The most important thing to say about Spain in an article about softening culture shock is that it’s a wonderful country to visit and one shouldn’t expect to run into many problems or be overwhelmed by the difference in culture. Inevitably, however, certain details of Spanish life will vary from the background of students coming to study Spanish in the country, and it’s helpful to point out a few aspects that could prove surprising or disconcerting at first. Shopping and eating out A good thing to keep in mind about …CONTINUE READING