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Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
Cultural Shock - GlobeTrotter
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  • 1. ICCP 2012 Globe Trotter Cultural Shock “It is the mark of the cultured man that he isaware of the fact that equality is an ethical and not a biological principle” Ashley Montagu Milson Veloso Leonardo Machado Counselors Globe Trotter 2011-2012
  • 2. ICCP 2012 Globe TrotterCultural Shock how to be prepared to a cross-cultural experience
  • 3. ICCP 2012 Globe Trotter What is Cultural Shock Why to be prepared How to deal successfully
  • 4. ICCP 2012 Globe TrotterWhat is Cultural Shock? It’s a natural human reaction, when facing different ways of living, from those we are used to.
  • 5. ICCP 2012 Globe Trotter Why to be prepared You are representing Globe Trotter, your Country, your Culture... You have a work to accomplish... You will deal with people... You must get something significant from this experience...
  • 6. ICCP 2012 Globe Trotter We react in different ways Surprise  Feelings of inadequacy Rejection  Homesickness Angry  Boredom Anxiety  Fatigue Helplessness  Paranoia Depression  Physical Ailments Curiosity
  • 7. ICCP 2012 Globe Trotter All the places have an ugly sideHow to look at them, it’s up to you!
  • 8. ICCP 2012 Globe Trotter Ways of living differ onFoodSignalsLanguageReligionSocial rules
  • 9. ICCP 2012 Globe Trotter Let’s practice! Imagine you are meeting YMCA members from different countries Like you, each one must respect their own cultural rules Follow the guidelines, greeting your colleagues in accordance to your role Take time to explain to your colleagues something about your culture
  • 10. ICCP 2012 Globe Trotter What’s the matter in Changing? Physiological Psychological Sociological
  • 11. ICCP 2012 Globe Trotter Transition Stages Through ChangesDenial CommitmentResistance Exploration Based on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • 12. ICCP 2012 Globe Trotter Denial• Avoid the topic of the change• Naive enthusiasm Based on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • 13. ICCP 2012 Globe Trotter • “Why me?” • Show anger • Complain • Feel overwhelmed, depressedResistance Based on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • 14. ICCP 2012 Globe Trotter Symptoms – Stage 2 Anxiety  Homesickness Helplessness  Boredom Depression  Fatigue Self doubt  Paranoia Feelings of inadequacy  Physical Ailments
  • 15. ICCP 2012 Globe Trotter• Are energetic• Learn and discover possibilities• People are ready to plan for the future Exploration Based on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • 16. ICCP 2012Globe Trotter Commitment• Able to leverage opportunities• Feel accountable for the results Based on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • 17. ICCP 2012 Globe TrotterSummary : Cultural Shock Phases 1. Initial Euphoria 2. Irritability and hostility 3. Gradual Adjustment 4. Adaptation and Biculturalism
  • 18. ICCP 2012 Globe Trotter And when you come back… guess what!?When you go… When you’re back…
  • 19. ICCP 2012 Globe Trotter How to overcome Cultural Shock Be an avid learner about the country Find someone that has been there to gain perspective Establish strong friendship with people from the host culture Be ready to laugh at yourself
  • 20. ICCP 2012 Globe Trotter How to overcome Cultural Shock Avoid foreigners complaining about the host culture Make a list of positive things about the culture Try to trace every “strange action” to its underlying values
  • 21. ICCP 2012Globe Trotter Wrap Up...  Cultural Shock it’s natural, but with preparation can be lessened  Change Management accepting it’s a process, it will help you to overcome the difficulties
  • 22. ICCP 2012 Globe Trotter Cultural ShockHappiness is a choice! Milson Veloso milsonveloso@hotmail.com Leonardo Machado leonardohm@gmail.com Counselors Globe Trotter 2011-2012

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