Cultural Shock is a new worrying concern for few immigrants. What are the few possible options to eradicate this?
Cultural setback is causing a panic in the minds of migrants when they reach the new country. Newcomers faces a lot of teething problems when they arrive in the foreign country in form of adjusting to new language, food habits, diverse laws, unfamiliar customs and religion. These hurdles can be overcome in different ways. In my opinion flexibility and adaptability with proper preparation and respecting the laws and customs of the land will help the immigrants to settle down fast in the new land.
Firstly, prior to leaving your native country one should get oneself acquainted with the new laws and customs of the foreign country. Moreover, learning the language of the visitor’s country would be an added advantage. It is commonly said that “When in Rome be like a Roman”. Adjusting to the new culture, climate and food habits will help the migrants to develop liking and enjoying the foreign culture. To illustrate this many immigrants from the Asian countries migrates to developed countries like Canada, U.S. They focus on their purpose and are not perturbed by anything else.
Secondly, the newcomers should immediately understand and follow the law of the land in order to keep themselves away from any trouble. Migrants can mix up with their own community people in the foreign country to ease down the initial stress.
Lastly, another sensitive issue is of “racism”, which the migrants can face in the foreign country. In that case the best solution is to face the situation with patience and then take the issue through a proper channel to the concerned authorities. For instance, in Australia few years back there were few incidents of racism, which were resolved peacefully with the intervention of authorities.
Finally, I would say that it is up to the attitude of the immigrants, how they would react to and imbibe the new customs and regulations. In any case, one can enjoy with a new lifestyle and live happily.
Contributed by Yogesh Parmar
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