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Ingarihi hokiNo Ingarihi

Ka rite ki te whakarite koe ki te ahurea hou, kia haere koe i roto i wā rerekē te wahi ite koe ara rerekē. Part of the process is known as “ru ahurea.” Understanding about culture shock will help you accept the feelings and make it easier to adjust.

As you adjust to a new culture, you may go through different periods where you feel different ways. Part of the process is known as “culture shock.” Understanding about culture shock will help you accept the feelings and make it easier to adjust.

Culture shock infographic
Image courtesy of the Cultural Orientation Resource Center
Culture shock infographic
Image courtesy of the Cultural Orientation Resource Center

The picture above shows how people feel as they go through the stages of cultural adjustment. Kia titiro a ki te wāhanga i roto i te taipitopito atu.

The picture above shows how people feel as they go through the stages of cultural adjustment. Let’s look at the stages in more detail.

1. Ko te wāhanga taime

1. The honeymoon phase

A, no te tuatahi tae koutou i roto i te USA, kia ongo'i koe hari, me te oaoa. kia whai rota o ngā whāinga me ngā tūmanako mō te mea e pa i roto i to outou oraraa hou koe. Kua pea koe i tatari ki te haere mai ki a Amerika mo te wa roa. You may have heard lots of great things about the USA. titau koe e ka hohoro whiwhi koe i te mahi pai, whai i te whare pai, and earn English. kia koe io, engari e titiro atu koe ki nga mea hou katoa i roto i Amerika.

When you first arrive in the USA, you may feel happy and excited. You may have lots of goals and expectations for what will happen in your new life. You have probably been waiting to come to America for a long time. You may have heard lots of great things about the USA. You expect that you will quickly get a good job, have a nice house, and earn English. You may be nervous, but you look forward to all the new things in America.

2. Ko te wāhanga ahurea ru

2. The culture shock phase

I roto i tenei wā wā, kia tīmata koe ki te ite pouri me te pouri. kia tīmata koe ki te ite riri. kia ite koe mataku ranei te tino mahue koutou whenua te kāinga.

During this time period, you may start to feel upset and sad. You may start to feel angry. You might feel scared or really miss your home country.

Ki te kore koe e korero Ingarihi, te wāhanga ahurea ru e taea muri i te wa roa. No te tauturu ia koe i roto i tenei wa, kia tamata koe i tou tikanga ki te whakatau i ētahi atu rerenga, me te kitea toa e hoko koutou kai tuku iho.

If you do not speak English, the culture shock phase can last a long time. To help you during this time, you should try to meet other refugees from your culture and find stores that sell your traditional food.

Tohu o te ahurea ru ngā:

Signs of culture shock include:

  • helplessness
  • thinking that everything is dirty
  • feeling afraid
  • riri
  • boredom
  • sleeping too much
  • helplessness
  • thinking that everything is dirty
  • feeling afraid
  • anger
  • boredom
  • sleeping too much

kia tīmata koe ki te whakaaro e he whakamataku tikanga American ranei e kore koutou e rite tetahi mea e pā ana ki Amerika. Koa mohio e ko he wāhanga noa mō ngā iwi katoa e noho ana i roto i ngā ahurea hou tenei. I te pae hopea, ka neke koe ki te wā i muri mai. Ki te kore koe e nuku i runga i, a ite tonu koutou pouri riri ranei, you may need some extra help, and you should talk to your caseworker about it. Ka rite ki te rerenga, kua koe i roto i nga mea pakeke maha, me te ko reira tika katoa ki te hiahia āwhina anō.

You may start to think that American culture is terrible or that you do not like anything about America. Please know that this is a common phase for all people living in new cultures. Eventually, you will move to the next phase. If you do not move on, and you still feel sad or angry, you may need some extra help, and you should talk to your caseworker about it. As a refugee, you have been through many hard things and it is all right to need extra help.

3. Ko te wāhanga whakaritenga

3. The adjustment phase

I muri i te tahi mau wā, you will hopefully move past the culture shock phase and you will begin to adjust to life in the USA. You start to understand the reality of what life will be like in a new country. You may decide to take a low-paying job because it will help your family. Ka timata koe ki te ako i te reo Ingarihi. E pea tīmata koe ki te whai i te mahi. tīmata Life ki te ite noa.

After some time, you will hopefully move past the culture shock phase and you will begin to adjust to life in the USA. You start to understand the reality of what life will be like in a new country. You may decide to take a low-paying job because it will help your family. You will begin to learn English. You are probably starting to have a routine. Life begins to feel normal.

One common challenge during this time period is that your children may be adjusting to life in the USA more quickly than you are. Ko te tino noa tenei, engari i reira e mea e nehenehe e rave e koe ki te āwhina i a koutou tamariki noho tūhono ki tou ahurea kāinga.

One common challenge during this time period is that your children may be adjusting to life in the USA more quickly than you are. This is very common, but there are things you can do to help your children stay connected to your home culture.

4. Ko te wāhanga pāwhaitua

4. The integration phase

Ko te wāhanga whakamutunga o te whakatikatikanga ahurea tenei. I roto i tenei wa, ka timata Amerika ki te ite rite te kāinga. Ka tīmata koe ki te ite rite no koutou i konei. inaianei koe e taea e uru wāhanga o te ahurea American ki ngā wāhanga o to koutou tikanga. He pea mea koe tino rite e pā ana ki te United States me mea e koe poihere tino i to koutou whenua te kāinga. Ka taea e ngāwari e koe te whakatere i to outou oraraa o te mahana i roto i te United States. pea i koe etahi hoa American, me etahi hoa e he manene, me rerenga hoki. Na ko te wa ki te haere tonu ki te whakapai ake i to koutou mātauranga. You may choose to become an American citizen.

This is the final phase of cultural adjustment. During this time, America will begin to feel like home. You will start to feel like you belong here. You can now mix parts of American culture with parts of your culture. There may be things you really like about the United States and things you really treasure from your home country. You can easily navigate your daily life in the United States. You probably have some American friends and some friends who are also immigrants and refugees. Now is the time to continue to improve your education. You may choose to become an American citizen.

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