culture shock

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Sense of confusion, discomfort, disorientation, and uncertainty felt by those exposed to a different cultural environment.

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Due to travelling to a country much different than hers, Ellen experience a great deal of culture shock during her trip to Japan.
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Some times when people move to new areas or countries they may experience a culture shock and want to be familiarized with the environment.
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When I lived with my girlfriend in the Cuban section of South Miami, I experienced culture shock when I found that almost nobody there spoke English.
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