Getting Over Culture Shock

Last Updated June 14, 2022

Traveling should be a joyful experience. Whatever the reason for your travel is, business or pleasure purposes, it’s always better to make the most out of your trip. Though most people tend to travel to relax, there are some who experience culture shock. Culture shock is defined as getting anxious, confused, and disoriented from being in a new environment or surroundings.


Visiting the country you always wanted to go to, though enjoyable and exciting, may become stressful if we do not know what to expect. There are ways to overcome culture shock. The following are some helpful tips on getting over culture shock.

Research your destination

Visiting other countries entails meeting new people and experiencing cultures that are different from your own. For example, if you’re going on a China tour, Eastern cultures are entirely different from us. Get an idea on what to expect and how to possibly deal with culture differences.

A good sense of humor

Because you are out of your comfort zone, it’s easy to make mistakes. Laugh it off and people around you will certainly do the same, driving away the tension and awkwardness of the situation.

Keep a diary

Visiting tourist destinations, scenic spots or historical monuments helps de-stress and gives you a feeling of culture. Writing about these experiences and your reactions to them can help you assess your emotions. Likewise, looking back at these entries can make you laugh someday.

Think positive

New experiences always bring about new knowledge and learning. Focus on the brighter side and think about the best things about your vacation or travel. Meeting the locals, dining on exotic cuisines, and touring fascinating sites are a few of the memories one should never forget.

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