Culture Shock Stages: Everything You Need to Know

Moving overseas can be a thrilling experience. You can expect to find yourself exploring unfamiliar territory, meeting new people and trying different things.

What is Culture Shock?

Culture Shock Stages

Source — Sverre Lysgaard, 1955

1. Honeymoon Stage

2. Negotiation Stage

3. Adjustment Stage

4. Adaptation Stage

5. Re-entry Shock

How to Deal With Culture Shock

1. Remember that it’s normal

2. Make your own space

3. Keep an open mind

4. Explore

5. Find something you really love

6. Set yourself a project




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