Cultural Adaptation

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Many people will have some initial difficulties in adapting to a new environment, even if they have traveled to that country many times before. Cultural adjustment can subside quickly for some and last longer for others. It is helpful to understand some of the adjustment stages and recognize them as part of the normal adjustment process. It's also important to note that you can experience these in various orders and in different ways than others going through similar experiences.

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