Culture Shock Absorber

Subgroup Size

Entire group


1 hour

External Cost


Lesson Plan


Activity adapted by:

Ogden, A (2009). Culture shock absorber. UK Education Abroad Faculty Toolkit.


The origin of the original activity is unknown.

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. "Develop greater awareness of multiple perspectives on intercultural encounters." 2. "Recognize the various categories of automated thoughts and identify [their] own style of reacting to intercultural differences." 3. "Moderate group openness to actively learning about culture-specific patterns of interpersonal interactions" (Ogden, 2009).