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Black in Sitka: Sharon Shaban discusses culture shock and life as a Kenyan exchange student

As one of only three black people in her high school, Kenyan exchange student Sharon Shaban’s experience hasn’t always been easy, but she says the kind people she met in class road trips made it easier (KCAW/Tash Kimmell) In honor of Black History Month, KCAW’s Tash Kimmell spoke with black Sitkans over the past two […]

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Afghan families face culture shock and uncertainty over immigration status as they resettle in Wisconsin

Sher Khan and his family arrived at Fort McCoy in western Wisconsin in early September. They were among some 120,000 people evacuated from Afghanistan in August 2021 as the US military retreated and the Taliban, an armed Islamist group, took control of the country. Many of those evacuees ended up at U.S. military bases like […]

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The Vanderbilt Hustler | ORBAY: A culture shock like no other

During the winter holidays, upset by the news of the upcoming pandemic-induced changes to our spring semester, I fondly remembered my fall semester at Vanderbilt. The memory that worried me the most was the Thanksgiving break, a unique experience for international students like me. A standard 10.4% of the Class of 2025 are international, representing […]

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NEWCOMERS: First year at Newmarket ‘best I’ve had’, despite culture shock and lockdown

Arriving from Nigeria with few clothes on their backs amid the pandemic, Oyinda and Simi Ayobami were welcomed and supported as soon as they stepped off the plane Newcomers is a regular series featuring the impressions and experiences of new residents. Whether they come from another city or town, province, country or continent, newcomers to […]

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Culture shock: Russian parents more likely to read darker stories to their children than Americans

RALEIGH, North Carolina — No two cultures are the same, but new research highlights just how different growing up in the United States is from growing up in Russia. Researchers from North Carolina State University examined parenting decisions made by Americans and Russians and analyzed children’s literature in both countries. Their study reveals that Russian […]

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“Nothing is the normal price”

A TikToker from New Zealand raises her eyebrows after sharing the great ‘culture shock’ she faced after moving to America. The video is from popular user Jazz Thornton, who posts videos under both the names @jazzthornton_ and @notjazzthornton. On the latter account, the New Zealander revealed something strange that she noticed when she temporarily moved […]

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Former pastor recalls missionary work and culture shock at West Point Lions Club – Reuters

On Wednesday, the West Point Lions Club heard a moving speech from former pastor and missionary Reverend Mike Robinson. His overall message was that he was following God’s plan for his life and he was glad he did. Robinson began his religious journey as a child, when he would sit under a tree wondering what […]

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Do stolen sacred objects experience culture shock?

EIn the early gray and dreary morning of September 23, I landed at Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC, after a 36-hour journey from Kilifi on the Kenyan coast. As usual, I felt a kind of culture shock returning to the obviously consumerist culture of the United States – I felt a little out of […]

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29 things that shocked travelers abroad

Food · posted on Sep 12, 2021 “Every time I visit the United States, I’m surprised by the amount of stuff.” If you’ve ever traveled, you’ve probably experienced some sort of culture shock – an event or situation that made you feel very far from home. So Redditor u/TeamDodgy asked, “What’s the biggest culture shock […]

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Boy George and Culture Club will perform a summer concert at Audley End with support from Bananarama, Lulu and Gabrielle – the same weekend as James Blunt, Van Morrison and Last Night of the Proms with Russell Watson

Genre icon Boy George and his chart-topping band Culture Club have announced a summer performance at Audley End House. Their outdoor concert at the stately home near Saffron Walden – one of the multi-millionaire band’s four at some of the country’s finest venues in the Heritage Live concert series – takes place on Thursday August […]

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Sterling HolyWhiteMountain on culture shock

In “Featherweight,” your story in this week’s issue, a young Native American experiences something of a culture shock when he leaves his reservation and attends a college populated mostly by whites. What is the nature of this shock and how would you characterize its response? Photograph by S. Schildt Culture shock is another way of […]

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Culture Club back on stage for “Rainbow in the Dark” live show

Culture Club (lr): Roy Hay, Boy George and Mikey Craig. low dean When it comes to the 1980s, British pop group Culture Club, fronted by their charismatic frontman Boy George, are forever synonymous with that decade. During MTV’s heyday, Culture Club topped the UK and US pop charts with hits such as “Do You Really […]

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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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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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An audience with Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Matt Hancock, the creator of the Matt Hancock app, sits in Matt Hancock’s office at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), in a Pinewood Studios Matt Hancock director’s chair, drinking coffee in a Matt Hancock mug. Earlier he was rolling a cricket ball in his hands – there is no evidence the […]

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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 […]