Today’s interview is with Teresa who has a really interesting story to tell of reverse culture shock as a child. I’m so pleased to bring you this tale! (more…)
I was sad this week to hear of the passing of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, one of my all-time favourite novelists and one of the world’s most famous Colombians (and fittingly, the first I heard of the news was via a Colombian friend). But reflecting on my Garcia Marquez reading experiences, I managed to remember an incident from my return home to Australia.
After almost six years living away from Australia, in Japan, Slovakia and Germany, I […]
Today’s interview is with Beth from Besudesu Abroad, a blog I’ve followed with interest for some time, not least because Beth is a fellow Japan-lover!
Beth’s experiences studying abroad in Japan
For two years in high school and four years in university I studied Japanese language and culture. As part of a fifth year in university, I decided it would be best to actually experience Japan for myself so I set abroad for a year long program. […]
Today’s interview is with Georgina from Bipolar Wanderer and the fact that we’ve been in contact right now is very timely: she returned to the UK just last week and even though it is for a limited time, she is really suffering with some reverse culture shock right now. (more…)
When I returned from teaching English in Japan and Europe to live (probably permanently) again in Australia, I didn’t think very hard about what kind of job I wanted to get – even though I’d never done it in Australia before, I definitely wanted to teach English as a second language (ESL) when I returned. To be honest, my husband and I had planned to start a family (it took another three and a half […]
Today’s interview is with Katie, whose trip through Russia and the ‘Stans I followed with very great interest. I’m so happy to have her on the site to talk about her experience with reverse culture shock and I have to say that after the really different places she visited on her year-long journey, I’m surprised that she settled back in so well. Good news, though! (more…)
“How long does reverse culture shock last?” is a question I have asked myself on several occasions in my life, and it’s also a question that led so many people to my travel blog that it prompted me to begin this very website.
The problem is, I don’t really have an answer. (more…)
Each time I’ve returned from abroad, whether I’ve been living there or just holidaying, I have this same, strange feeling as I leave the airport and am on the way either home or to whichever relative I’m staying with. (more…)
I taught English in Japan for two years before deciding to move on and teach English in Europe. It was a tough decision and quite honestly, I wanted to stay longer, but my boyfriend at the time didn’t! But I think I would have felt the same whenever I’d left, as I enjoyed my time there so much. (more…)
Today’s interview is with Kimi Sugiyama whose initial reaction to reverse culture shock was simply to buy another ticket and travel again. I can totally relate to that! (more…)