Profiter de la vie: Coming back from a semester abroad
I was warned about culture shock when I left California to study in Bordeaux, France, for the fall semester. I was told I might feel disoriented and confused in my new European environment. When my program ended, I was reminded that I might experience reverse culture shock. But spending time with my family over winter break and seeing my friends for the first time in months, I felt at home, and I was convinced that I had escaped the anticipated reverse culture shock. I was wrong.