Five Culture Shocks

We’ve compiled a list of five “culture shocks” that exchange students sometimes experience during their year here in the States. For our host families, it’s good to remember students are adjusting to us just as much as we might be adjusting to them! For that moment when your exchange looks at you like, “Really?” Yep, really! Welcome, y’all!

It’s the first week, and my host family is so excited. My body think it’s 3 a.m. right now. I just….can’t…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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Americans don’t drink coffee all the time and eat barbecue at every meal? I’m so confused. The television said…

The food portions are amazing here! YES I WOULD LOVE DESSERT, TOO! (owowow I’m so full!)

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It’s how much in American dollars? Hold on, I need to convert that to my home currency to find out how much that is.

Pecan? Is it pee-can? Pih-cahn? Pick-un? And you said…y’all is you all? So what do you mean when you say “y’all all?”

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We all know foreign travels can be a little strange, so remember to keep supporting your host student as they learn more about your culture through student exchange!

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