Designed by Kent Trickel
Have you ever lived in a foreign country? Do you live in a country other than
your native country now? Do you remember your first days there? Did your
feelings change after those first few days?
It may not surprise you to find out that living in a foreign country
can be a difficult and rewarding experience. Most people go
through a process of adapting to the new culture called acculturation.
This process can be stressful at times, and it can be useful in dealing
with acculturation to understand the process and hear about others'
In this WebQuest, you will be a part of the Welcoming Committee that helps
new ESL students from other countries get
accustomed to life in the United States. You will learn about the stages of
culture shock that most people experience in a new environment. You
will also investigate advice for new residents and ideas for getting the
most out of the acculturation experience. In
addition, you will discuss your ideas with your classmates, and at the end of
the WebQuest, you and your classmates will work together to produce an
orientation presentation, webpage, or document to present to the new
The Big Question: What are the effects of living in a foreign
culture and how can you
get the most out of your experience by learning more about culture shock?
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