It is said that culture shock consists of three stages. Predictably, some intercultural misunderstandings arose leading at times to something akin to ' culture shock ' for which assistance from an informed and sympathetic teacher was important.
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There is an element of culture shock in going abroad. This caused a culture shock which had an impact on the political system. A few weeks ago he began to complain about the crowds, the weather, not being understood by his staff and so on. All he talks about are how much better things were back home. He is homesick. What Benjamin is going through is the normal process of acculturation. But like him, many people are taken by surprise when it happens.
When first in a foreign country, one finds it quite stimulating that most things are so unlike back home. For Benjamin, the exotic Asian sights and sounds and meeting the lively international expatriate crowd were all part of the initial excitement.
However, after several weeks when one has to settle down to everyday life, the differences can turn into annoyances. Benjamin is getting annoyed by the frantic pace of life in Hong Kong, the indirectness of Chinese people in business, the crowds and difficulties in being understood. He is frustrated at the narrow choice of entertainment in English on television or in theaters and cinemas.
In this episode, Squidward hosts a talent show at the Krusty Krab. It's another day at the Krusty Krab , with Mr. Krabs manning a free salad bar , SpongeBob preoccupied with cleaning rogue dust particles off a table, and Squidward daydreaming about dancing. Krabs is getting irritated at the lack of customers when one decides to come in. Ecstatic at finally getting a customer, Mr. Krabs orders SpongeBob to cater to the fish's every whim. Unfortunately for them, the fish was only looking to get change for a dollar, and is driven away by SpongeBob's excessive enthusiasm, though not before leaving a penny behind for SpongeBob.
However, Mr. Krabs catches wind of the penny and literally gets the drop on it first. As Mr. Krabs stores the penny away into his vault, he gives his two employees the bad news: Profits are way down this month, and they need a gimmick to bring in customers. Due to the strain of living in a different country without parental support, international students often feel anxious and feel more pressure while adjusting to new cultures—even more so when the cultural distances are wide, as patterns of logic and speech are different and a special emphasis is put on rhetoric.
Again, after some time usually 6 to 12 months , one grows accustomed to the new culture and develops routines. One knows what to expect in most situations and the host country no longer feels all that new. One becomes concerned with basic living again, and things become more "normal". One starts to develop problem-solving skills for dealing with the culture and begins to accept the culture's ways with a positive attitude.
The culture begins to make sense, and negative reactions and responses to the culture are reduced. In the mastery stage individuals are able to participate fully and comfortably in the host culture. Mastery does not mean total conversion; people often keep many traits from their earlier culture, such as accents and languages.
It is often referred to as the bicultural stage. Gary R. Weaver wrote that culture shock has "three basic causal explanations": loss of familiar cues, the breakdown of interpersonal communications, and an identity crisis. Adler emphasized the psychological causes. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Add links. RAM Records. During this stage the expat learns skills to adapt and adjust to life in their new country and life starts to become a bit easier.
To survive during that span of hot summer days without an air conditioner I spent as little time in my apartment as possible. When I started to feel awkward sitting there after finishing my drink or my meal, I would usually make my way to a PC Bang — a South Korean business that allows people to rent gaming computers by the hour. I would usually return home well into the night and take a long, cold shower. In order to sleep I would freeze a two-liter bottle of water, wrap it in a towel, and lay it next to me on the bed.
Thus, I began making more new friends and life started to become fun again. In fact, one of my favorite trips last year came during the summer. Read more about it here. The final stage of culture shock is adaptation. I have also seen this stage referred to as assimilation. During the final stage the expat becomes more and more accustomed or adapted to life abroad. Eventually they reach the point of full-blown citizen.Gradual Adjustment is the third stage of a culture shock while traveling. Adjusting gradually is subjective from person to person. It might take just a few hours, or weeks or even months. It all depends on the person, the shock they are exposed to and how they can cope.