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    definitely experience culture shock, started giving me tidbits of what I would expect. I remember him saying “This is America my sister, they speak different here, many things have different names from home”. He then told me “open the trunk and offload y... ... middle of paper ... ...f the item. Coming to America, by far was not what I expected. However, after living here for four years, I have learned to adjust to the surroundings. I was not mentally prepared for the culture change that I was exposed

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    Culture shock is one of the most grueling experience an individual has to go through when moving to a new location. In this week´s journal I will talk about my experience with culture shocks, how I overcame them and compare my journey with the model of the Expatriate Adjustment. I had to endure this feeling multiple times before coming to London and to Hult. As we moved a lot as a family, I had to get comfortable with new surroundings very often. Every time I encountered a new environment, mixed

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    Personal Narrative- A Lesson in Culture Shock “ You want to be the same as American girls on the outside.” (Tan, Amy) Like Tan in her narrative “Fish Cheeks”, everyone has had a time in their lives when they wanted to fit in at school or home. Sometimes it is hard to try to blend into the surroundings. Moving from Boston to Tallahassee has taught me a lot about such things like honor, pride, and self-reliance. Such is related to us in Wilfred Owens’s “Dulce et Decorum est” which is about his experience

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    Warning: Ready for a Culture Shock What really is a culture shock? According to Webster’s II 1994 Dictionary, Culture is a particular form of civilization, esp. the beliefs, customs, arts, and institutions of society at a given tome. In this essay I have to admit I will not be discussing how the world is going to be hit by some huge culture shock, but how Culture and Identity relate to situations in my life. For those that know me, know that I was a child exposed to many things while growing

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    deal with culture shock, especially reentry culture shock and culture shock in young people. What is culture shock? Culture shock is the period of change that people go through when they move from a culture they know to a culture they are not used to. According to Ting-Toomey and Chung (2012), it is usually a short-term phenomenon, although it varies from person to person. When people move to a different culture, they can feel as though their identity has been taken from them. Culture shock can sometimes

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    Culture Shock 1 Definition of Culture Culture as the most complex terms has countless different definitions ranging from complicated phrases to the simple statement describing culture as "the way we do things around here". The widely used definition of culture is that of Meads (1951), "A body of learned behaviour, a collection of beliefs, habits and traditions, shared by a group of people and successively learned by people who enter the society"(Joynt and Warner, 1996, P. 33). Hofstede(1980)

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    Changing Values and Culture Shock “Kids today have no moral values or sense of culture!” – a very common grievance of parents today whose parents -in their time- lamented about their lack of ethics and whose parents in turn complained of their unfavorable attitudes, whose parents again worried about the decline in tradition. This cycle of change in culture dates back even to times when what we now call ‘our culture’ and ‘our ethics’ were not even formed. It is evident that man has constantly felt

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    One of the biggest hindrances to people living in a new culture is the initial culture-shock that people experience, as well as the culture-stress that occurs as time progresses. When a person enters a new culture, there are many noticeable differences from his/her own culture. These differences have been labelled culture-shock and culture-stress. It is the initial differences, which is called culture-shock, that often cause worry, fear, and sometimes withdrawl. However, these can be easily overcome

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    Alervo Oberg was the first to apply the term culture shock to the tension and anxiety combined with feelings of isolation, sensations of loss, confusion and powerlessness, associated with entering a new culture (A.K. Eckermann 2006, p105). My understanding is that the only way one can get cultural shock is to actually immerse themselves in the different community. There has to be some sort of interaction, whether verbal or nonverbal. Isolating oneself even while being in the midst of a new environment

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    Culture differences defined by several authors in various ways, Hofstede define culture as “collective programming of human mind”, (Schneider.etal al, 2014:15) where’s Fons Tompenaars is defines culture as “the way society solves its problem”(Steers,et al,2010:50) while French define culture as learned values, norms that largely shared by its members.(French.2010:22) It is constructive how the lecture uses combination of different author’s because it delivers their views of culture. Consequence

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