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For my sociology research project I have explored culture shock the impact of moving from a familiar culture to one which is unfamiliar UKCOSA 20031 by analyzing sociological research on this topic and by conducting observational research within the Trinity university campus I propose that culture shock arises from a failure in the transmission of symbols from one individual to another when said individual enters the latters culture which is unfamiliar to himher Culture shock therefore is related to social groups and the way they interact rather than solely the individuals confined emotions Before we look into the sociological theories that explain and consequently provide solutions for culture shock we must analyze the problems encountered by international students abroad The results on previous research conducted by sociologists identify a series of obstacles that prevent sojourners from blending in easily and relating to their new surroundings Sociologists Schreier and Abramovitch 1996 studied international students abroad in Israel and found that the most recurring problems were adjusting to life in Israel 282 difficulty in finding accommodation 175 study problems 165 homesickness 155 and financial stress 50 Bochner and Furnham 1986 154 Schreiers and Abramovitchs research concludes that financial stress represents the greatest problem in adjusting to a new culture and it is followed by adjusting to a new life The authors of the book The Psychology of Culture Shock found that most of the sojourners obstacles arise when heshe attempts to establish interpersonal and intergroup relations They argue that overseas students face four types of problems as student sojourners they experience a range of difficulties that are common to other cross-cultural travelers such as insufficient linguistic and cultural skills prejudice discrimination homesickness and loneliness They also face pressures associated with the role of foreign ambassador in their interactions with host culture students They experience problems similar to those of local students including identity conflict related to personal development and the stressors associated with transition to a
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