culture shock

Culture shock. combine that all into one weekend. it’s not pretty.
Culture shock manifests itself in different forms with different people but some symptoms can be the ones in the following list.
  • eating more than usual – gaining weight
  • not eating enough – loss of weight
  • having an increased need for hygiene – e.g. cleaning the flat on a daily basis
  • calling home much more often than usual
  • being hostile / complaining all the time about the hosting country / culture
  • avoiding meeting people
  • increased need of sleep

why don’t we ever see it coming?