Living different culture is not easy at times because of many reasons， culture shock is a problem we face up to every day, especially when we travel abroad and study. “Culture shock is a natural reaction when moving to another country. It is usually felt within the first few weeks upon entering a new environment that is strange and different to the lifestyle you experience at home. Culture shock is normal and won’t last forever; still, it can be an unsettling beginning to your exciting new journey.”( 2010). As for result, we can know that mostly people absolutely think that it’s important to know the detail, culture for the country which you will go, develop knowledge to concerning the country. It is helpful for a traveler to learn some history, sports, arts, laws and customs for this country. (Smith, 2006). But why people want know that? Perhaps they are scared the culture shock, from the results, its proven that people confirmed language was very important. Weather was important, transport was very important, because these things are different between two countries, and these things will be the big problem when you go to this country, they start feeling frustrated and depressed due to problems. First talking and communicating with new people is not easy and convenient. You need grasp the language first if you go to one country, that is the basic to communicate to the local people, and you can know more things about this country, for example, “when westerners visit Vietnam, they may feel disturbed when hear" what are you doing?" or "where are you going?"。Indeed, these sentences are just "Hi" or "good morning”.”(2007) “There are many resources available to help. On line translators include Babel Fish and Go Translator and basic language guides can be found in any bookstore.” (Smith, 2006). And the strange food sometimes makes you suffer from intestinal disturbance, especially when you taste tropical food. These may lead you to stress if you do not know how to deal. If you do not know the weather and transport for this country, you will be trouble when you go out. For example, if you want go shopping; you do not know how to go the market and what cloths you need wear. In addition, mostly people share a house in Austria; probably they share a house with friend, it’s the same, mostly people spend time with friends, because when you go a country, you will feel lonely and melancholy, you need friends to boredom and sometimes Friends can help you when you have trouble, and when you just go this country, if you can make many friends at first, you can feel intimacy and you do not fear for this country. Therefore the key to solve the
I always have wanted to travel to different countries to experience the cultures of different people found around the world. One thing I find both fascinating and discouraging is the fact that there are so many people who inhabit this earth and we know so little about each other, often to the point where we are almost afraid to interact. Mainly the thing that would have caused the most amount of culture shock within me…
Causes of Culture Shock to the Saudis
Living in America
It is more common today to see people from Saudi Arabia travel to the United States to study, or work. The Saudis found themselves in different culture, which may cause to them culture shock. Also, Saudis may feel frustrated, homesick, nervousness, anxious, or unhappy as a result of culture shock. The most common causes of culture shock for Saudis who are living in the United States are the materialistic values of American society and…
According to Peter Adler: “Culture shock, then, is thought to be a form of anxiety that results from the loss of commonly perceived and understood signs and symbols of social intercourse. The individual undergoing culture shock reflects his anxiety and nervousness with cultural differences through any number of defense mechanisms: repression, regression, isolation and rejection. These defensive attitudes speak, in behavioral terms, of a basic underlying insecurity which…
10 February 2015
“Usted no puede venir.” These were words that I did not expect to hear while at the host school in Mexico. Leading up to the trip, I had to make final preparations before leaving the country. Although it was a bittersweet time, leaving my family to journey to an unfamiliar place, I knew that I could not resist the golden opportunity ahead of me. I also focused more in Spanish class because I knew language would be vital part…
is minimal and the politics are evident. Coming in from a non-profit organization where the work environment was filled with love and hardworking professionals working together for a good cause, my new job was extremely eye opening and a real culture shock.
When I started, my manager was fairly new. She was very quiet and didn't have much knowledge on the day-to-day activities she was in charge of managing. It was very frustrating when I would ask her a question and she would tell me " I'm not…
1. I would like to choose the culture shock in the sociology concept. ‘‘Culture shock” is the experience of being disoriented because of a lack of knowledge about an unfamiliar social situation. (Croteau , 2013, p.64)
2. Culture shock has occurred in my life in several situations. When I arrived in United States, I was really confused with the greeting way between the people. In Taiwan, we are rarely…
Culture shock is a term used to explain “the shock, the confusion and insecurity that many
people feel when living in an unfamiliar culture” (text 34). It is usually described as the inability to grasp
thenew culture which, cause disruption in knowing what is right or wrong and in return, affects a
person’s view towards the society. Culture shocks affect immigrants. In my case, I experienced culture
shock when I immigrated to Canada which has different laws and many other ‘cultural features’…
The film Cold Water was about twelves foreign students(plus one American) from
different countries who were attending Boston University. In the film, the students shared their
perceptions of the American culture and the experiences they had while living and studying in
the United States. The film talks about crosscultural adaptation and culture shock, as one of
interviewee puts it, “felt like jumping to the cold water”.
In the first 15 minutes of the film, the initial focus was on the student’s emotional
experiences prior to arriving in the United States…
Questions and Case for Discussion
1. The term culture shock is used to describe the trauma a person feels when they move to a culture different form their home culture. It’s the misunderstanding by the traveler of the host’s cultures way of life, language, customs and values.
2. The stages of culture shock are four part:
1. The positive beginning or the honey moon phase where everything new in the host culture is
viewed in a positive…
attributed to culture shock. Culture shock is a phenomenon that can affect any traveller to a new or foreign country or cultural environment (Samson 2006, p. 4), and is defined as ‘a psychological reaction to the unknown rules and cultural mores of a new social environment’ (Hopp 2002, p.15). Jun’s homesickness, lack of energy and failed assignments all seem to point towards this phenomenon.
Jun’s symptoms can be divided into two types. According to Hopp (2002, p. 15) culture shock can manifest…