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Workshop Culture Shock: Diagnosis and Remedy at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

On Thursday, June 30, 2022, the workshop "Culture Shock: Diagnosis and Remedy" was held for Ukrainian refugees who had to flee their homeland to Germany due to the war. The workshop was held at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences as part of the research project "Promoting intercultural and refugee-specific competence for refugees and host societies during the Russia-Ukraine crisis".

The goal of the workshop is to equip participants with the knowledge to recognize symptoms of culture shock and reduce the negative consequences of culture shock. It also aims to build skills that will help them adapt more quickly and smoothly to their new sociocultural environment and master intercultural contact situations.

The workshops were attended by 10 Ukrainian war refugees who fled to Germany in March 2022 because of the war in Ukraine.