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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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July 12 2024
Excellent service, timely and clear communication, friendly staff.
D. Janssens

Moving to the Netherlands,
from London, England

July 10 2024

From the first phone call to request a quote to the unloading at our new home in Norway, we had only positive experiences with De Haan Relocation in The Netherlands. A few keywords are: friendly, helpful, professional, fast, and all this at an acceptable price. The movers during loading and unloading also showed their best side, being quick, accurate, and careful to avoid any damage. Moreover, they were pleasant company for a coffee break. We are very satisfied with De Haan Verhuizingen and their staff and can wholeheartedly recommend their services.

J. van der Laan

Moving to Norway,
from The Netherlands

July 01 2024

Very easy overall experience and almost perfect move in terms of the condition of the contents of the container. Great comms from the assigned Move Manager that kept us up to date throughout the process


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