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Adapting to a new culture is not easy. When you move abroad, especially when the culture is very different from your own, you will be frustrated.
The best thing about living abroad and adapting to a new culture is what you make of it! It can be the best experience of your lifetime, or it can be unbearable and all you want to do is go home.
Living abroad and experiencing a different culture is an adventure and a challenge, and most likely the most exiting time of your life. You have to become independent and adjust to this new culture and all this without the support and help of your friends and family. This is quite a big change.
Do not assume anything and jump to conclusions!
When you move abroad, whether it is for an internship abroad, study abroad or because you found a great job abroad, it will be a big change in your life, and you should be prepared for this change and accept it.
Learn to work with the culture not against it!
Instead of working against the culture, you are much better off, when you try to find its strengths and how to get the best results, even if the method of achieving these results are different.
When you are adapting to a new culture, always keep in mind that you can also learn a lot from the other cultures. Every culture has unique approach on solving problems, communicating or dealing with life in general, so why not use this to your advantage and learn from it?
When you have a frustrating experience, calm down and remind yourself, that you should be open to other ways of doing things. After all, you are a guest and, you are the foreigner.
People have a different perspective and do things differently in other cultures.