Dealing With Culture Shock
Culture shock is more than simply being unfamiliar with how things work around you in a new country. And contrary to how it often gets illustrated, culture shock does not necessarily occur right away after moving abroad. It can take several months to develop, and it can surprise you in many ways.
The lowest point of culture shock usually occurs when all those seemingly minor misunderstandings, miscommunications and daily life challenges have built up. With the end of the honeymoon phase, when everything was still new and exciting, you might experience fatigue, sudden longing and homesickness. This is the stage during which dealing with culture shock is the most difficult and depression is most common.
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- Clearly identify cultural differences between your home country and your host country
- Learn about the different stages of culture shock and how to deal with them
- Apply strategies to reduce overwhelm and adapt quicker
- Learn strategies to adjust your emotions
- Develop situation-specific solutions that help you see things differently
- Develop a set of basic intercultural competencies to communicate with ease
- Learn how to navigate in your new environment
- Don’t just survive, flourish in your new culture
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