When studying abroad in Florence, Italy or wherever you decided to start your journey, you will experience a certain level of cultural shock. It differs from student to student but, know that you are not alone.
Students studying in Florence briefly talk about their cultural shock and how the adjusted to the Italian culture. One student, Andre Rodriguez,from Brazil shares how he initially felt when he arrived and talks about his thoughts when returning to his home country, brazil. Other students, from the Netherlands and a non-traditional student from the United States point out differences from their home country and how they were able to navigate through them.
If you are experiencing cultural shock while abroad, it is important to remember that you are not alone, and there are things that you can do so that you can enjoy your time abroad to the fullest.