10. With this complete adjustment, you accept the food, drinks, habits and customs of the host country, and you may even find yourself preferring some things in the host country to things at home. You have now understood that there are different ways to live your life and that no way is really better than another, just different. Finally you have become comfortable in the new place.

My family emigrated from England to Canada when I was only 8 years old. Although you may think there was very little difference between Canada and England, I experienced many culture shocks.

One of the good things was that I noticed that I seemed to have two minds. I had two ways of looking at the world. It was almost as if my mind doubled, because I could see everything from two different points of view.