Which leads us deftly to my first experience of reverse culture shock. This happens when you return after having spent a long time away from home.
Culture Shock vs. Reverse Culture Shock
Stephen M. Tomic

My reverse culture shock has always been worse than the initial culture shock. I’ve come to believe that it’s because, when you go abroad, you kind of expect things to be different and seemingly nonsensical, you expect that feeling of otherness. Once you’ve returned home, however, it’s quite a shock to find that, hey, those feelings of otherness and confusion exist here, too.

When you’re abroad, nothing makes any sense and yet it does; at home, everything makes sense, and so it doesn’t.

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