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Hey guys!
I'm doing a project in school about intercultural experiences and the question if it will ever be possible to fully accept and understand other cultures. Exchange students are the best people to ask for an answer cause that's what they experience every single day during their exchange year. Please do me a favor and fill out the questionnaire linked to this post. I would really appreciate it! You would help me a lot!
There are just a few questions which are easy to answer. just fill it out and send it to me as a private message!
Hope you are enjoying your year so far!

Questionnaire

1. What country are you from?


2. What country is/ was your exchange country?


3. What were your reasons/ intentions of going on an exchange?


4. Did you experience a culture shock when you first arrived in your exchange country?


5. What difficulties did you face during your stay?


6. What were the best experiences you made?


7. Did you have a problem with the cultural differences?


8. Were you able to fully understand your host country’s behavior and adapt to their culture?


9. Did others accept your cultural background or got offended by some of your actions?


10. Could you live in your host country for a longer period of time after your exchange?


11. What did you expect exchange to be like?


12. Did your host family or friends share their culture with you?


13. Did others ask you to answer questions concerning your home country and culture?


14. Would you do it again or recommend it to others?


15. Did your expectations get fulfilled?

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L. M.

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1. What country are you from?
Switzerland


2. What country is/ was your exchange country?
America

3. What were your reasons/ intentions of going on an exchange?
I wanted to face a totally new challenge and go on an adventure I couldn't plan.


4. Did you experience a culture shock when you first arrived in your exchange country?
Yes, it was very hard.


5. What difficulties did you face during your stay?
At the beginning I lived with a hostfamily that had very different beliefs and values than I have and I lived in the forest and felt isolated.


6. What were the best experiences you made?
Definitely drama club, school sports and New York


7. Did you have a problem with the cultural differences?
Yes, Americans are very surfaced people.


8. Were you able to fully understand your host country’s behavior and adapt to their culture?
I'm getting better at smalltalk because everybody does it here.

9. Did others accept your cultural background or got offended by some of your actions?
Yes and no


10. Could you live in your host country for a longer period of time after your exchange?
I think I could but I'd prefere to live in a bigger city or at the beach.

11. What did you expect exchange to be like?
fun


12. Did your host family or friends share their culture with you?
Yes they do. They show me the different food, animals and they tell me a lot about what's special here

13. Did others ask you to answer questions concerning your home country and culture?
Yes, they were very interested especially at the beginning.

14. Would you do it again or recommend it to others?
I would but only for 6 months and not for 10.


15. Did your expectations get fulfilled?
Until now they didn't. I'm three months here now.

Umfrage

1. What country are you from?
Germany


2. What country is/ was your exchange country?
USA

3. What were your reasons/ intentions of going on an exchange?
Discover a new culture

4. Did you experience a culture shock when you first arrived in your exchange country?
No not really

5. What difficulties did you face during your stay?
Host family change

6. What were the best experiences you made?
School spirit during soccer season

7. Did you have a problem with the cultural differences?
Yes, that they do not say what they think

8. Were you able to fully understand your host country’s behavior and adapt to their culture?
no

9. Did others accept your cultural background or got offended by some of your actions?
YES

10. Could you live in your host country for a longer period of time after your exchange?
Probably

11. What did you expect exchange to be like?
New experience

12. Did your host family or friends share their culture with you?
My first Host family no.
My second host family yes.
My friends yes

13. Did others ask you to answer questions concerning your home country and culture?
Yes

14. Would you do it again or recommend it to others?
Yes but probably a different organisation

15. Did your expectations get fulfilled?
Yes

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