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M1008 How to adapt yourself to a new culture
M1008 How to adapt yourself to a new culture

Unit Introduction

  • Module: Australian Culture and Society
  • Instructor: Jasper de Jonge
  • Unit Code: M1008
  • Level: Level 3

Unit Overview

Introduce students to the five stages of cultural adaption which are experienced when moving to a new country as an international student. Go through the stages of honeymoon, culture shock, recovery, adaption, and explore the experience of reverse culture shock. Give practical examples of life in Australia and of the many cultural differences new students will experience. Develop cultural knowledge to support social and academic skills at university. Information will be given on cultural and academic expectations in Australia and how to develop a valuable local support network.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Explain the five common stages of cultural adaptation (Lectures 1.1 – 1.6)
  • Understand various methods on how to better adapt to a new culture

Unit Tasks

  • Read and review the lesson study guide;
  • Watch the lesson videoss
  • Read, review, and complete the teaching note
  • Complete assignment 2, and review the answers
  • Take and complete the quiz test


Each lesson in this unit offers 100 credits, including:

  • 25 credits for video attendance.
  • 25 credits for completing teaching notes, 5 for each blank
  • 25 credits for completing multiple choice questions, 5 for each question
  • 25 credits for taking the quiz test, 5 for each question

Video Attendance

Credit Value Requirement
25 Watch more than 3 times
20 Watch more than 2 times
15 Watch more than 1 time
0 Watch less than 1 time
(including 1 time)

Lecture Notes

Credit Value Requirement
5 First answer is correct.
4.5 Second answer is correct.
4 Third answer is correct.
3 Third answer is incorrect

Multiple Choice

Credit Value Requirement
5 First choice is correct.
4.5 Second choice is correct.
4 Third choice is correct.
3 Third choice is incorrect


Credit Value Requirement
5 Choice is correct.
0 Choice is incorrect.