Reverse Cultural Shock – Coming Home



When I  come home to Korea, I have reverse cultural shock
during one or two days. It is so interesting that I feel so such cultural differences
in my own country. For instance, I went to a coffee shop and ordered a waffle
“To-Go” “to go,” but a Korean clerk didn’t understand it. In Korea, the term for “to go” is “take out.”  Another example: Korean people walk really fast or run. Pedestrian walkways are very narrow, so when you walk slow, people pass you and look at you funny or simply push you out of the way. It is an interesting feeling living in another country and then coming home and really noticing the little things about my culture that stand out.

Have you experience reverse cultural shock? 

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