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CULTURE
SHOCK
Overview
 Definition
 The Symptoms
 The Stages of Culture Shock
 Minimization of Culture Shock
 CULTURE SHOCK JAPAN
H...
What is culture shock?
A physical or emotional discomfort or
anxiety that one suffers when coming
to live in another count...
The Symptoms
 Loneliness, melancholy.
 Loss of Identity
 Lack of confidence
 Longing for family
 Anger, irritability,...
The Four Stages of Culture
Shock
 The Tourist or Honeymoon Stage
 Emptiness or Rejection Phase
 Conformist Phase
 Assi...
Honeymoon Stage
 Person is excited and experiencing a new lifestyle
 Everything goes by smoothly
 Duration: Could last ...
Emptiness or Rejection Stage
 Dealing with problems such as transportation,
different foods, communication, etc.
 Compla...
Conformist Phase
 Gaining more understanding of the new culture
 Feeling a sense of humor and pleasure about host
countr...
Assimilation Phase
 Acceptance of food, habits, drinks, and the customs of
the host country
 Realization that there are ...
Variation
 Not everyone will experience all of the phases in the
sequential order.
 It is normal to experience culture s...
Tips for Minimizing or
Fighting Culture Shock
 Recognize Accept Focus
 Don’t forget the good things that you’ve accomp...
CULTURE SHOCK
EXAMPLES
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CULTURE SHOCK
JAPAN
http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/explore/
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HOUSING
TAKE your shoes off
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Food
 The word for "meal" in Japanese is gohan.
A traditional morning meal
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Clothes
A child wearing a kimono 
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Schools
Students also learn 
traditional Japanese arts 
like shodo (calligraphy) and 
haiku
Elementary schools have starte...
FESTIVALS
Golden Week and Obon
This only compounds the culture shock
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MAKING FRIENDS
Making friends is important
.
Don't be shy
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CONCLUSION
 Culture shock could create a serious problem for a new
comer to a foreign place.
 Culture could be learned a...
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  1. 1. CULTURE SHOCK
  2. 2. Overview  Definition  The Symptoms  The Stages of Culture Shock  Minimization of Culture Shock  CULTURE SHOCK JAPAN Housing Food Clothes Schools Festivals Making Friends  Conclusions
  3. 3. What is culture shock? A physical or emotional discomfort or anxiety that one suffers when coming to live in another country or a place that is different from the place of origin Source: Guanipa, C. (1998). Culture Shock. Retrieved on February 1, 2006 from http://edweb.sdsu.edu on February 1, 2006. Back to Menu
  4. 4. The Symptoms  Loneliness, melancholy.  Loss of Identity  Lack of confidence  Longing for family  Anger, irritability, unwillingness to interact with others  Aches, pain, and allergies  Feeling depressed, and powerless  Insomnia Source: Guanipa, C. (1998). Culture Shock. Retrieved on February 1, 2006 from http://edweb.sdsu.edu. Back to Menu
  5. 5. The Four Stages of Culture Shock  The Tourist or Honeymoon Stage  Emptiness or Rejection Phase  Conformist Phase  Assimilation Phase Source: International Travel Health and Vaccination Clinic. Culture Shock. Retrieved on February 1, 2006 from www.doctortravel.ca/culture_shock.asp Back to Menu
  6. 6. Honeymoon Stage  Person is excited and experiencing a new lifestyle  Everything goes by smoothly  Duration: Could last up to 6 months. Back to Menu Back
  7. 7. Emptiness or Rejection Stage  Dealing with problems such as transportation, different foods, communication, etc.  Complaints about the host country may arise  Individual can use to find comfort with the host country or simply go back to the country of origin Back to Menu Back
  8. 8. Conformist Phase  Gaining more understanding of the new culture  Feeling a sense of humor and pleasure about host country  The new comer is approximately 90% adjusted Back to Menu Back
  9. 9. Assimilation Phase  Acceptance of food, habits, drinks, and the customs of the host country  Realization that there are different lifestyles  A feeling of comfort Back to Menu Back
  10. 10. Variation  Not everyone will experience all of the phases in the sequential order.  It is normal to experience culture shock. It is also normal to experience as few as one stage or as many as all four phases. Back to Menu Back
  11. 11. Tips for Minimizing or Fighting Culture Shock  Recognize Accept Focus  Don’t forget the good things that you’ve accomplished  There are always resources for you to take advantage of  Ask for help if you need to do so  Exercise, swim, do aerobics, etc.  Be patient and constructive Back to Menu
  12. 12. CULTURE SHOCK EXAMPLES Back to Menu
  13. 13. CULTURE SHOCK JAPAN http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/explore/ Back to Menu Next
  14. 14. HOUSING TAKE your shoes off Back to Menu
  15. 15. Food  The word for "meal" in Japanese is gohan. A traditional morning meal Back to Menu
  16. 16. Clothes A child wearing a kimono  Back to Menu
  17. 17. Schools Students also learn  traditional Japanese arts  like shodo (calligraphy) and  haiku Elementary schools have started teaching English Back to Menu
  18. 18. FESTIVALS Golden Week and Obon This only compounds the culture shock Back to Menu
  19. 19. MAKING FRIENDS Making friends is important . Don't be shy Back to Menu
  20. 20. CONCLUSION  Culture shock could create a serious problem for a new comer to a foreign place.  Culture could be learned and adapted easily with open mind while prepare to adjust the behavior to match the new culture to avoid the culture shock. Back to Menu

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