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What is  Culture ? Education Age Social Class Organisation
 
 
<ul><li>Home country </li></ul><ul><li>Host country </li></ul><ul><li>Social cues </li></ul><ul><li>Regression </li></ul><...
 
 
Whenever someone travels overseas they are like &quot;a fish out of water.“ Like the fish, we’ve been swimming in our own ...
 
 
<ul><li>What is </li></ul><ul><li>culture shock? </li></ul>
A “sudden exposure to unfamiliar culture.”
<ul><li>Culture shock  </li></ul><ul><li>is a normal </li></ul><ul><li>but  unpleasant  and  </li></ul><ul><li>negative  e...
<ul><li>What causes </li></ul><ul><li>culture shock? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Information overload  – too much new  culture,  all at once </li></ul><ul><li>Role shifting  – my normal  relation...
<ul><li>Culture shock is a reaction to: </li></ul><ul><li>Language, travel, jet lag, climate, food, clothing, customs, etc...
<ul><li>Symptoms </li></ul>
<ul><li>Anxiety  焦慮 </li></ul><ul><li>Grief  悲傷 </li></ul><ul><li>Desperation  絕望 </li></ul><ul><li>Disorientation  迷惘 </l...
<ul><li>Insomnia  失眠 </li></ul><ul><li>Lost of appetite  厭食 </li></ul><ul><li>or excess eating 暴吃 </li></ul><ul><li>Headac...
<ul><li>What we see from </li></ul><ul><li>Far away…. </li></ul>
 
<ul><li>… often looks much  </li></ul><ul><li>different close up. </li></ul>
 
Host country  Vs.   Home country
 
 
 
 
<ul><ul><li>How many times a day can I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  listen to the word  “ Hello ?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Hello - I mean 你好 !
<ul><ul><li>Are people being friendly, or just  curious? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why do little children stare </li></ul...
 
“ Social cues” Signals What do I do? How do things work?
A social cue? Culture shock in India
 
 
1 2 3 4
<ul><li>There are </li></ul><ul><li>stages of culture shock </li></ul>
stage
You’re perfect! I love you.
<ul><ul><li>Honeymoon Phase </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A new place </li></ul><ul><li>New sights – sounds – smells -  tastes </...
My first studen ts - 2006
stage
<ul><li>Anger, </li></ul><ul><li>irritability, </li></ul><ul><li>resentment </li></ul>Avoiding other people Criticizing th...
<ul><li>Rejection Phase: </li></ul><ul><li>Complaining </li></ul><ul><li>Sees only the bad things </li></ul>
<ul><li>Rejection Phase: </li></ul><ul><li>You become stronger, </li></ul><ul><li>or weaker. </li></ul>
 
 
stage
“ Regression” = moving backwards eat me
Speaking your own language Watching movies from home Eating familiar food Nostalgia
 
I’m homesick!
stage
 
<ul><ul><li>Acceptance Phase </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You become more comfortable with: </li></ul><ul><li>The language </li>...
You even prefer some things in the host country to things at home.
 
Wednesday, November 24, 1892 Est. 1869 Price  6d ROGER HAS CULTURE SHOCK! Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipisc...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>Let it all hang out. </li></ul>
How do you eat these?
 
Culture shock process:
 
Culture shock: Has  positive   effects as a learning experience. Enhances your ability for  adaptation .
<ul><li>Use humor </li></ul>
<ul><li>Prepare before you go. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Write about it. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Get a pet </li></ul>
<ul><li>Use friends and family as support. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Give yourself time. </li></ul>
“ When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” Rù xiāng suí sú 入乡随俗 (Chinese proverb:  Enter village, follow customs.)
Stereotypes Preconceptions Ideas before the fact Exaggerations
 
Chinese laundry has “Ancient Chinese Secret” -  Calgon
which country?
 
<ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization </li></ul><ul><li>Speed of travel </li></ul>
<ul><li>Living in another </li></ul><ul><li>country opens </li></ul><ul><li>Your  eyes  and  mind </li></ul>
<ul><li>It gives the opportunity to  change  your life entirely. </li></ul><ul><li>You can  redefine  yourself </li></ul>
 
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The facts about culture shock, how to survive it, and my own story as an English teacher adapting to life in China.

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Culture Shock Presentation

  1. 4. What is Culture ? Education Age Social Class Organisation
  2. 7. <ul><li>Home country </li></ul><ul><li>Host country </li></ul><ul><li>Social cues </li></ul><ul><li>Regression </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypes </li></ul>
  3. 10. Whenever someone travels overseas they are like &quot;a fish out of water.“ Like the fish, we’ve been swimming in our own culture our whole lives. When we suddenly leave the water….
  4. 13. <ul><li>What is </li></ul><ul><li>culture shock? </li></ul>
  5. 14. A “sudden exposure to unfamiliar culture.”
  6. 15. <ul><li>Culture shock </li></ul><ul><li>is a normal </li></ul><ul><li>but unpleasant and </li></ul><ul><li>negative experience. </li></ul>
  7. 16. <ul><li>What causes </li></ul><ul><li>culture shock? </li></ul>
  8. 17. <ul><li>Information overload – too much new culture, all at once </li></ul><ul><li>Role shifting – my normal relationships, job, identity are gone </li></ul><ul><li>Personal shock – I’m tired, confused, lost </li></ul>
  9. 18. <ul><li>Culture shock is a reaction to: </li></ul><ul><li>Language, travel, jet lag, climate, food, clothing, customs, etc. </li></ul>
  10. 19. <ul><li>Symptoms </li></ul>
  11. 20. <ul><li>Anxiety 焦慮 </li></ul><ul><li>Grief 悲傷 </li></ul><ul><li>Desperation 絕望 </li></ul><ul><li>Disorientation 迷惘 </li></ul><ul><li>Resentment 怨恨 </li></ul><ul><li>Loneliness 寂寞 </li></ul>
  12. 21. <ul><li>Insomnia 失眠 </li></ul><ul><li>Lost of appetite 厭食 </li></ul><ul><li>or excess eating 暴吃 </li></ul><ul><li>Headaches 頭痛 , pains 痛症 </li></ul><ul><li>Allergies 過敏 </li></ul>
  13. 22. <ul><li>What we see from </li></ul><ul><li>Far away…. </li></ul>
  14. 24. <ul><li>… often looks much </li></ul><ul><li>different close up. </li></ul>
  15. 26. Host country Vs. Home country
  16. 31. <ul><ul><li>How many times a day can I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> listen to the word “ Hello ?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Am I supposed to reply? </li></ul></ul>
  17. 32. Hello - I mean 你好 !
  18. 33. <ul><ul><li>Are people being friendly, or just curious? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why do little children stare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> at me? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do I really look that different? </li></ul></ul>
  19. 35. “ Social cues” Signals What do I do? How do things work?
  20. 36. A social cue? Culture shock in India
  21. 39. 1 2 3 4
  22. 40. <ul><li>There are </li></ul><ul><li>stages of culture shock </li></ul>
  23. 41. stage
  24. 42. You’re perfect! I love you.
  25. 43. <ul><ul><li>Honeymoon Phase </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A new place </li></ul><ul><li>New sights – sounds – smells - tastes </li></ul><ul><li>Things go smoothly </li></ul><ul><li>- for a while </li></ul>
  26. 44. My first studen ts - 2006
  27. 45. stage
  28. 46. <ul><li>Anger, </li></ul><ul><li>irritability, </li></ul><ul><li>resentment </li></ul>Avoiding other people Criticizing the new culture
  29. 47. <ul><li>Rejection Phase: </li></ul><ul><li>Complaining </li></ul><ul><li>Sees only the bad things </li></ul>
  30. 48. <ul><li>Rejection Phase: </li></ul><ul><li>You become stronger, </li></ul><ul><li>or weaker. </li></ul>
  31. 51. stage
  32. 52. “ Regression” = moving backwards eat me
  33. 53. Speaking your own language Watching movies from home Eating familiar food Nostalgia
  34. 55. I’m homesick!
  35. 56. stage
  36. 58. <ul><ul><li>Acceptance Phase </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You become more comfortable with: </li></ul><ul><li>The language </li></ul><ul><li>The local customs </li></ul>
  37. 59. You even prefer some things in the host country to things at home.
  38. 61. Wednesday, November 24, 1892 Est. 1869 Price 6d ROGER HAS CULTURE SHOCK! Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Donec quam felis, ultricies nec, pellentesque eu, pretium quis, sem. Nulla consequat massa quis enim. Donec pede justo, fringilla vel, aliquet nec, vulputate eget, arcu. Etiam ultricies nisi vel augue. Curabitur ullamcorper ultricies nisi. Nam eget dui. Etiam rhoncus. Dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Donec quam felis, ultricies nec, pellentesque eu, pretium quis, sem. Nulla consequat massa quis enim. Donec pede justo, fringilla vel, aliquet nec, vulputate eget, arcu. Etiam ultricies nisi vel augue. Curabitur ullamcorper ultricies nisi. Nam eget dui. Etiam rhoncus. Commodo et ligula egetdolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Donec quam felis, ultricies nec, pellentesque eu, pretium quis, sem. Nulla consequat massa quis enim. Donec pede justo, fringilla vel, aliquet nec, vulputate eget, arcu. Etiam ultricies nisi vel augue. Curabitur ullamcorper ultricies nisi. Nam eget dui. Etiam rhoncus. Donec vitae sapien ut libero venenatis faucibus. Nullam quis ante. Member of the Asscoiated Press . Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenhswse. Cejhciebce fcdcdcd. ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY NEWSPAPER
  39. 73. <ul><li>Let it all hang out. </li></ul>
  40. 74. How do you eat these?
  41. 76. Culture shock process:
  42. 78. Culture shock: Has positive effects as a learning experience. Enhances your ability for adaptation .
  43. 79. <ul><li>Use humor </li></ul>
  44. 80. <ul><li>Prepare before you go. </li></ul>
  45. 81. <ul><li>Write about it. </li></ul>
  46. 82. <ul><li>Get a pet </li></ul>
  47. 83. <ul><li>Use friends and family as support. </li></ul>
  48. 84. <ul><li>Give yourself time. </li></ul>
  49. 85. “ When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” Rù xiāng suí sú 入乡随俗 (Chinese proverb: Enter village, follow customs.)
  50. 86. Stereotypes Preconceptions Ideas before the fact Exaggerations
  51. 88. Chinese laundry has “Ancient Chinese Secret” - Calgon
  52. 89. which country?
  53. 91. <ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization </li></ul><ul><li>Speed of travel </li></ul>
  54. 92. <ul><li>Living in another </li></ul><ul><li>country opens </li></ul><ul><li>Your eyes and mind </li></ul>
  55. 93. <ul><li>It gives the opportunity to change your life entirely. </li></ul><ul><li>You can redefine yourself </li></ul>

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