Introduction to culture shock
Watch this online video: Inter Cultural Effectivness - Culture Shock Video
Discussion: Your experiences
- Have you ever tried to live abroad, in a foreign country, with a very different culture?
- How did you feel at the beginning?
- What problems did you have?
- What was most difficult for you to get used to in the new culture?
- How long did it take you to adjust to the new culture, and feel comfortable?
What is culture shock?
To change to a serious approach, watch the Video Quiz: Culture Shock and answer the questions.
Alternatively, watch this video about culture shock.
What are the stages of culture shock?
Learn about the 4 stages of culture shock with a timed reading exercise called Wild Children 5: Culture Shock. Here are the questions you will be asked at first:
- When does culture shock happen?
- How do you feel during the first stage of culture shock?
- How do you feel during the second stage?
- How could the third stage be described?
- How do you feel during the fourth stage of culture shock?
- Why might reverse culture shock be a problem?