What is Culture Shock?
Culture shock is defined as an emotional disorientation – characterised by feelings of confusion, uncertainty, shock and sometimes anxiety. It occurs when you are placed in a foreign environment far away from your hometown, family and friends – your comfort zone.
Most people can experience a degree of homesickness and distress at the beginning of their journeys. Being exposed to a new language, sounds, tastes, sights, smells, people and a completely different culture can be a breath-taking and overwhelming experience.
Although many of us who travel experience a certain degree of culture shock, it’s nothing to be afraid of. In fact, experiencing culture shock can be a very positive thing, especially for young adults, because it gives you the opportunity to discover another self.
Here are just only 7 benefits of exposing yourself to a CULTURE SHOCK: