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Surviving Riyadh

Ten Steps To Overcome Culture Shock

10 Steps to Overcome Culture Shock


1. Learn everything about the culture as soon as possible.

2. Minimize frustrations by taking an interest in others. Help someone who is newer to the alien culture.

3. Avoid negative people and seek out those who are positive, who understand and appreciate the culture.

4. Acquire knowledge and new skills.

5. Learn the language and use it as soon as possible.

6. Don’t make judgments and maintain a positive attitude.

7. Be patient and look, listen and learn.

8. Always remember that certain behaviors and actions have different meaning in different countries.

9. Always try new and different things.

10. Relax and enjoy the process of adapting and learning about the culture of others.

Keywords: culture shock, culture, shock, skills, knowledge

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