CULTURE SHOCK: A Fish Out Of Water
The Five Stages of Culture Shock
1. Kalvero Oberg was one of the first writers to identify five distinct stages of culture shock. He found that all human beings experience the same feelings when they travel to or live in a different country or culture. He found that culture shock is almost like a disease: it has a cause, symptoms, and a cure.
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"A fish out of water" is a metaphor for someone who feels uncomfortable in a new or unusual situation.
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