When one is about to go to another country – whether for business, pleasure, or study – culture shock is often one of the first things brought up. More so, it is one of the main concerns, especially for people who are planning on living in another country for a while.
Travelers get all sorts of advice about differences in culture and what to expect; what they need to do to; and many other things that lead to one thing: gather information to avoid culture shock.
While that in itself is not a bad thing – in fact, it does help avoid uncomfortable, or even potentially disastrous, situations – there can be culture shock benefits. [Read more…] about Did You Know Culture Shock Can Be Good for You?