Communication and knowledge of foreign culture have a crucial role in modern age. However, verbal communication alone is not sufficient for communication Knowledge of non-verbal communication is also required since it may have an even more significant impact on achieving a positive outcome in communicaion. People should learn about different cultures of communication, especially when leaving their country, or intending to live in a foreign country where they are expected to encounter different customs, traditions and cultures.
The purpose of graduation thesis is to research and present how familiar people are with culture of communication in selected countries, and how strongly they experienced culture shock after emigration from their native land. The survey has been conducted by means of interviewing method.
The survey results indicate that most of participants are well acquainted with cultures of communication in selected countries. They know man other customs, conventions and types of communication. It is therefore concluded that people are well acquainted with communication culture, and that, before leaving to foreign country, they learn about their traditions and customs. The survey results on culture shock results have shown that most of the participants experienced the culture shock in the county they have moved to. On average, the culture shock has affected more women than men.
It is recommended that people pay even closer attention to learning both verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as to prepare appropriately for leaving their country. That means to read different books on appropriate behavior, traditions, customs and cultures in different countries, or to participate in certain trainings related to this topic. For those who intend to stay in the country, it is recommended to adapt to the new environment as much as possible, to find new friends and to adapt the life in new environment.