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Shortly after this stage, you start to feel a little confused, frustrated, stressed. Why can someone speak English with you? The food really isn that great. The people are rude, too. Classes are boring, and most of the other students aren as friendly as they were when you first arrived. You don feel like you have made any friends and don have a group to hang out with. Welcome to the second stage of Cultural Adjustment process. is called the "Irritability and Hostility Stage," and is the most challenging part of acculturation process. The good news is this of disorientation frustration usually short lived, and is probably one of the most important periods of growth of your life.
Why does it seem like everyone around me is happy, and I am sad?
Don't succumb to temptation to disparage the host country. Resist making jokes and comments which are intended to illustrate the stupidity of the "native," and don't hang around the Americans who do make them; they will only reinforce your unhappiness.
Why don't they do things like they do California? It's so much better there!
Meet locals. Talk with these people about specific situations and about your feelings related to them. Talking with Americans can be helpful, but only for a limited extent.
Finally, after several months of ups and downs, you have adapted. You are now with the culture. You have your favorite places to hang out on a Sunday morning. You have your new lifelong friends. "culture shock"). One of the best antidotes to culture shock, though when you're in the midst of it this may not make sense, is knowing as much as possible about where you are.
Eventually you will start to adapt. You will begin to understand the language better and customs and the culture will soon feel a second skin. will make new friends, get to know a few and begin to enjoy the little things in life again. This is the start of the third stage of culture shock and cultural adjustment; it is called "Gradual Adjustment."
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Abroad Home"Do not stress the small stuff. Culture shock is real and it will cause stress at first, but you will get past it. Everyone on the program is there for you and you will make the most amazing life long friendships with other students as well as with the locals."
So, you are on your study abroad experience you've planned so carefully, the first few weeks have been great. Air Max 90 For Men
Go out on a limb. It is important to remember that when you are abroad you will fail at something. Everyone will. Don be afraid to fall down sometimes.
What wrong with these people and this place?
Keep your sense of humor! Remember to laugh. It is one of the few things every culture understands.
Look for logical reasons behind everything that happens. This will help you view things in a more positive way.
You have obviously clicked on this link for a reason. You are either getting prepared for the next few months of your life, or you are overseas and for to questions like:
Why do I feel so helpless and ignorant?
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