I have read several blogs and forums regarding this issue as well as watched several videos of others talking about this topic. I have had my own experience moving from north to south, but it was important that I see what others had to say about their own experiences and how the changes effected them. Most blogs broke down the various differences that can be seen in southern united states rather than the north. Each article provided a slightly different perspective on the topic. The people writing these blogs and posts are typically college students who had gone through a very similar change as I had.
- I plan to find statistics on approximately how many students from the northeast region of the United States attend college in the south. In order to do this I will have to come up with a way to define exactly what "north" and "south" is.
- I will interview several students who are from areas such as New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, etc. (anything around the northeast) to see what differences they have noticed and what kind of changes have influenced them when they came here.
- I will take a poll on what students from the north think the biggest difference is here in South Carolina in comparison to where they came from.
- I will talk to administration at Clemson University to obtain information on how many of the students enrolled here are in the designated northeastern states.
One of the main difficulties I may run across is making sure I am staying away from stereotypes as well as keeping my judgements as non-biased as possible.
"Culture Shock." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2017