Sojourners, people who stay in a new country generally need to adjust and adapt into a new culture. I am experiencing it right now. Comforting from friends and trying to be open to new environment definitely helped. I want to share this video story to let more people know about this.
There are typical patterns that most people’s experiences will follow. Researches find a 4H model which a majority of sojourners experience. For many years, It is described as a U-curve. Recent years, it is described more of a W-curve because individuals often find themselves adjusting and adapting, and then adjusting and adapting again.
Interviewing some international students who have been studying, working and living in the U.S. for different period of time, I was able to revise my own experiences as well as listen to others stories. The process of sharing was interesting. I was happy that I chose this topic.