'Culture Shock'

Updated: Dec 1, 2020




This extract is taken from an article titled ‘Coping with Culture Shock and Emotions’ written by Unite for Sight and published 8 February 2011.

The text has been localised with changes to dialectal features of spelling and punctuation.



Localised Extract

Travelling to a developing country is unlike travelling to other countries in the developed world – volunteers must be prepared for an emotional roller coaster. In an effort to examine the impact of international volunteer work on the volunteers themselves, globalisation and international development consultant Arif Jinha conducted an in-depth analysis of personal accounts of volunteer experiences. The following is a preview of some distressing emotions you may feel, as well as ways to cope.



Original Extract


Traveling to a developing country is unlike traveling to other countries in the developed world – volunteers must be prepared for an emotional roller coaster. In an effort to examine the impact of international volunteer work on the volunteers themselves, globalization and international development consultant Arif Jinha conducted an in-depth analysis of personal accounts of volunteer experiences. The following is a preview of some distressing emotions you may feel, as well as ways to cope.

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