And speaking of the first few months…Everyone experiences culture shock in some form or another. Culture shock is an individual’s first reaction to an uncertain and different environment. ‘Culture’ is the new way of life to which you are being exposed; ‘shock’ is your physical and emotional response to that different way of life. In every country of the world, people share a particular view about living. When you move to a new country, that view may be radically different from what you are used to. Try to understand the host country perspective. Always keep this in mind however: in matters of culture, there is no right or wrong, only different.

Tips: Develop a tolerance for ambiguity and frustration by being flexible as things do not always go smoothly. Be open towards the new culture and accept the challenges that a developing Asian country presents