Do you know about culture shock examples and its five stages?
Let’s Unpack That is a series where we process and unpack our baggage of social identities, travel privileges, and hot topics to understand how they impact our travel experiences. Each post focuses on a topic or social issue to dig deeper and reflect. We will cover everything from voluntourism to cultural appreciation vs. appropriation while traveling. Whether in our own countries or abroad, understanding our impact can help us be more responsible and conscious travelers.
For this post, Let’s Unpack That is breaking down a very common occurrence in travel: culture shock. This feeling is universal as we pursue our travels and encounter people who have different customs and practices. Culture shock is an experience a person may have when they are immersed in a country that is not their own. Culture shock can yield certain emotions such as anxiety, overwhelm, and confusion. These arise due to being unfamiliar with the practices and customs of a location’s culture, attitude, and behaviors.
Alright, let’s unpack that y’all!