Entering and Adjusting in a New Culture Discussion
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- Describe your feelings when you realize that frustration, confusion, tension, and embarrassment will be inevitable in another culture. Why do you feel this way?
- Before entering the new culture, what can you do to increase openness, acceptance, and trust? What can you do to reduce fear, suspicion, and inflexibility?
- How do you typically cope with difficult situations? By reflecting on those, what do you learn about yourself? What might you do to change how you handle difficult situations as you think about a cross-cultural experience?