culture shock

Three Steps to Managing Culture Shock

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These three steps were born when I was asked to make a presentation on “How to deal with Culture Shock” before an expatriate group in St Petersburg, Russia. 

Studying Abroad in London: What You Experience from Start to Finish

by Heather Robinette / Oct 08, 2018 /
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Last month, I shared re-entry tips for students studying abroad. If you haven’t read it yet, make sure to check it out. This month, I am going to share more about the stages of emotions you’ll experience throughout your time abroad.

Studying Abroad in London: What You Experience from Start to Finish

Thoughts On Returning from Studying Abroad: Boston, You’re My Home

by Stephane Alexandre / Jan 07, 2017 /
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I left the hot 98 degree Santiago air to land in a snowstorm in Boston. After a 15-hour journey, the freezing air slapped me in the face as the automatic doors opened to let me out. Disorientated and dehydrated, I bumped into a man on my way out of the plane. “I’m so sorry. I am sorry,” I cried out.

“It’s ok,” he snarled back. Ahh, yes, the frigid air irritating my skin, the cold remarks of strangers refusing to make eye contact, and the monitor announcing flights every few minutes. Logan Airport, we meet again. 

The Re-Entry Relaunch Roadmap: Find Your Next Global Adventure

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You know that feeling you get when you come home from being overseas, and you just feel BLAH?! That's reverse culture shock, and it's not easy to deal with. Some people avoid it by spending much of their lives abroad (and that's a whole different story). But what if you're back home, and trying to readjust? Well, my friend Cate has a fantastic new workbook that WILL change your life.