There are no fixed symptoms ascribed to culture shock as each person is affected differently.
Transition shockCulture shock is a subcategory of a more universal construct called transition shock. Transition shock is a state of loss and disorientation predicated by a change in one's familiar environment which requires adjustment. There are many symptoms of transition shock, some which include:
- excessive concern over cleanliness and health
- feelings of helplessness and withdrawal
- glazed stare
- desire for home and old friends
- physiological stress reactions
- getting "stuck" on one thing
- excessive sleep
- compulsive eating/drinking/weight gain
- stereotyping host nationals
- hostility towards host nationals
how she overcome the situation.