Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse Culture Shock In this collection of adapted blog posts author H E Rybol delves into reverse culture shock She addresses code switching contextualizing mirroring giving meaning to experiences connecting findin

  • Title: Reverse Culture Shock
  • Author: H.E. Rybol
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In this collection of adapted blog posts, author H.E Rybol delves into reverse culture shock She addresses code switching, contextualizing, mirroring, giving meaning to experiences, connecting, finding a sense of community and The idea of the book is to move from feeling like loosely assembled puzzle pieces to feeling like beautiful patchwork with strong seams DeaIn this collection of adapted blog posts, author H.E Rybol delves into reverse culture shock She addresses code switching, contextualizing, mirroring, giving meaning to experiences, connecting, finding a sense of community and The idea of the book is to move from feeling like loosely assembled puzzle pieces to feeling like beautiful patchwork with strong seams Dealing with reverse culture shock is a continuously evolving process that requires constant adjustments, reflection and introspection The aim of this collection is to provide comfort, food for thought and a little nudge, should readers need one, to ease a difficult transition.

    One thought on “Reverse Culture Shock”

    1. ‘When I moved back from California to Europe, I spent the summer pruning trees, rosebushes and anything else I could find.’Hélène Rybol is a backpacker, solo traveler, has moved to work in other countries and received her BA in the USA and her MA in England, a writer, translator and cultural transitions enthusiast. She is a TCK (formally defined, Third Culture Kids are people who have spent a portion of their formative childhood years (0-18) in a culture different than their parents') and [...]

    2. “When you experience Reverse Culture Shock you realize that both the place and you, have changed.”After having lived four years away from Europe, in California precisely, the author must come face to face with the many challenges of “returning to a place that doesn’t seem like ‘home’ anymore.” For one, she is considered “SO American” when actually she is only trying to “fit back”. The Reverse Culture Shock can teach us many important things, one of which is “living within [...]

    3. Returning home can be more complicated than you might think.I see these complications in the high school exchange students I work with each year. They don’t know what to expect when they return home. They miss their parents and friends, but they know they will miss their host families and new friends here. They look forward to going home; they also want to hold on to the life they have developed in their host country. Many people have written about “reverse” culture shock. H.E. Rybol’s n [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *