Culture Shock Vs. Reverse Culture Shock
ON SUNDAY I’ll be returning home to the U.S. for the first time in two years. I’ve been living abroad now for eight years this month and sometimes I can’t believe it, while other times it feels like time hasn’t changed at all. There’s this weird state of limbo in a life abroad, a sense that you have become a perpetual outsider, no longer quite who you were and yet still irrevocably yourself. Forever out of place and out of time.