Friday, July 13, 2007
Adjusting to Culture Shock
If you have ever visited a new culture, then you know that culture shock can happen, that is, a feeling of disorientation or confusion in which the rules of your culture no longer apply. I remember in one country I visited that the distance between speakers was greater, and when I moved closer to my conversational partner, the person moved backwards. Then, I felt uncomfortable being so far away, so I moved closer again. This cause a lot of confusion. Now, share your personal story on culture shock and how we can adjust to these differences.