Tag Archives: Culture shock

5 Challenges of Parenting in Costa Rica as an Expat

My children tell me I have changed a lot as a parent in a positive way since we moved from Texas to Costa Rica.  I think there are many reasons for these changes that are completely independent of living here, such … Continue reading

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Reflections of Culture Shock in Film

The following anecdotes depict some of the greatest sources of culture shock for me in Costa Rica.  These are not meant to be judgmental, just observations of some of the cultural differences that unnerved me initially, but I have now … Continue reading

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5 Lessons Learned from Overcoming Culture Shock

Please visit my previous posts on defining culture shock and how to overcome it.  After going through all 3 stages of the cultural adjustment curve, I have learned a few lessons along this colorful roller coaster ride. I will have negative … Continue reading

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What Is Culture Shock?

culture shock noun a feeling of confusion, doubt, or nervousness caused by being in a place (such as a foreign country) that is very different from what you are used to –Merriam-Webster dictionary It’s not what you may think it … Continue reading

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