- 8 Jun 2009
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Have you experienced re-entry shock or reverse culture shock upon returning home from Japan? What was it like?
http://www.northeastern.edu/oisp/step3/reentry_shock/What is Reverse Culture Shock?
When you return to the US, you may experience some degree of ﾂ“reverse culture shockﾂ” or ﾂ“re-entry shockﾂ”. Although it may not be as significant as the initial culture shock you experience upon going overseas, it can be more upsetting as it is often unexpected.
Top Ten Immediate Reentry Challenges
(Dr. Bruce La Brack, School of International Studies, University of the Pacific)
•No one wants to hear
•You can’t explain
•Relationships have changed
•People see ﾂ“wrongﾂ” changes
•Feelings of alienation
•Inability to apply new knowledge and skills
•Loss/compartmentalization of experience