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culture shock

n.
A condition of confusion and anxiety affecting a person suddenly exposed to an alien culture or milieu.

culture shock

the psychological effect of a drastic change in the cultural environment of an individual. The person may exhibit feelings of helplessness, discomfort, and disorientation in attempting to adapt to a different cultural group with dissimilar practices, values, and beliefs.
A constellation of emotions including a sense of isolation, rejection and alienation which is experienced by a person or group when transplanted from a familiar to an unfamiliar culture—e.g., from one country to another; disorientation and confusion when visiting or relocating to culture different from one’s own

culture shock

Social medicine Feelings of isolation, rejection and alienation experienced by a person or group when transplanted from a familiar to an unfamiliar culture–eg, from one country to another; disorientation and confusion when visiting or relocating to culture different from one's own
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The event has been also picked to play a key role in the Commonwealth Games cultural programme, Cultureshock.
But its major highlight will be a two-week Merseyside residency by the Zimbabwean a cappella song and dance group Black Umfolosi, organised by the Citadel as part of Cultureshock, the arts strand of The Spirit of Friendship Festival of this summer's Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
Judges will decide which band will get to play at CultureShock Youth Arts Festival in Pickering in July.
I want the whole region to benefit from the Commonwealth Games and this campaign is designed to persuade visitors to spend a little longer in the region, exploring our beautiful countryside and vibrant cities and attending some of the hundreds of cultural events that will be taking place as part of the regions Cultureshock Festival.