You made some significant transitions when you moved from your home country to Adelaide, and you may experience a similar transition process when you return home.
Everyone will expect you to fit in straight away and not many people will anticipate your need for a period of adjustment. Most of you will experience some aspects of reverse culture shock upon returning home.
Research has shown that reverse culture shock is part of your international experience. It may be due to the different attitudes, values and perceptions you developed while studying in Adelaide. It is normal to experience these four stages of reverse culture shock.
Stage 1: Disengagement
Stage 2: Euphoria
Stage 3: Alienation
Stage 4: Gradual Readjustment
Flinders International, Level 1 of the Professional Services Building (enter from Student Hub, Level 1).
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