Expats moving overseas or working abroad will almost certainly experience some degree of culture shock. Whether completely lost in translation, adapting to the frenetic pace of a big city, or struggling to get used to different systems of religion and politics, relocation takes some getting used to.
More than anything, expats overcoming culture shock will find there’s no such thing as a black-and-white comprehensive guide to the ins and outs of settling in. Acclimatisation exists in a permanent greyscale.
Peruse the following articles about cultural customs, eccentric etiquette and learning languages to better prepare for living or working overseas.