Cultural Shock 02

  • Imagine that you were going to live in another country, Australia for example. What would you miss about the UAE?Ā 

In general, I’ll miss UAE and it’s environment but to be specific I’ll miss my hometown , my family and my friends. Adding different kindĀ ofĀ spices to the food will be missed too, also I’ll miss my favorite drink which isĀ my mother’s karak šŸ˜¦Ā 

  • What kind of culture shock do you think you might feel?

The cultural shocks i might feel areĀ the feelings of not knowing what to do or how to do things in a new environment, and not knowing what is appropriate or inappropriate. Using Ā different currencies may be confusing at the beginning too. If you wonder, Cold weather won’t be a problem as long as I wear heavy clothes.

  • What do you think you could do to try and minimize the effect of culture shock?

Try to adjust to new food, customs, language, people and activities. Interacting with people and making friends, a book and a cup of coffee also may help to minimize the effects of cultural shocks.Ā 


Intern Host Country Comments
Megan Ghana






Sasha Sweden





Trish Scotland




She was okay but when she opened the letters she started laughing and Bawling.


Janna Costa Rica



Ā Loved the culture but she woke up next day

and she hated everything


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