Culture Shock

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For first time travelers and seasoned travelers, the term “culture shock” may have been heard and experienced. I remember the first time I heard it, I thought I had seen it all on TV so moving countries would not be a big deal or bother me much, but I was not fully prepared until I experienced it and lived in a country and society I was not all too familiar with.


What is Culture Shock?

According to Wikipedia: “Culture shock is an experience a person may have when one moves to a cultural environment which is different from one’s own; it is also the personal disorientation a person may feel when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life due to immigration or a visit to a new country, a move between social environments, or simply transition to another type of life.”

Over the years, growing up in South Africa, I assumed we…

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