Reverse Culture Shock is a Lonely Experience

After Ilham’s year at Madison College as part of the Community College Initiative program, he knew to experience some reverse culture shock when he went home. But he wrote in to share how he wasn’t prepared for what it was really like to go back to Indonesia; in particular, he’s having trouble rekindling relationships with friends and family who don’t seem that interested in sharing his study abroad experience. Here’s what Ilham wasn’t ready to encounter, and what he thinks you should know to expect:


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