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AN ANALYSIS ON THE CULTURE SHOCK FACED BY OVERSEAS STUDENTS STUDYING IN INDONESIA

FITRIANY, (2012) AN ANALYSIS ON THE CULTURE SHOCK FACED BY OVERSEAS STUDENTS STUDYING IN INDONESIA. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Culture refers to something that belongs to society who uses the custom from the past time and continued to be their habit. Every country, island, and city have different culture because people who live in one place will live with their own way, their own habit and custom. So, when someone comes to other country or a new place they may face culture shock. Therefore, the researcher investigated the overseas students in Indonesia who came to Malang awarded 4-year study scholarship from University of Muhammadiyah Malang. In this study the researcher focused on the culture shocks faced by the overseas students and how they solved their problems during their stay in Malang. The study used descriptive qualitative design because the researcher wanted to describe the phenomena of culture shock faced by overseas students and how they solved their culture shock. The data were derived by interview. The subject of study was six overseas students. The research findings showed that the overseas students experienced culture shock on weather, public transportation and traffic, habit, and food. The weather of Malang was considered too cold. She always wore jacket when she went outside, wore a blanket and sock when she went to sleep and had warm water to take a bath in the morning. That was her ways to overcome her culture shock on weather. For public transportation and traffic, students were shocked on MalangÂ’s heavy traffic and the boredom of waiting the public transportation driver to run the car until it was full-seated. Firstly, they asked to the local people for the best place to get a public transportation which operated without needing to wait until the car was full-seated. Secondly, they also tried to compromise with the real situation of traffic system in Malang. For habit, particularly greeting, the overseas students were not accustomed to greet by shaking hands with the opposite sex; it is not allowed in their country. So, they always unite their two hands palms then put them in front of their chest when they met local people or Indonesian friends with the opposite sex as sign of greeting. While for the food, they were not used to Indonesian food, especially in Malang, which was sweet in taste, because in their country, Thailand, they used to salty, sour, and spicy taste. But they tried to accustom their taste buds to Indonesian food and tried to look for their favorite one. If they could not find the best one, they preferred to cook by themselves.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education (88203)
Depositing User: Mrs Ruli Alfi
Date Deposited: 30 May 2016 03:33
Last Modified: 30 May 2016 03:33
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/31011

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