Culture Shock with Repatriation in the USA

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Culture Shock with Repatriation in the USA


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Old 8th July 2019, 12:37 AM
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I moved back to the USA from the Philippines in January, and I'm still going through culture shock.

The language has changed (with so many new slang words/expressions).

TV has changed... cable boxes have been replaced by streaming with Roku TV (and Roku boxes).

Plus, apartments are being built with much smaller rooms than the older apartment buldings that I remember.

Thomas Wolfe famously said: "You can't go home again."

I finally appreciate what he meant, since when you go back there, (almost) everything has changed.

Overall, even with all of the changes, I'm thrilled to be back home.
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Totally get what you mean. I left the UK in 1995 and now live in the US. Any time I go back to the UK now I feel like a tourist. I have to look at coins (which have all changed) to work out how much I am paying. This brings odd looks as I still have my british accent.
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I'm due to go back to the US in a year after living in Argentina for almost 3 years and I'm a little bit nervous about the first few months.
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Please have no worries. Adusting back to the US should only take a few weeks for you.

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I'm due to go back to the US in a year after living in Argentina for almost 3 years and I'm a little bit nervous about the first few months.
It depends on exactly where you're headed, your circumstances while living abroad and so many other things. Just don't expect to be "returning" back to everything as it was when you left. More like moving to another country again - but one you have some familiarity with.

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