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Recognizing Culture Shock

Recognizing Culture Shock

So let me paint the picture for you, you are moving to a different country in search of work, education or just new experiences altogether. You are so excited to go you could wet your pants. You arrive and for a while everything is just dandy, but then you start to feel sad, things that were once a novelty to you are now a thing of annoyance and you just feel like giving it all up. Welcome my friend, to culture shock.

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Homesickness Happens to Everyone. Don’t Let it Ruin Your Life Abroad

Homesickness Happens to Everyone. Don't Let it Ruin Your Life Abroad

Reach To Teach Staff Writer Samantha Simile writes about her experiences dealing with homesickness and life abroad. Here are tips to help you realized that homesickness happens to everyone.

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10 Tips on Adjusting to Living Abroad

10 Tips on Adjusting to Living Abroad

According to several travel resources, when traveling or living abroad, it’s common to experience culture shock, especially if there are vast cultural differences and a language barrier. However, if you are prepared, the adjustment period doesn’t have to be painful, but rather, the time you spend in a foreign country can be one of the most rewarding and interesting adventures of your life.

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How To Survive Reverse Culture Shock

How To Survive Reverse Culture Shock

We all know what it feels like to walk into a new culture we know nothing about. Almost all of us have experienced culture shock. By the time we return to our home countries, the last thing on our mind is how different things might feel. You may have only been away for a year. Maybe you have been gone for 10 years, but one thing for certain is that it is easier to go to a new country then return to your home country! Here are some thoughts from our staff and teachers on reverse culture shock: “The first thing I noticed when I got home was that everything was expensive. After a year of living in Asia you start to take for granted how much lower the cost of living is. It takes a few weeks to get used to paying five dollars for a loaf of bread and tipping at every restaurant. The second biggest trial was the waste. You quickly become aware how much we westerners waste after spending time abroad. The other tests of the reverse culture shocked traveler, in my case, were readjusting to being around people en masse all the time, and speaking […]

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