Culture shock

Post-pandemic culture shock

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,853, December 21, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The coronavirus pandemic has created a new kind of culture shock. It has affected essential and highly personal elements of many people’s lives in their own environment. A culture shock of this magnitude has not happened since World War II. When the pandemic ends, […]

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Damon Dominique describes culture shock in his home country

The last weeks before the elections have caused tensions across the country. Although Biden’s election brought some relief, there are still many deep-rooted concerns about the nature of systemic issues such as xenophobia, racism and nationalism. A YouTuber, Damon Dominique, tackles this notion in videos about how other places in the world are responding to […]

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Culture shock: why New Zealand’s response to COVID-19 worked

“How was school today?” I asked. “Chill,” came the response. I have two daughters in a public high school here in New Zealand. I have found this to be a standard response when we ask them how school is going. Whether they’re reporting on tests, reports, or evaluations, it all seems “cold.” They are allowed […]

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Culture shock of a black man leaving Japan for Charlotte

Tracy Jones and her family recently moved from Japan, her wife’s home country, to Charlotte. Courtesy of Tracy Jones Moving to Japan from the United States was like living in space. In Japan, I floated in zero gravity. To be weightless is to be hypersensitive without the constant fear of real danger. I lived in […]

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Iowa State Student and Staff Explain Culture Shock | News

Many international students experience culture shock in different ways when they come to the United States for college. Courtesy of Timo Wielink at Unsplash A student and staff member from Iowa State shared their experiences with culture shock and how every international student goes through this process when coming to Iowa State. According to Verto […]

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Embracing culture shock in college can be a great experience – The Daily Aztec

College brings so much to the lives of students: adventures, opportunities, educational experiences and, inevitably, culture shock. All students come into contact with culture shock at some point in their college career, but most often at the beginning. At first, you may find your new surroundings dynamic, exciting, and intriguing. You’ll meet all kinds of […]

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Online learning breeds new forms of culture shock

The transition to university comes with a lot of new things: living alone for the first time, exploring a new campus and meeting people from all over the world. For students of color who come from diverse schools or communities, the move to college can also catalyze feelings of culture shock and impostor syndrome. During […]

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Culture shock: dissecting a decade of upheaval in Ibiza – On-scene reports

Elsewhere along the grand timeline, Sankeys rose to prominence in 2011, before its doors closed tightly with unpaid bills in 2017. The Pikes Hotel has regained its bohemian allure. Italian restaurateur Giuseppe Cipriani opened a new 1,000-seat dance hall in Marina Botofoch in 2013, but unfortunately BoOom! was plagued with legal wrangling early on, and […]

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Insider Info: Culture Shock | Security Information Monitoring

Many would say that a company’s brand is the most important part of maintaining a successful business and that a company’s culture should be a direct reflection of the brand. Take online retailer Zappos, which likes to market itself as a service company selling shoes. It might sound backwards, as companies typically focus on the […]

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three students share their stories – The Lafayette

The transition to college life is an exciting and daunting experience for everyone, but for many Lafayette students, this transition includes the added burden of adjusting to American life and life outside the city. These students experienced culture shock, which occurs when someone goes through a sense of bewilderment and shock upon arriving in a […]

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Culture shock: football takes new forms for keiki with the Kona club

KAILUA-KONA — Raphael Alves isn’t touting a secret recipe for football success, or a patented plan on how to become one of the greats. He prefers to keep it simple, only asking his students to show up with two things: a ball and a desire to play. It’s the kind of culture Alves grew up […]

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Definition of culture shock

What is culture shock? Culture shock refers to feelings of uncertainty, confusion, or anxiety that people may experience when moving to a new country or experiencing a new culture or environment. This cultural adjustment is normal and results from being in an unfamiliar environment. Culture shock can occur when people move to another city or […]