How to accustom abroad, or your nobleness, madam Chuzhbina!
Even if you gather, for a long time or forever, to the country of the dream and are not located to be homesick, train yourself for long cultural shock. Take with yourself books, disks with favourite music and movies in the native language. And still take which - what bagatelles that will help you to feel “ houses “: let`s tell, a cup, a cloth, a towel, habitual for you. Do not forget the photo of close people and favourite streets. You remember ancient custom - to take in the road a sack with the native earth? Here and you stock up with the “ svyatynkam “.
In the very first days after arrival buy the big, detailed map of the city where you should live, and hang up it at yourself on a wall. It will help to orient on the new place. Find for consulate of the country and if is, its cultural center or club of compatriots somewhat quicker. Nobody will teach knowledge of life in others country better, than your fellow countryman living in this region. Look for fellow countrymen, now they are everywhere. Even if “ abroad “ welcomed you very much, not to do all the same without native speech, without communication with people of your mentality and the national holidays it should be noted with someone... It is possible to find compatriots and on the Internet.
Of course, it is better to learn language in advance, even before moving. But if you were not in time - it does not matter. Being in the language environment, you already through two - will be able to communicate three months at the household level. It if not to be engaged specially, not to look in the textbook or the dictionary. And if with the textbook, especially - exorcise that to the computer training program also in a month; everything depends on your eagerness. Though it is the best of all to go, of course, to a local language course for foreigners.
To you it is not necessary to pursue in the very first days on the new place impressions, to seek to study the city or especially the country “ in a volley “. So you quickly exhaust the forces, both sincere and corporal; opening tire. Slowly - here a keyword for everyone who gets used to live far from the homeland. Really to get accustomed here, not months are necessary even, and it is rather years.
If you often feel awkwardly, is held down or to horror all suddenly begins to anger you in this others world - orders, language, behavior of locals - do not panic, it will pass. Cultural shock is so shown; it is not easy, but also is not infinite. It is very important to understand that nobody will adapt to you here. Accept this country and a way of life of its people such as is. Quiet interest, inquisitiveness - the most advantageous strategy. What more you will ask and remember, rather will accustom. Try not to condemn foreign customs even in thoughts (especially aloud!) you will not understand yet why here it was so moved.
Then, learn to find in unusual the good parties! For example, in the Arab countries at a table take food hands - and from the general dish. That! If to you was brought to have dinner at hospitable Mohammedans, you should not disdain and afflict owners especially as east dishes are very tasty. Perhaps, will seem to you soon that is hands much more conveniently.
By the way, about food. For many immigrants the foreign food becomes a heartrending experience. Perhaps, it is necessary to grieve for darling soups and salads if any the products, necessary for them, do not appear on sale anywhere. You learn to adapt foreign food for the tastes; but everything is even more important - to fall in love with a local cuisine. At least because products what in this country are used every day by most of the population, are always available and cheap. Try, and you will get used.
Comprehending life of other people, is never necessary and “ to be recoloured “ well matched to a new environment. The fact that you will live from now on, let us assume, in France or in Japan, does not mean at all that it is necessary to turn into the Frenchman or the Japanese. All the same nobody will manage it and what for? Remain by itself, do not hesitate of the accent, do not abuse the homeland anywhere, it is proud you tell the truth about the nationality and religion. Any society will accept those who behave quite so with respect and kind interest.