Feeds Topics Living Abroad How difficult is it assimilating to a new culture in a new country?

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    Ekene Anekwe
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    I don’t know about a lot of y’all but leaving everyone I know back in Nigeria and relocating to Mauritius where I know nobody. It was a bit difficult becoming one with the cultures I found myself wandering most time and learning new things. I would like to know how it was for you guys.

  • How difficult is it assimilating to a new culture in a new country?

    Ekene Anekwe updated 3 years ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
  • Michael

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    May 17, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    Moving to Germany was relatively easy for me, because part of my family was already here.

    In addition to that, I think been an open-minded person helped also; I was open to the German language & culture, work ethics, study style and generally to making new friends.

    The language was relatively easy for me to learn in a short time, and once you understand the language, life becomes a lot easier for you.

    Not forgetting the importance of networking and connecting with people who have what you are looking for.
    @Gentle and @Williams20 how was it like relocating to Germany for you guys?

  • Ekene Anekwe

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    May 18, 2021 at 6:23 am

    @Wohks thanks for your reply. Well I would say I am open-minded and what you said is all truth. I think it was just a bit difficult for me because I didn’t have anyone here. But so far so good I have come to love their culture and speak their language and that has really made my stay here very interesting and pleasant. I even get discounts now and then when they realise I am from another country and speak their language and that has been a big help?. Thanks once again for your input

    • Michael

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      May 18, 2021 at 9:41 am

      Lol 🙂

      Discount for speaking their language?

      Must be nice – never heard something like that before.

      What language do they speak – French? And how long have you been staying there?

      • Ekene Anekwe

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        May 20, 2021 at 6:26 am

        Yes o I get discounts in the market, public transport and other places.
        A typical Mauritian speaks:
        English
        French
        Creole and
        Hindi

        But their official language is English and French

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