Understanding culture stress and disorientation

Coping with culture shock

This diagram illustrates two paths that one can take in cross-cultural encounters. One path helps a person get through "culture shock." The other path tends to make it worse. [ Animated version of this diagram ]

Cultural adjustment

Diagram used by permission from Duane Elmer's Cross-Cultural Connections (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press), 72).

     -- Howard Culbertson


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