Reverse Culture Shock – Returning To America From Japan

An American Woman Reflects On Differences

Reverse cultural shock – after being in Japan

1. Realizing your short. There are towering people in America.
2. Cultural diversity in America. Apparent in airport.
3. Returning to a place with a lot less structure. Work and play schedules are looser.
4. Americans are much larger and have junk food in shopping cart.
5. Convience, fast food prep, is more common in America.
6. Japan they take time to prepare a meal with fresh foods and the time spent with family to prepare the meal is an important part of the family time.
7. Space – more room for stuff in America. There is a lot more stuff being bought and then surrounding ourselves with it. Japan you give money but not stuff. People think twice about putting stuff in their apartments.
8. Outdoors in America is a big thing. But her Japanese husband does not know the smell of a skunk. Her husband is a city boy. There are activities planned for outside in Japan, but it is structured differently.

Video link courtesy Karan Singh


Exchange Students – #American Culture Shock

New To American – Culture Shock by Coca Xie

Asian student’s view of America by Coca Xie

No one goes to bed before 1 am.
Everyone wears shorts, no matter how cold it is.
Textbook prices are frightening.
Lit teacher surprised her by saying she could be called by first name.
Lots of partying and drinking.
Condoms sold in dorms.
Relationships not so much about friendship.
Holding hands with same-sex is taken as lesbianism.
US women are easy to pick up.
Americans put cheese on everything.
Serving sizes are three times bigger than at home.
Everyone is fat.
Crazy to have a buffet next to a gym.
We prefer strong flavor and spicey food.
When proposing, in Korea you’d say because XYZ, I love you. In America, you say, I love you… because XYZ.
“Rubber”s are erasers in China, not condoms…

Video link courtesy Stephanie Hernandez