Cultural Differences In College Life

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Friendship can be built during the college life. A vacation before the tertiary level, somehow, is a chance to prepare. According to Hodgkinson (1967), college life brings many changes which an individual needs to overcome and to interact with the new environment is also a challenge. Bennett (1957) reported that common problems in college include adjusting to college work, social and recreational activities; academic failures, emotional stability, and others. These are some which are reported touching almost every aspect of life. The thrill of a college life can be felt more if a student is far from home. Homesickness is the major problem in this case. This is beacuse family and friends are emotionally attached and they are the…show more content…
High educational attainment is wanted to be acquired. In a classroom setup, there may be a great difference between the college and high school. Most of the times, in college, a student must listen and write simultaneously. Unlike in high school, the students are given time to copy and to listen. This may be an adjustment for a new college student. Some assignments, projects and activities are done in groups. According to Astin (1968), the students need to realize that others have roles such as adviser, confident, sexual partner, intellectual companion and friends. These people will primary help a student to…show more content…
Filipino culture is mainly influenced by the West; in fact, Americans brought education to the Philippines. Kidd (1970) reported that even though Filipinos had their own way of learning then, it is a very good thing that Americans introduced a more systematic and advanced kind of education. In history, Filipinos’ first teachers are the Thomasites. Filipinos are known of hospitality which is why Philippines was easily colonized. This hospitality is somehow related with the concept of friendship. Filipino has a saying “A friend in need is a friend in deed.” For Filipinos, winning friends is easy. Filipinos choose friends to have impact in different aspects of life including the
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