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12月 6, 2020 12:41 上午 #2216waqi Winston参与者
In fact, many international students spend a lot of time in cultural adaptation due to a lack of sufficient psychological preparation in unfamiliar environments abroad, which not only affects their studies but also causes unnecessary waste. So when you study abroad, “everything is ready”
Under the circumstances, it may take a little more time to prepare psychologically. It is recommended that every international student who is about to go abroad should fully inquire about the target country’s information, understand the local customs and cultural environment there, and receive certain cross-cultural exchange training. These are the methods.
12月 13, 2020 1:55 下午 #2786Zhiyuan Huang参与者1 pt
First of all, cultural differences are natural phenomena. We should learn to let go of our “cultural tinted glasses”. It is suggested that those who are about to cross the border should contact foreigners in China as much as possible, and ask them to introduce their cross-cultural experience in China and their living habits abroad.
Here is the link of the passage which tells some tips of living in America：https://www.sohu.com/a/136025069_552416
12月 14, 2020 9:05 下午 #2903Zhang Hengxi参与者
Indeed, living abroad will be different from some people’s living habits, because everyone grew up in different cultural environments and received different education since childhood, so they will also form different living habits. Accepting different living habits is an act of jumping out of comfort zone, but it also improves creativity and brain power. As for how to solve this problem, the first method can choose to have in-depth communication with each other and solve it from the perspective of culture. The second method is to learn to work with people from different cultural backgrounds. And the third method can be to forget this situation first, explore the difference of this living habit with curiosity, and try to learn it. See the link below for details.https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/studying-abroad/studying-abroad-how-survive-culture-shock Zhang Hengxi
12月 16, 2020 3:39 上午 #3117yuthawyu参与者
There is a saying that goes like most of the international students are good at cooking. Especially for Chinese students, when they study abroad, they may miss Chinese food, but the one they eat in the Chineses restaurants might be really strange for them. So they start to learn cooking.
What I want to suggest here is that you have to adapt to that kind of life that you are not familiar with, it truly takes time, but as you stay there for a longer time, you have more communications with local people (maybe you can meet someone who is really friendly) and you can get more close to this culture. When you come to somewhere, you need to follow the rules there.
12月 16, 2020 10:33 上午 #3130heyue参与者
I think most of the difficulties Chinese students encounter when they study abroad come from two aspects: loneliness and food maladjustment. Chinese students can reduce loneliness by participating in more activities, meeting more friends and communicating more with their parents, or by adapting to and enjoying loneliness. In terms of food, I think you can learn some cooking skills before you go to study abroad, and then there are more or less Chinese restaurants around some comprehensive universities to meet the needs of Chinese students.
Joyce (Yue He)
12月 17, 2020 11:11 下午 #3413Janeeue111参与者
12月 19, 2020 12:43 上午 #3666ChenningJin参与者
1. Know in advance the transportation mode of the study abroad city and where you can buy the things you need.
2. Buy the professional books you need in advance.
3. Plan ahead, including part-time jobs, participation in clubs, and holiday travel arrangements.
4. Try to cultivate the ability to live and think independently. Have your own judgment and critical thinking. Remember your original intention and goal.
Here are some suggestions to help you overcome difficulties in your lifestyle: https://www.usnewsglobaleducation.com/all-advice/8-tips-to-overcome-culture-shock/
1月 6, 2021 11:19 下午 #4019flxs参与者32 pts
It is normal to feel a little out of it when you first move to a foreign country. Do not worry too much about having trouble adapting to a new environment. Do not fear making changes. Being more open-minded can help you better accept and fit in the new environment. Making new friends and trying to enjoy your life can help you better adapt to your new life.
More tips for adapting to a new environment while studying abroad 更多出国留学适应新环境的小技巧: https://www.study-domain.com/how-to-adapt-to-a-new-environment-while-studying-abroad/
1月 10, 2021 9:20 下午 #4343Xilin Zhang Kelly参与者20 pts
I think the best way to deal with this difference is to make friends with local students. They will teach you how to live and entertain like a local, take you to leisure parks or entertainment venues, and bring you to make more local friends blend into the new environment perfectly. Before that, what you need to do is maintain your charm, politeness, and sense of humor, join clubs and student associations, and let more people know you.
Xilin Zhang Kelly
1月 11, 2021 4:55 下午 #4506Wan Sisi参与者17 pts
From my perspective, it is hard to get used to a new life environment. we should adjust ourself to adapt to the environment. first, we should know the local custom, we should so some research before we come to a new environment. Besides, it is helpful to make some good friends, they can help us better adapt the environment. we should get the help of Psychologist if it is necessary.
1月 14, 2021 5:26 下午 #4670StephenMMM参与者1 pt
I think there exists two kinds of solution to this problem:
1. If you want to get involved into that country, you can follow your roomates’ habit.
2.If you do not want to change, you can turn to someone who have been to this country for suggestion
1月 18, 2021 12:07 上午 #4826Monica参与者
There shouldn’t be any major problems with living habits. You can still keep your old habits, maybe a little different in terms of diet, but you can also cook for yourself, I did more cooking for myself when I was abroad.
1月 18, 2021 1:52 下午 #4900Corgi参与者38 pts
Considering my traveling experience, I personally think adapting to different eating habits is a really important aspect. Not eating well could cause many health problems, which can affect our study and life. To get accustomed to the food in that country, try something new everyday. Also, you can cook by yourself if you really cannot adapt to the local food or you want to have something different from time to time. As far as I know, cooking by yourself can also reduce expenditure. Try to have a balanced and healthy diet!
1月 18, 2021 3:02 下午 #4905Soleilin参与者20 pts
Different cultural environments will have different living habits and eating habits. When I was a volunteer in Romania, I really missed Chinese food. In Romania, the food is typical western food. Fast food and unpalatable local food really made me miss the delicious Chinese food every day. My friends and I chose to cook by ourselves or went to eat Chinese food although it was not very authentic, then we persisted. When you encounter differences, don’t treat them negatively. Learn to be brave and actively face and solve them. If you don’t solve this problem, your study abroad life will become more difficult.
1月 18, 2021 4:14 下午 #4910Olivia参与者11 pts
There are many ways to overcome the cultural differences of foreign students going abroad. First of all, you should have a basic understanding of the behavior patterns of the local culture and respect the local cultural customs. In addition, more communication with local people can effectively enhance the awareness of cultural differences. By keeping an open mind, you can adapt to the culture shock faster. Here is a link you can refer to:克服出国留学生出国文化差异的方法有很多。首先，你应该对当地文化的行为模式有一个基本了解，并且尊重当地的文化习俗。除此之外，多和本地人进行交流能够有效地提升对文化差异的认知。保持开放的心态，你可以更快地适应文化冲击。以下是一个有关的链接：
1月 18, 2021 8:34 下午 #4928isla参与者2 pts
Here’s a website that provides you with several tips to deal with cultural difference when you are studying abroad.
1月 21, 2021 2:13 下午 #5114Bill Finance参与者
I think the key is to forget your home for a while and get ready to explore the fascinating part of the foreign country. Keep your curiosity about foreign culture and try to avoid breaking unspoken rules, like religion, don’t afraid of making mistakes, and encourage yourself to try new things. Of cause it takes time to adapt to the new life and studying styles, you need to be patient and don’t always complain about things you don’t get to use with. Think about the positive side of a new lifestyle and try to find the balance point between your life habits and foreign living habits. 我认为关键是暂时忘记你的家，准备好去探索这个国家迷人的部分。保持你对外国文化的好奇心，尽量避免打破潜规则，比如宗教，不要害怕犯错，鼓励自己尝试新事物。当然，适应新的生活和学习方式需要时间，你需要有耐心，不要总是抱怨你没有习惯的东西。想想新生活方式的积极面，试着在你的生活习惯和外国生活习惯之间找到平衡点。Here is a link to tips how to overcome fears about studying aboard这里有一个如何克服出国留学恐惧的小贴士链接: https://www.instarem.com/blog/studying-abroad-7-biggest-fears-and-how-to-overcome-them/
Bill Finance 2017
1月 24, 2021 10:21 下午 #5365zhanjial参与者
As we have learned in class, cultural differences are a natural phenomenon. We generally go through three processes, the honeymoon period, the anxiety period, and the adjustment period. Cultural bias is formed as a result of asymmetric information flow. If a person does not experience a foreign culture firsthand, he or she can only form his or her own opinion of that culture through the experiences of others or the propaganda of the mass media. However, people can change. As long as we communicate well and adopt the right strategies and means, we can change the perceptions of those around us and improve our own living environment.
1月 24, 2021 10:22 下午 #5366zhanjial参与者
There are two major misconceptions about cross-cultural communication that are most important to avoid. One is xenophobia and the other is pandering to foreigners. Both are manifestations of extreme cultural prejudice. In intercultural communication, we should temporarily put aside our own standards to understand others. But it is not the same as giving up our own cultural values and westernizing them all. In fact, differences are not a bad thing. Experience tells us that differences often attract the attention and curiosity of others. If we can turn differences into a motivation to communicate and use curiosity to enhance communication, then we can make a lot of friends. But we also need to learn to protect ourselves. Here’s a website on how to communicate across cultures.
1月 25, 2021 9:22 下午 #5466Amant_17参与者
I have a good way is to get rid of the shackles of mobile phones and jump out of my comfort zone. More into the local living environment, walk the streets and feel the local customs.
The other is about the differences in diet, which is difficult for picky people to overcome. They may have to have superb cooking skills to satisfy their stomach. If you study abroad for a long time, you can try to match Chinese and foreign food, and gradually you will get used to it.
Wang Jiayi Amber
1月 26, 2021 4:47 下午 #5591Trump参与者
It’s usual to meet some problems due to cultural differences, so do not be panic. You may bring something from your hometown that makes you feel safe. Do not be afraid to try new things and respect different living habits.
通常会因文化差异而遇到一些问题，因此请不要慌张。 您可能会从家乡带来一些使您感到安全的东西。 不要害怕尝试新事物并尊重不同的生活习惯。
1月 28, 2021 10:40 下午 #5858Xilin Zhang Kelly参与者20 pts
Different measures are needed for various aspects of living habits. In terms of time, such as the time to eat, the time to get up (work, study), the time to rest, you need to force yourself to adapt; an excellent biological clock will bring your study life full of energy and bright mood. In dietary respect, if it is difficult to adjust to the local diet, you can on weekdays to healthy fast food (such as rapid rice, salad, sandwiches, etc.) as food. On the day of rest, you can choose a meal to enjoy a better local restaurant, as in a week’s hard work reward, and on the outlook for the next week.
Xilin Zhang Kelly
1月 29, 2021 8:37 下午 #6036Jessica参与者
This is a link on how to avoid culture shock when studying abroad. It has a very detailed description in it.
3月 26, 2021 5:52 下午 #6994.Ticial.参与者
Cultural differences will be a huge problem when we are studying abroad. I think the most important thing is being tolerant. Don’t be self-centered like people around you should convert to your way. This is impossible. As a result, we should try to accept and accommodate foreign lifestyles and habits. Besides, do not be afraid to make mistakes, be active to ask questions to others, and accept the mistakes pointed out and suggestions given by others with an open mind.
Here is a link that might help.
4月 9, 2021 6:16 下午 #7266Amy Shi参与者
I think the main reason for discomfort is loneliness, cultural difference and dietary difference.In order to overcome discomfort, we should actively participate in activities and make friends with others so that we will not feel lonely. At the same time, when we feel lonely, we can contact our friends and family and talk to them.For cultural differences, I think we should hold inclusive and open attitudes and be good at discovering other cultural advantages. For dietary differences, we can use our spare time to study cooking and make some of our favorite meals, which will not only reduce the discomfort, but also make our mood more relaxed during the cooking process.
5月 7, 2021 6:07 下午 #7823Kelly1028参与者
It is really common for us to find that the living habits abroad are really different from what we have get used to. However, we need to learn to be accustomed to some new living habits if we want to fit in the new environment. First of all, I think we can try to make friends with some local people and let them show us how their special living habits look like. Though it is difficult to get used to immediately at first, we will feel better because people around us all act in this way. In addition, I believe that there are also some aspects that are really difficult for us to be used to. For example, we may not be able to accept the eating habits of local people, then we can find other ways to solve this problem, like cooking by ourselves or finding Chinese restaurants.
- 该回复由Kelly1028 于 5月、 2周前 修正。
5月 17, 2021 10:21 下午 #8051Oliver1参与者
I suggest that international students can let go of their nervous state of mind and communicate calmly with the people around them. Don’t worry about language differences, just like in China, I believe you will soon establish your own social circle of life.
If you don’t want to communicate with the local people around, international students can also find the local Chinese circle and integrate themselves into the local Chinese circle, which will also help them overcome the cultural differences between the two countries.
6月 4, 2021 1:39 下午 #9152yuchengz参与者
First of all, before going abroad, it’s really necessary for you to know the way of travel in this country, otherwise you will find it difficult to move when you get there. Among them, you’d better learn about the most convenient transportation mode and the cheapest transportation mode, which can help you save a lot of money. Secondly, food may also be another difficult thing to adapt to, so you can bring your own food in the past, or learn some basic cooking skills to help you transition.
here is a link about the drugs:
- 该回复由yuchengz 于 4月、 3周前 修正。
6月 6, 2021 7:12 下午 #9492Will参与者
1: Before you go, read more articles about foreign customs.
2: Teach your parents to learn MSN and Skype software before departure
3: Maybe you will meet some Chinese partners, everyone gathers to speak their hometown dialect, eat hometown food, watch hometown TV series, but be careful not to waste too much time in these circles. After all, you have come to a country that speaks foreign languages. Don’t put yourself in it at the beginning. The longer you are, the less willing you will be to change. Solving language barriers as early as possible may be difficult at first, but it will eventually rain and clear up.
4: Stick to your hobby. This will also be a good vent, movies, running, music, when you feel uneasy, it will give you confidence. In the process, you can also meet like-minded friends
- 该回复由Will 于 4月、 2周前 修正。
6月 6, 2021 11:48 下午 #9667Olivia Su参与者
International students can let go of their tense state of mind and communicate calmly with the people around them. Don’t worry about language differences, just like in China, I believe you will soon establish your own social circle of life. If you don’t want to communicate with the locals around, international students can also find the local Chinese circle and integrate themselves into the local Chinese circle, which will also help them overcome the cultural differences between the two countries. 留学生可以放下紧张的心态，心平气和的和周围的人交流交往。不要担心语言差异，就跟在中国一样，相信很快就会建立属于自己的生活交际圈。如果是在不想跟周围的当地人进行交流，留学生也可以找当地的华人圈子，把自己融进当地的华人圈，也会对自己克服两国文化差异起到一定的帮助。