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If you've lived in a foreign country, you know that adapting to a new environment can be challenging. But what are culture shocks?
Moriah Damian saved to Moving
Culture shock is the name given to the state of disorientation that results from exposure to an unfamiliar culture. (Repatriating expats are affected by a variant known as reverse culture shock.) Its symptoms are both physical and psychosocial. Culture shock affects expatriates in two ways: Interpersonally, it negatively affects the expat’s perceptions of the new culture and its people.
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While culture shock is not a brilliant feeling, it is not necessarily an all-bad thing either. I used to be one of those people who completely dismissed culture shock as a possible explanation for my reactions to moving to a new place. I suppose I did not exactly know what the term entailed and the […]
Dispatches Europe saved to Lifestyle & Culture
I am no expert on the topic of the stages of culture shock. Not at all. I’m truly just walking through it. Walking through these first years of culture shock. Navigating the unknown and walking through some big, ambiguous block of new culture awareness, self-discovery and spiritual growth. I wish I knew more, had prepared …
This summer, I took a road trip that ran through South Carolina and decided to stop by Sumter, a little town where I had lived for a few years as a preteen. Of Sumter’s 40,000 residents, 20.6% live below the poverty line, with a median household income of $38,562. Although the poverty rate in Baltimore […]
Shanzay Bukhari saved to Quick saves
Whether you've visited other countries or moved abroad as an ex-pat, one thing is sure - there's bound to be culture shock. Whether it's unusual foods (are these cooked crickets???) or getting lost in a different language (where's my phrase book?), culture shock can prove jarring. It's not all bad, though. Culture shock can actually be good for you. The infographic below explains the stages of culture shock, why it can have a positive effect and also provides tips with how to ease the…
Brea Burrack saved to Infographic
Culture shock can affect us in many ways not just via travel! How you conduct yourself + your mental health can all lead to homesickness.
Черкай Екатерина saved to Изб
To succeed in expatriate assignments, employees need ongoing cultural training.
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