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How can you prepare to be immersed into a new culture before you go abroad?

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  • mentor picture Shannon Wilson
     
    Shannon Wilson
    Sales Representative
    Polymer Science, Inc.
    You can prepare to be immersed into a new culture by preparing an open mind. Observe your everyday...
    You can prepare to be immersed into a new culture by preparing an open mind. Observe your everyday activities at home. How do you greet others? What kinds of food do you eat? How do most of your classmates dress? What are the gender roles in your society? Once you identify some of your own cultural norms, you can start to get an idea of how other countries might have varying norms. Ask yourself how you might react to new foods, music, etc. Preparing yourself to keep an open mind is the best thing you can do before going abroad.
 
 
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