Expat culture shock

Carole Hallett MobbsCulture shock, Reverse culture shock0 Comments

John Tenniel's illustration of Alice meeting the Dodo in Wonderland Culture shock

Culture shock and reverse culture shock If you’ve never experienced culture shock, try imagining that you are Alice in Lewis Carroll’s books, ”Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and ”Through the Looking-Glass”. They provide perfect descriptions of the many emotions that swirl around when in the midst of culture shock. Culture shock … Read More

How an expat child experiences life in their home country

Carole Hallett MobbsChallenges & difficulties, Expat Kids, Preparing kids, Repatriation, Reverse culture shock, Well-being & health1 Comment

Expat child layers of life influence Spinning Tornado

In response to the articles about of self-harm in TCKs and expat teens, Rianne wrote the succinct and perceptive comment on the subject that I published here. In her comment she referenced a paper she wrote on the subject of expat child traumas. She has kindly given me permission to … Read More

Can you survive reverse culture shock?

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Expat reverse culture shock repatriation Woman standing under an umbrella in the rain

How repatriation affects you Everybody knows about experiencing culture shock when you visit a country with different customs, cuisine or language. But sometimes the worst culture shock of all comes when you return home. Reverse culture shock is the name people give to that feeling of not fitting in to … Read More

6 things no-one tells you about reverse culture shock

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Reverse culture shock - going home and how to deal with the emotions. Toy house being handed to someone else.

Changes that cause reverse culture shock When you’re an expat or traveling, you’re focusing on processing new information, building new references. You’re dealing with culture shock and all that entails. See why experiencing culture shock rocks for more information. When you get back home, you need to switch codes again … Read More

Minimizing culture shock in both parent and child

Carole Hallett MobbsChallenges & difficulties, Culture shock, Expat Kids, Homesickness, Preparation & Planning, Preparing kids, Reverse culture shock1 Comment

Parents and child with books researching new home. Minimise culture shock by preparing

Coping strategies for culture shock Expat parents and children can experience culture shock on more than one occasion. The obvious time for culture shock to strike is when one moves to a new country. The less obvious, but equally troublesome time, is when one returns back to the home country … Read More