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  1. Title Goes Here Culture Shock and its Effects

  2. 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?

  3. Culture shock… Cultural shock: • is a “normal” reaction when we are confronted with unfamiliar surroundings and environment

  4. Symptoms of Culture Shock • Boredom • Homesickness • Withdrawal • Excessive Sleep • Compulsive eating/drinking • Irritability • Frustration with new ways of doing things

  5. The Process of AdjustmentSource: AusAID

  6. 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. 

  7. 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

  8. Title Goes Here Enjoy Australia