Presentation on theme: "Title Goes Here Culture Shock and its Effects. Settling In ……. How are you feeling? Everything is fantastic because you are overseas? Take a reality."— Presentation transcript:
Title Goes Here Culture Shock and its Effects
Settling In ……. How are you feeling? Everything is fantastic because you are overseas? Take a reality check!!!! Examine your expectations: * What did you expect? * Was this reasonable?
Culture shock … Cultural shock: is a “normal” reaction when we are confronted with unfamiliar surroundings and environment
Symptoms of Culture Shock Boredom Homesickness Withdrawal Excessive Sleep Compulsive eating/drinking Irritability Frustration with new ways of doing things
The Process of Adjustment Source: AusAID
Solutions Coping with Culture Shock: The first step in coping with culture shock is just knowing WHAT IT IS? During your stay in Queensland, remember to look for any signs and take it seriously. But remember it is a NORMAL reaction to life in a new country.
More Solutions There are other ways in which you can cope: Get to know the host culture and your host family Don’t expect everything to be perfect Have an open mind Talk about it with staff at school or your host family Participate Keep in touch Keep mentally and physically fit