Expat Exchange
Free MembershipSign In
Allianz Care International Health Insurance
Allianz Care International Health Insurance

Culture Shock

Would you like to be able to respond to questions about your report? Click here to login before submitting the report.

Every expatriate has to find a way to create a new life in a new culture. When it doesn't go well for any number of reasons, expats often experience "Culture Shock." Please share some of your experiences adapting to a new culture after moving overseas.

As a way of helping expats research life abroad, Expat Exchange uses advice shared in our Expat Report Series to create articles that aggregate information about specific topics relevant to international relocation. We never include private information when we do this. Even though we NEVER sell, rent, or share our members private information, please consider carefully what private or personal information you share with others in our Expat Reports. Read more

Which country are you reporting about?

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Which country are you a citizen of?

What is your gender?

Female
Male

Did you receive any cross-cultural training for your move abroad? If yes, was it before or after the move?

If they speak another language in your new country, do you speak the language? If yes, did you learn the language before you moved or while abroad? If no, are you planning to learn the language?

Were you worried or concerned about culture shock before you moved abroad?

How significant was the culture shock you experienced when you moved abroad?

Expats often talk about going through the "stages of culture shock." Examples include the honeymoon phase, the irritation-to-anger stage, the rejection of the culture stage, and the cultural adjustment phase. Do you feel like you went through these or any other stages as you settled into the new culture?

What, if any, were some of the changes you noticed in yourself that might have been caused by culture shock? These might include things such as anger, depression, anxiety, increased eating or drinking, frustration, homesickness, etc.

What are some things you appreciate most about the new culture?

What are the most challenging aspects of the new culture?

Did you "commit" any embarrassing or humorous cultural blunders? If you did and you'd like to share them, please do tell!

Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?

William Russell Health InsuranceExpat Health Insurance

Get a quote for international health insurance from our partner, William Russell.
GET A QUOTE

William Russell Health InsuranceExpat Health Insurance

Get a quote for international health insurance from our partner, William Russell.
GET A QUOTE

Trinidad & Tobago GuideTrinidad & Tobago Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in Trinidad & Tobago.

Trinidad & Tobago Forum Trinidad & Tobago Forum
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Trinidad & Tobago on our Trinidad & Tobago forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

Trinidad & Tobago Index Trinidad & Tobago Index
An index of all of our site's Trinidad & Tobago information.

Contribute to Trinidad & Tobago Network Contribute
Help others in Trinidad & Tobago by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Trinidad & Tobago.

Expat Healthcare Advice in Trinidad & TobagoHealthcare & Health Insurance in Trinidad & Tobago

Expats in Trinidad & Tobago offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Trinidad & Tobago.

Real Estate in Trinidad & TobagoReal Estate in Trinidad & Tobago

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Trinidad & Tobago.

Guide to Real Estate in Trinidad & TobagoGuide to Real Estate in Trinidad & Tobago

Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Trinidad & Tobago.

Cost of Living in Trinidad & TobagoCost of Living in Trinidad & Tobago

Digital Nomads & Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Trinidad & Tobago.

10-Tips-for-Living-in-Trinidad--Tobago10 Tips for Living in Trinidad & Tobago

Expats in Trinidad & Tobago love the family-focused Trinis, the laid-back island culture and the beautiful beaches. That being said, many expats.find dealing with bureaucracy a challenge, the pace of life frustrating and the cost of housing, food and cars much higher than expected.

International-Schools-in-Trinidad-and-TobagoInternational Schools in Trinidad and Tobago

Expats in Trinidad & Tobago have shared their experiences at several of the more popular schools in Trinidad & Tobago.

Guides to Cities in Trinidad & Tobago
Port of Spain West Moorings
Country Resources
Health Insurance Moving & Shipping More Resources

Copyright 1997-2022 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal