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Universities ‘must reduce culture shock’ for Chinese students

  

Support services fail to understand the stress caused by language and cultural differences, says academic

Australia’s universities must offer better academic and social support services that recognise the “cultural shock” for Chinese students who have moved to another country to study, a leading Sydney-based academic has said.

Bingqin Li, director of the Chinese social policy programme at the University of New South Wales, says university support services often fail to understand the stress caused by language and cultural differences.

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