be. This seminar makes the transition easier.

What's Up With Culture?

The Cross-Cultural Training program at SIS is now a national model in the field.

See What's Up With Culture? An Online Resource