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Adapting To A New Culture?
노윤섭  2008-09-23 21:45:41, 조회 : 2,242, 추천 : 217

Topic: When people move to new countries, they should follow the customs there. Do you agree or disagree? Use the specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

Each and every person all over the world has their respective cultures. A country’s culture is unique and very different from those of other countries. Thus, the harmonious blend of the cultures is usually a hard thing to happen. However, there are people who are trying to keep their very own culture when they move to another country. This could make them feel more alienated from the country that they have immigrated to, since they reject the new culture and substitute their own.

‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do’. This is a very well-known proverb which means that in order to adjust to the new country, you have to follow the country’s rules and cultures. Adapting yourself to the new custom could be a key to living easier in a new country. For example, when I went to Australia, I learned a lesson. When a person is in a new circumstance, and when he or she sticks to what they have been doing previously, that person won’t be a favorable person. For me, I didn’t look at people while we were communicating. This is a Korean custom, which means that it is rude for people to look at them right into their eyes. However, it was different for Australian people. I had to do the exact opposite while I was talking or listening to them. Though it was hard, adapting myself to the culture I have never experienced allowed me to get along well with Australians.

Also, having a diverse experience of different cultures could be useful. For instance, for professors who are giving lectures and presentations, he or she could utilize a custom of a specific country. This could be a very helpful thing, since it draws the students’ attention and interest at once. Also, when a person is applying for a job, expressing your experience of another country and the cultures that you have learned will be able to give others a good impression of you. There are thousands of more situations in which you could apply your personal experience. It will help you to leave good impressions with people wherever you go.

In conclusion, I agree to the idea that a person has to follow the customs of other countries. It enables a person to adjust better to a new environment, and also a person could have a chance to actually make use of it. Based on my experience, I suggest everyone should accept the changes. Instead of rejecting them, following the new ways could be a beneficial thing.


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