Wednesday, 7 October 2009


What you can do ....

There are many different formal models for culture shock but all agree it is a defined process with predictable and manageable stages. Read through the table and refer to it again when you feel confused. Consider the strategies as advice from those who have gone before.

Read HERE about the various stages of Culture Shock and how to deal with it.

The above is posted on the Expat Singapore Website.

It is a shame that there is not a website for the families of these Expats.... the ones that are 'still back home' so they also can have understanding as to what their family and friends go thru. They seem to think that it is all a bed of roses and how lucky they are to live overseas.

But there are some downsides to it too and many suffer severe depression and loneliness. So if you know of someone that is living overseas, give them a call, send an email, send a postcard or even a nice long chatty letter.

You will bring a smile to their face.

1 comment:

Laurel said...

Perfect! I am lucky to live overseas but it does come at a cost and not many people understand that.