B4: How Would I Respond To Someone Experiencing Culture Shock?


The following are some suggestions to help newcomers with culture shock:

  • Assure the newcomer that homesickness is normal.
  • Encourage newcomers to keep in touch with people from their home country.
  • Encourage newcomers to eat well, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep.
  • Be patient, sympathetic, flexible, and adaptable.
  • Invite newcomers to a fun event and encourage them to get involved in community activities.
  • Encourage newcomers to improve their English skills and develop new friendships.

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