Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Innovation 2020–Social, Humanity, and Education (ICoSIHESS 2020)

Culture Shock in a Study Abroad Program in an Indonesian Context

Authors
Arifah Mardiningrum, Annisa Larasati
Corresponding Author
Arifah Mardiningrum
Available Online 21 January 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210120.138How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Study Abroad (SA), Culture Shock, Sources of Culture Shock, Coping Strategies
Abstract

Facing different cultural aspects in a host country can result in a culture shock. The current study investigates the culture shock sources in a Study Abroad program and student participants’ strategies to cope with the sources’ shock. The study used a qualitative design and involved two students on a Study Abroad program in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The data collection was done through interviews and written reflective essays. The data showed that languages, foods, clothing, people’s character, handshake culture, and traffic became culture shock sources. In the meantime, strategies used to cope with it were categorized into tolerating, adapting, and seeking help. The study could give additional highlights to institutions organizing Study Abroad programs to prepare more effective support programs for the participating students.

Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

Download article (PDF)

Volume Title
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Innovation 2020–Social, Humanity, and Education (ICoSIHESS 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
21 January 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-317-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210120.138How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

Cite this article

TY  - CONF
AU  - Arifah Mardiningrum
AU  - Annisa Larasati
PY  - 2021
DA  - 2021/01/21
TI  - Culture Shock in a Study Abroad Program in an Indonesian Context
BT  - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Innovation 2020–Social, Humanity, and Education (ICoSIHESS 2020)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 297
EP  - 304
SN  - 2352-5398
UR  - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210120.138
DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210120.138
ID  - Mardiningrum2021
ER  -