How to Recognize Culture Shock When Studying English in the USA

People usually describe culture shock as a feeling of disorientation that can happen when you experience life in a new way, in a new place. Very often this happens when you visit a country or city you’ve never been to before, and you discover that life is very different from what you’re used to. Going to a new country to study English can have its own special challenges, as you are changing your environment as well as the language in which you interact on a daily basis. You can also experience culture shock when you go back home, as your time abroad can alter your perception of your home culture, a phenomenon known as reverse culture shock.

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