Reverse Culture Shock: Did You Have Fun on Your Vacation?

A social work student returns from study abroad in El Salvador

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Living abroad

When I moved back from Bangladesh, I had such reverse culture shock. I could not even make decisions in the grocery store. Too many choices everywhere. Even driving my own car felt decadent.

Marie Ellinger 351 days ago

So true

Jessica, you are so right on! After my first trip to Africa I came back completely unprepared for how much my "old" culture would look different to me. You have put this into words - I hope others will read it and be more prepared, and know this is a common reaction!

Jessica more than 1 year ago

Thank You

Thank you so much for your kind words! I too hope other people will find resources speaking about reverse culture shock and better prepare themselves mentally and emotionally before traveling abroad.

Jessica more than 1 year ago


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