culture shock

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a condition of disorientation affecting someone who is suddenly exposed to an unfamiliar culture or way of life or set of attitudes

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But a reverse culture shock can be just as bad, if not worse, according to Hussain, who took some time to readjust upon his return from New Zealand.
Rafael is the author of "Moving abroad - One step at a time," which explains all the steps of moving abroad: from the culture shock of arriving in a new country right through to the eventual return home (which itself often brings about a reverse culture shock).
This response of wanting to park along the curb was my first experience of reverse culture shock.
In essence, the culture shock model began life in a Finnish commune in Canada," he said.
PERSONAL PROJECTS Faith and Love, one of the a Culture Shock stories
The Culture Shock North-East Festival will show off some of the stories with special screenings, workshops and events.
Culture Shock has been collecting stories from people across the region for two years.
RICHARD Hill claimed culture shock was one of the factors behind Worcester's failure to defeat Moseley more easily.
When we are placed out of our comfort zone, the phenomenon of culture shock may occur.
Diaman as he reflects on his inheritance of an apartment in Athens and the culture shock he experienced living there.
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Some people experience reverse culture shock after living abroad and then returning to their homeland.
Mr Maniar said: "It is a culture shock when you move to another country.
crucial advice with regard to personal safety, and notes concerning ongoing changes in society and family life that affect travelers, The Exchange Student Survival Kit covers everything from practical packing to learning to identify "red flag" emotions that are likely triggered by culture shock to preparing for reverse culture shock on the trip home.
Culture shock and Japanese-American relations; historical essays.
The growing pains, the victory over culture shock, are so suggestive that we don't know where our sympathies lie.