Harnessing post-pandemic reverse culture shock: Opinion

July 15, 2021
As students return to campus after extended closures, they may experience “reverse culture shock,” writes Luchen Li, and postsecondary institutions should be prepared to address and harness it. Li discusses the benefits of reverse culture shock, as well as the importance of supporting student transitions back to campus through relevant programming. The author describes how institutions can use strategies such as connecting students through a new student orientation and welcome week, reacclimation programming, discussion sessions, and student engagement and social opportunities to help students readapt onto campus. “We can turn this reverse culture shock into something positive and meaningful if we get creative with our post-pandemic programs,” writes Li. Inside Higher Ed (Editorial)