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ISBN13: 9781857882926
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A straightforward handbook on the challenges of moving to a new country—including culture shock, stereotyping, misperceptions, and misunderstandings—Survival Kit for Overseas Living gives readers the tools needed to overcome the obstacles associated with overseas living. Those traveling abroad will be able to bridge cultural divides and openly explore the mysteries of culture.

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An indispensable handbook to a rewarding and successful experience overseas.

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The Indispensable guidebook to traveling, living, and studying abroad.

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In this updated trade edition of a bestselling classic, the ever growing market of sojourners living and working abroad will soon discover why Kohls's experienced wisdom has stood the test of time. This "Survival Kit" is the indispensable handbook to a rewarding and successful experience overseas, whether one is staying a month or for a lifetime.

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thestationaryhobo, September 17, 2010 (view all comments by thestationaryhobo)
I never had much of a problem with culture shock. Maybe it was because I went to Haiti when I was in 8th grade. Maybe I never really struggled with culture shock because I love it when the unexpected happens.

However, I have seen many people who really struggled with culture shock. I remember an English Lit teacher my first year in Mexico City who said at a school-sponsored pizza party “Every morning I wake up I wonder if I am going to die.” I remember seeing people crying because they were just plain frazzled. I saw people depressed the moment the walked off the airplane at the end of Christmas break. Culture Shock can be a real heartache for some.

I just finished L.Robert Kohl’s Survival Kit for Overseas living – For Americans Planning to Live and Work Abroad and highly recommend it for someone about to go through their first or second living abroad experience. The book is filled with not just abstract “People are different” explanations but practical exercises to help the reader deal with the overwhelming transition to another country.

For example Chapter 13 “Know thy Host Country” lists out 9 “information gathering areas” to help you figure out what drives the culture you are in. Chapter 14 lists out 47 questions for you to revisit and fill in as you learn.

I have seen how culture shock can turn nasty and ruin someone’s experience overseas. If your going abroad then why risk it? Read L.Robert Kohl’s Survival Kit for Overseas living – For Americans Planning to Live and Work Abroad and highly and read it slowly. I never had much of a problem with culture shock. Maybe it was because I went to Haiti when I was in 8th grade. Maybe I never really struggled with culture shock because I love it when the unexpected happens.

Kevin P www.stationaryhobo.com
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781857882926
Author:
Kohls, L. Robert
Publisher:
Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Author:
Kohls, L. Robert
Author:
Kohls, Robert L.
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Intercultural communication
Subject:
Reference - Guides (General)
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Handbooks & Manuals
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - General
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
FS-135-00
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 12.5 oz

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Product details 208 pages Nicholas Brealey Publishing - English 9781857882926 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An indispensable handbook to a rewarding and successful experience overseas.
"Synopsis" by ,
The Indispensable guidebook to traveling, living, and studying abroad.
"Synopsis" by , In this updated trade edition of a bestselling classic, the ever growing market of sojourners living and working abroad will soon discover why Kohls's experienced wisdom has stood the test of time. This "Survival Kit" is the indispensable handbook to a rewarding and successful experience overseas, whether one is staying a month or for a lifetime.
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