7.3 – End of Module Review
Answer the following questions and label each
1.Define culture shock for the foreign employee. Why do people living abroad get culture shock, but people visiting as tourists usually do not?
2.Illustrate each of the four stages of culture shock by writing a description of a hypothetical person experiencing it. What feelings, difficulties, and/or successes can be expected at each stage?
3.Most people expect to have some culture shock, but few are prepared for the challenges of reentry shock. What are the differences between the two? Why would people experience this stress when returning to their comfortable, well-known culture?
4.Some argue that awareness of one’s own culture can ease the transition into a new culture. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Provide clear examples to support your answer.
5.What suggestions would you give a foreign colleague to help them minimize the culture shock they encounter on their arrival in the United