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Culture Shock

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Adnan Khalil

on 15 March 2014

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Transcript of Culture Shock

Culture Shock
Four Phases
Phase 1: Honeymoon phase
Phase 2: Negotiation phase
Phase 3: Adjustment phase
Phase 4: Mastery phase
Adnan Khalil

17 years old
What is culture shock?
Tell us what you think
Have you ever experienced culture shock?
Culture shock
a feeling of confusion, doubt, or nervousness caused by being in a place (such as a foreign country) that is very different from what you are used to
Who am I?
Honeymoon phase
Feel extremely joyful and excited
Responding to the new environment with fascination
Period full of discoveries.
Negotiation phase
Feel anxious and frustrated
Experience difficulties with language and local culture
find the behavior of the people unusual.
Adjustment phase
Start to understand and accept the behavior of the people with a positive attitude
You become accustomed and develop a routine
Start to socially interact more than before
Mastery phase
Feel comfortable
Adopt certain behaviors from the new culture
Begin to enjoy the culture
Reverse culture shock
Reverse homesickness
People see "wrong" changes in you
Start to miss the new environment.
Reverse culture shock
How to deal with culture shock
Keep an open mind
Establish a routine
Learn the local language
"It's like wearing contact lenses in the wrong eyes. Everything looks almost right.”
Culture shock is inevitable. Acceptance is the first step.
Be patient
Be open and try to learn
Deal with stress
Ask for help
Don't forget about reverse culture shock.
Any questions
Get into your groups!

Go to each facilitator sitting on a chair in turns and they will give you a scenario, and you have to find ways to solve it.

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