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Preparation for a new culture

Want to be prepared for your new culture?

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A culture shock is a well-known problem in an international move. Because of this, it will take for you as a relocating family or person a long time before you feel at home on your new international destination. How can you prepare for this? 

Culture shock

Many people experience a culture shock when they get in touch with a culture that is different than the culture they are used to. Adapt to this culture or not? It is a difficult problem.

There are multiple culture shock stages wherein different emotions, feelings and manners of association are noticeable. A culture shock can be confusing and very emotional. But you can prepare for this. You can limit the impact of a culture shock for your family members.

We've collected several tips about how to deal with a culture shock.

Next steps

If you have difficulties dealing with the culture shock, you can always reach out for professional assistance. There are specialized psychologist who can advise you during this process. Dependent of your healthcare insurance, some treatments can be compensated.


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