Migration is at current height these days. People are meeting new people, and are facing new problems, which is countered by adaption and resiliency.
People are meant to communicate with other people. In this respect, one of the challenges that migrants encounter is language barrier. It is harder to get along with most if a person does not understand its surroundings. This could result to problems like getting lost in a complex city, or worse eating something that is not edible. While it would be tedious, there is no better solution than to study the language of your host country. Being able to learn, with at least the basic, of the people around one gives a chance to make a friendly environment and a sense of belongingness.
In a state of culture shock, one may interpret everything that one’s current vicinity is dangerous, or potentially harmful. When people move to new cities or countries they can be overwhelmed with the difference of practices and norms. This encounter could yield to various levels of anxiety depending on their knowledge of the culture, and perception of uniqueness. One may say that formulation of strategies is inevitable and human instinct, but it seemingly stands out that respect comes most appropriate in these cases. If one delineates its territory of influence, then he or she should be able to understand people work in various ways. Respect entails broadening of horizon, and surprisingly this could lead improvement to one’s behavior in term of interpersonal relations. Personally, I was, at first, offended when a certain French guy alternatingly kissed me on the cheek three times, then I understood it was not a way of taking advantage but their form of greeting, and I respected that.
Being ready, by means of upgrading knowledge in language and culture, before even moving addresses could help lessen the stress one would carry in migrating. Challenges are present everyday, and so much more with being in a new place for everything around is not so familiar, where bringing your values intact would aid to the various relationships you would form.