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Culture Shock and its Effects


Settling in
Settling In …….

  • How are you feeling?

  • Everything is fantastic because you are overseas? Take a reality check!!!!

  • Examine your expectations:

  • * What did you expect?

    * Was this reasonable?


Culture shock
Culture shock

Cultural shock:

  • is a “normal” reaction when we are confronted with unfamiliar surroundings and environment


Symptoms of culture shock
Symptoms of Culture Shock

  • Boredom

  • Homesickness

  • Withdrawal

  • Excessive Sleep

  • Compulsive eating/drinking

  • Irritability

  • Frustration with new ways of doing things



Solutions
Solutions

  • Coping with Culture Shock:

    • The first step in coping with culture shock is just knowing WHAT IT IS?

    • During your stay in Queensland, remember to look for any signs and take it seriously.

    • But remember it is a NORMAL reaction to life in a new country. 


More solutions
More Solutions

  • There are other ways in which you can cope:

    • Get to know the host culture and your host family

    • Don’t expect everything to be perfect

    • Have an open mind

    • Talk about it with staff at school or your host family

    • Participate

    • Keep in touch

    • Keep mentally and

      physically fit


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