Culture Shock Story a project by Meri Collazos


Culture Shock Story

Culture Shock Story is a collection of interviews with students about their experiences while living abroad. Some of the students are from the United States and others are international living in the United States. They responded to the same questionnaire and I built a new discourse from their responses.

During the interview participants will respond to a set of questions related to their experiences and are encouraged to play a game with a set of objects. You can watch the results in the 5 TOYS STORYTELLING link in the website menu.

That´s a collective Culture Shock Story  :)


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About Culture Shock:

"Culture shock is the difficulty people have adjusting to a new culture that differs markedly from their own." (

"Many of us are striving to produce a blend of all the cultures which seem today to be in clash with one another. No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive". -Mahatma Gandi

"Culture is a mold in which we are all cast and it controls our daily lives in many in suspected ways...Culture hides more than it reveals, and strangely enough, what it hides, it hides most effectively from it's own participants" -Edward T. Hall

"America is a poem in our eyes" -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow"-Lin Yutang