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1 Culture pt.2 Culture Shock Ryan Packard, Arlette Fellores, Mr. Fabulous (John) ISD 200 See references at end of presentation

2 Agenda John’s Assignment 2 notes and Artwalk information Video - Culture Shock: One International Student’s Experience Activity - Adaptability Four stages of culture shock Managing culture shock Fun facts about the USA Assignment 2

3 Assignment 2 notes and other stuff Try to use keywords from the assignment requirements In your assignments, use 1 st person phrases such as, “I think”, “In my opinion”, or “I feel that”. Rely on classmates for clarification Some of your grades will not be given back by Thursday Jim Jones? Would you like a list of English learning resources via email? Conversation Group?

4 Assignment 2 notes Great quote: As the iceberg theory says, everything we see of foreign country is only a little part of it. And when we don't know much about something, we have no right to judge it. That matters a great deal to me. I used to think Americans are mean and Indonesians are inflexible, but now I find it is unfair to think like that. We have different culture, different faith, how can we deal with life problems in the same way? And more importantly, only when we show respect to others, can we get the same respect we expect.

5 Let’s first relax and laugh a bit at culture shock?

6 One student’s experience of Culture Shock Going to college in America was a culture shock

7 Culture Shock Activity What is culture shock? Small group discussions – Stages of culture shock Read the following: “For the past 30 years psychologists and anthropologists have been researching culture shock. They have studied the reactions and experiences during the first few months in a new country of travelers and diplomats, business people and international students. Research has shown that what most of these people have in common is a series of reactions to the new culture. Culture shock can affect people to different degrees, but there is a predictable sequence of stages that people undergo.”

8 The Four Stages of Culture Shock

9 The Honeymoon Stage!! Woo hoo!! Seattle rules!!

10 Characteristics of the Honeymoon Stage Sadness Loneliness Frustration Anxiety Difficulty concentrating Feeling left out Feeling misunderstood Negative, simplistic views of Americans Seeking others of own country Homesickness Statistic: After 1 year, 38% of international students say they experienced culture shock (Columbia University).

11 Shock/Frustration Stage Oh no! Seattle sucks!!

12 Characteristics of the Shock/Frustration Stage Frustrated because can’t speak the language Inches?? Feet?? Fahrenheit?? Coins – no numbers on them?? Americans always positive/plastic Homesickness - more Exhaustion Increased worry A desire to withdraw HATING AMERICANS!!

13 You start to think ALL Americans are: FAKE!! Superficial Insincere DistantHypocritical artificial unfriendly rude rigid untrustworthy not spontaneous bad taste in clothes tasteless irritating shallow stupid naive loud

14 Adjustment Stage Okay, Seattle isn’t so bad.

15 Characteristics of the Adjustment Stage More comfortable with your surroundings Trying new foods Making Friends Living a 'normal' life Integration of your own beliefs with those of the new culture Becoming proficient in the language Developing a sense of humor in regards to your new life

16 So, are Americans really fake? This is just cultural!! Remember, you are viewing the US culture through your own cultural lens.

17 Acceptance Stage Why wasn’t I born here?? I’m never leaving!!

18 Characteristics of the Acceptance Stage You are able to find the good and bad in both the US and your home country Show your personality Think of Seattle as your second home Developing a bicultural identity

19 Managing culture shock First, how long will culture shock last? International students at Columbia University were polled after one year of living in the US. 26% < 1 month 24% 1-2 months 27% 3-4 months 11% 5-6 months 12% >6 months Thus, on average, 3-4 months

20 Managing culture shock Be patient Recall goals See the adventure in it Humor Deal with stress as it arises (don’t bottle it up) Ask for help

21 What is re-entry shock or reverse culture shock? This is the shock of coming back home. Feel like a stranger in your own country. You have changed in a lot of ways. They don’t understand that you have changed. They do not seem interested in your fascinating cultural experiences.

22 Fun facts about the USA Fun Facts about the USA Submitted by Rhesa Suryadi Fall Qtr 2013

23 Assignment 3, due Wednesday, April 30, by 5pm Answer this question in a short paragraph: What stage of culture shock are you currently experiencing? Explain. What can you do to overcome your culture shock, if indeed you are experiencing it? Use terms from the lecture to show you were listening.

24 References 1.Fishel, Dan. 2008. Columbia Business School.

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