I. How many of you know what exactly culture shock is? Or what are its stages?
II. Culture shock is the emotional confusion and anxiety that someone experiences when living in a different country that has different culture from his own.
In some way, anyone who travels and lives in a foreign country will experience culture shock.
Culture shock is not the same in effecting people, it can affect someone more than another one.
And it can be caused by a lot of things like:
The different rules, different languages, different beliefs, different timing and different weather.
III. With all of these causes, culture shock goes through three stages, starting with the Excitement stage, then the Depression stage, and finally the Adjustment …show more content…
Main Point: The Excitement Stage: according to Kwintessential website which published in 2012
This is the first stage and period that a person experiences when he/she stays in a different country.
Actually, (Blablabla,) calls it the “honeymoon” stage.
In this period the person feels very positive about the culture.
• He or she finds the new language, the people, and the food exotic and fascinated.
• They feel like they are in the best days of their lives.
When I first came to the United States, it was exactly the same.
• O My God, I am in a movie, everything here is like what I’ve been seeing in the movies, the streets, the weather, the buildings, and the PEOPLE!! It was literally like a dream to me.
[Transition: Now, let’s move to the next stage ]
II. Main Point
According to The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business which published in 2013 the depression stage is the second stage that we would feel after enjoying the first one.
In this stage anyone of us would feel exactly the opposite from the first stage.
• In this time, we would be feeling everything very …show more content…
• Gestures would be difficult to understand, and we would think we get laughed at a lot.
• In this stage, everything is frustrated and of course anger would be our perfect response
After my first peaceful stage, which did not last for more than 48 hours, the depression started to appear.
• I did not know anyone in Birmingham, I did not have a car (I still don’t) I did not know where to eat, and I did not know where to buy my own stuff.
• Above all, I had fever I slept for the most part of the days.
• Of course, I hated the U.S. I hated myself, I hated everything, and the only thing I wanted is to go back home. [Transition: And now, we got to the last stage ]
III. Main Point: The Adjustment Stage: according to The University of California at San Francisco the international student and scholars office which published in 2013 After weeks or even months of emotional struggle, the person finally starts to understand and accept the people’s behavior and the culture in general, this is when the last stage, the adjustment stage starts.
The person in this stage finally has a routine; he/she also feels more