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Monday, 06 May 2013 22:17

New Website Addresses Culture Shock Issues

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An enterprising traveller has launched an online resource addressing the issue of Culture Shock.

Helene Rybol is half-French and half-German and grew up in Luxembourg. She then studied in the US and in London before spending the better part of the past 14 years moving and travelling around.

A few months ago she sat down and tried to figure out what she had learned over the course of the past 14 years and how to put that knowledge to good use. She also had a few conversations with friends who were struggling with the issue of culture shock, and reverse culture shock, and who came to her for advice. That's when she came up with the e-course idea and built a website around it.

The concept is to offer support and practical tips that people could use in a situation when they are experiencing culture shock, ie. when they are feeling overwhelmed and dealing with a lot of new information that influences them on multiple levels.

Helene intends to add more book reviews, travel workout suggestions, etc., depending on the level of interest and engagement experienced.

The Culture Shock Toolbox provides free resources (including an e-course) to help expatriates, international students and travelers adapt to a new country.

See www.cultureshocktoolbox.com for details.

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