After a year of living in South Korea we took a trip back home.

We weren’t sure what reverse culture shock would be like and while it wasn’t as bad as some people said it would be, there were definitely some things that made us do a double take.

Here are the top 7 areas where we experienced reverse culture shock!

Do you have any funny stories about reverse culture shock? What was going home like for you? Tell us your story in the comments!

Hi! Originally from Seattle, I had a longing to explore new places and so I’m now on a multi-year jaunt around the world. These days you can find me teaching English in South Korea and cowriting at

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2 thoughts on “Reverse Culture Shock After A Year In Korea”

  1. I’m so glad I found your website! I love the design and feel of your blog.

    I recently came back from a four-month stay in Spain and I definitely felt the reverse culture shock. Especially number four: it was very strange to see everything in the store labelled in Dutch again. I wasn’t used to understanding everything anymore.

    Either way, I’ve subscribed to your YouTube channel and I hope to see more of you very soon!

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