Coping, Adjusting, & Developing

No matter if you studied abroad at a Japanese school, spent the first half of your life in here, or have never been here before, everyone will experience some form of culture shock and have an adjustment period (or two or three or twelve). For many JETs, this job is their first (or one of  their first) straight out of university, adding to the extra difficulties of adjusting to life as an adult.

Remember you are always welcome to consult with any of the PAs when you have problems, big or small. Here are some further resources on how to deal with whatever comes at your in this period of your life:

Coping with culture shock

JET Program Culture Shock: Culture Shock Can Be Tough, But Understanding It Doesn’t Have To Be

7 Ways to Mentally Cope With Moving Abroad

10 Unexpected Realities Of Living Abroad I Wish I’d Prepared For

I’m Traveling — Why Am I Having A Bad Time?

Social Skydiving in Japan

17 Ways To Make A Small Room Feel So Big

Coping with being an early adult (or just life)

51 Of The Most Powerful Pieces Of Advice From Books

Coping with relationships

Relax: You Are Going To Fall In Love Again

6 Healthy Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Toxic

105 Long Distance Relationship Activities

Websites frequently referenced above:

Mark Mason (living abroad, relationships, development as an early adult)