Red Sea Newsletter
21st June 2004
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Shock - What
to Expect When You Relocate
moving across the world or across the country, culture
shock presents one of the most unique and complex
transitions we can face in our lives. Culture shock
is associated with stress, anxiety, confusion and
feelings of being lost or out of place. It affects
the way we think about ourselves and others, the way
we interact and how we handle our emotions. When relocating,
"expect the unexpected".
term "culture shock" was originally used
in the 1950s to describe the physical and emotional
discomforts often produced when a person moves from
one cultural environment to another. There are several
stages to culture shock :
Honeymoon or Euphoric stage - As
imagined, this is the time period just before and
just after the move when everything is new and exciting.
Energy and enthusiasm are high and it feels, for the
most part, like a holiday.
Irritability/Hostility or Disintegration stage - During
this stage, there can be strong feelings of dissatisfaction
and difficulty as any original excitement turns into
discomfort. This stage can be recognised for difficulties
in communication, impatience, anger, sadness and a
feeling of incompetence.
Adjustment stage - A
sense of direction as well as a sense of humour begins
to re-emerge and the person may begin to feel a certain
Adaptation stage - This
stage is signified by a feeling of increasing confidence
and a sense of belonging. The individual will find
that many of the customs, habits and cultural practices
are easily adopted and integrated.
Re-entry shock - When
returning to the "starting point", people
often experience "reverse culture-shock"
whereby re-adjusting to the old culture is as hard
as, if not more difficult than, the original move.
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Dictates Terms to Egypt Air for Three Hours
mouse, which boarded an Egypt Air aircraft heading
to London, caused panic among passengers and
delayed the flight for about three hours. The
mouse ran along the aisles of the Airbus minutes
before takeoff. Frightened passengers jumped
out of their seats and ran to one end of the
aircraft to escape it. Airport workers and cleaners
failed to catch the mouse and passengers were
transferred to another aircraft.
Band BLUE to Stage Largest Rock Concert in Egypt
Top boy band, Blue, is next month to stage Egypt's
biggest ever rock concert.
band will perform on July 2 at Media Production
City on the outskirts of Cairo, before an expected
audience of 20,000 people.
released their debut single in 2001 and shot
to fame with "All Rise". They have
had two No 1 albums, three No 1 singles, two
BRIT Awards, and sold five million albums.
Children During an International Move
Let's face it - most children hate to
move. The long-term benefits of international
mobility - including language skills,
cross-cultural understanding and friendships
with people around the world - may outweigh
the drawbacks over the long term, but
children aren't thinking about that when
it's time to leave their friends and adjust
to a new school and culture. Here are
a few ideas that may help ease the transition:
Keep communication channels open. Hold
family meetings about the move. Accept
and acknowledge negative feelings, and
take your child's questions and fears
seriously. Emphasize that you will face
challenges as a family. After the move,
stay attuned to your children's feelings
over time, even if they seem to adjust
well at first. Remember that family members
may hit peaks and valleys of adjustment
at different times. Seek out help if anyone
in your family seems depressed, or if
your child can't seem to adjust to a new
school after several months.
Give children a feeling of control wherever
possible. Find ways to let them help with
the move and make a few decisions themselves.
Let them pack their own suitcase or backpack
with their most important possessions.
Research your new country's culture, food,
history, geography and tourist attractions
effectively. Talk to several people who
are familiar with the schools you are
considering, since opinions vary widely.
Ask your colleagues or an expatriate group
to help you find families willing to communicate
with you before you arrive.
Maintain continuity. Take pets with you
if possible. Maintain family routines
and traditions throughout the move, and
consider adding new ones to provide stability
amid the chaos of the transition.
Emphasize your connections with the rest
of the world. Keep children in touch with
extended family and faraway friends through
phone calls, e-mails, instant messaging,
letters and visits in both directions.
Consider setting up a personal website
where your children can share their international
experiences with family and friends.
Make your new home a great place to be.
Give children something to look forward
to after the move, such as a new activity,
privilege or possession. Carry things
with you to make your new home interesting
and fun, such as art and craft supplies,
music players and posters. After you arrive,
be proactive in helping your child find
new friends - seek out other families,
and invite them over even if your home
isn't set up yet.
Above all, look for fun things to do as
a family in your new environment as soon
as you arrive. Take the time to enjoy
the adventure together!
Excerpt taken from www.expatfocus.com
(upper floor) in Kafr El Gouna, El Gouna
resort. Two bedrooms, 1 full bathroom,
1 guest bathroom, open kitchen, large
reception, balcony. Overlooks the sea
and Club House. Including A/Cs and possibly
almost new furniture. Please call :
010 500 0625.
Dive Club, Sharm El Sheikh, is looking
for an Assistant
Operations Manager to join our
experienced management staff. The successful
candidate must be:
• A native German speaker fluent
in English. Other languages an advantage.
• An experienced & renewed
PADI instructor with at least 300 certifications
• Highly motivated with a commitment
to customer service
• A skilled communicator with
exceptional organizational skills
• Available for a minimum of three
Management experience preferred but
not essential. Work experience in the
Red Sea an advantage. Salary Package
on application. Applications with C.V.&
Photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by fax +20 69 600 601
El Gouna, is looking for a female
from overseas who can speak &
read English or an Egyptian English
Teacher. For an appointment please
call: 012 393 4407 or 065 549702/03
- Home in El Gouna.
Looking to purchase or
rent a villa/house in El Gouna. Furnished
or unfurnished. Please contact: Wendy
012 243 9945
Dive Club & Hotel is looking for
2 young, dynamic SALES
PERSONS to join our busy Reservation
Office in Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai.
The applicants must have: Minimum 2
years travel sales experience /Ability
to work within a team/Excellent communications
skills/Basic computer skills –
MS word, Excel, Outlook/Licensed to
Scuba Dive/ Native English with a 2nd
language preferred/ Native German with
English requested. Please send applications
by Email to: email@example.com,
or call 069/600 046.
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