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Journal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.9, No. 01)

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Page : 424-430

Keywords : Cultural Shock International Students Indonesian Culture;

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International students desire to learn languages and cultures from a different place is increasing in this millennial era. Many kinds of programs are available, one of them through the Darmasiswa program. This program offered to all international students in some countries which have diplomatic relation with Indonesia to study Indonesian language, art, and culture for a year. Therefore, this study will discuss and explain some cultural shocks faced by Darmasiswa students in Makassar, Indonesia. This research was a descriptive qualitative method, and the populations of this research were 5 Darmasiswa students in Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar from Madagascar, Japan, Poland, and Sudan. The researchers have done interviewed all Darmasiswa students to collect the data. The results show that there were some cultural shocks experienced by Darmasiswa students, such as some funniest things they have experienced, like the manner of eating, various Indonesian cuisine, the friendliness of Indonesian people, and Indonesian women that are allowed to drive a motorbike. Therefore, almost foreigners will surely find some culture shock, but the most important is adjusting and trying to understand the different things they find in a foreign country and always be positive.

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