Culture Shock Essay

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  • Essay on Culture Shock

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    but as days and dialogues went by, I began to ache for the comfort Kenya had to offer me. I often found myself regretting the move I made, but I knew with every opportunity, there must be hardships harboring around the corner. I always knew culture shock was inevitable, but I was not prepared for the rude awakening. Because I was raised with the Kenyan customs, when I arrived in

  • The Unknown : Culture Shock

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    The Unknown…. Culture Shock Moving from a place that we are so familiar with into the unknown is a terrifying feeling we could experience. It is a terrifying feeling because we get attached to the place that we come to know and love. We are familiar with the streets that we drive on, and the houses around the neighborhood. We are familiar with the people around our surroundings. We know how to get from one place to another. It is a daily routine that we come are comfortable with however, we should

  • Culture Shock

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    What is Culture Shock? I would best describe Culture Shock as a roller coaster ride- fun and exciting, yet a little scary and daunting. It happens from Country to Country, from state to state, city to city and within neighborhoods. Not everybody experiences it in the exact same way. Culture Shock occurs when one enters an unfamiliar place where cultural traits, social norms, beliefs and customs may not be in line with what they are familiar with. Wikipedia best describes Culture Shock in four

  • Shock Culture Shock Essay

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    Comparison of Culture Shock and Reverse Culture Shock Name: Cai Miaosen Instructor: Li Binbin 1. Introduction In recent years, the people who pursue their overseas studying have doubled in number. The overseas returnees also increase at a fast rate. Many people who have already got the foreign passport or the right of residence of other country gradually return to motherland to work and settle down. But unfortunately many of these people are suffering the varying degrees of culture shock or reverse

  • Culture Shock

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    Culture Shock Essay The United States of America is a country in which many people from all over the world come to live together. Unlike Canada, which is a multicultural country, it is a melting pot since each person brings his/her own peculiarity to enrich the culture of this country. But this melting pot process is not always without problems. When people from other countries come to America, they may experience some form of culture shock. Culture

  • Culture Shock

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    Descriptive Essay Culture Shock: An Integration in a New Country LIBS - 7001 February 21, 2011 The word ‘CULTURE’ has been derived from the Latin word ‘CULTURA’ which means to cultivate, to grow (Harper 2010). Anthropologist Edward B. Taylor, defines culture as “That complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, law, morals, custom, and any other capabilities and habits.” (O’Neil 2006). This is the basic premise that beliefs, morals, and customs are all based on one’s culture. In the essay

  • A True Culture Shock Essays

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    of different cultures, each one unique in its own respect. Culture; differentiate one societal group from another by identification beliefs, behaviors, language, traditions, Art, fashion styles, food, religion, politics, and economic systems. Through lifelong and ever changing processes of learning, creativity, and sharing, culture shapes our patterns of behavior and thinking. A culture’s significance is so profound that it touches almost every aspect of who and what we are. Culture becomes the telescope

  • Culture Shock Essay

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    Culture is defined by Stephen Bochner (2003) as different beliefs and values. From the beginning of the chapter, it is made clear that although there are many different definitions this is the most explicit. While focus is maintained on sojourners and tourists, the main idea is that changing cultures can have a major impact on the way people function. Boncher tends to stick to the idea that stress and anxiety can be heavily induced not only by encountering a different culture than an individuals

  • Culture Shock Essay

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    opinions on culture shock, what culture shock is, the importance of culture shock, and how educational assistance can provide support for ESL learners. Culture Shock is what several people identify as a tremendous change to a person who has moved from their country to another, their native language is not spoken, and the surroundings are unfamiliar, resulting in mixed emotions (Haynes, 2005). Therefore, educational assistants (EA's) must acknowledge and understand the impact of culture shock on students

  • Culture Shock Essay

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    When I think of culture I think of how I was raised, what I believe in. I think about how different I was raised compared to how the people that are close to me are raised. You then must think about how other people are raised that are across the world, or even in the next town or state over. Everyone believes in different things, we all act differently. Culture is not the same for everyone, but culture is what brings us together to get a better understanding of each other. Culture is an important