American Culture

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Culture shock is a feeling you have when you move from one country to another and you do not understand the new culture. When you have culture shock, you may feel sad, scared or angry. You might miss your country and your culture. nyeem ntxiv

American Culture

Culture includes family, holidays, traditions, and how you communicate. American Culture is very focused on the idea of individualism. Qhov no txhais tau tias, American Culture is about if one person can be successful. nyeem ntxiv

American Values

Values are the things that people in a country care about. Americans value things that might be different than people valued in your country. Americans really value the idea of independence. This means people like to feel like they are free to do what they choose. nyeem ntxiv

Talking and Communicating

Americans talk in a direct way. This means they tell you what they think. When you talk to an American, it is important to look people in the eye. Learn how to talk to Americans and understand American communication. nyeem ntxiv

From the Community

welcoming refugeesMy first month in AmericaMy very first month in America was very hard. I was lost, confused, and scared. Anna, ib tug thoj nam tawg rog los ntawm Burma, writes about her first month in America.
Making American Friends: My experience integrating in the American societyMaking American Friends: My experience integrating in the American societyMaking American friends. This story is a real one and shows what is like meeting people from different cultures.
My First Month in America: Kuv Tsis Hais Kuv Lub NpeThe struggles refugees and immigrants face everydayWilson Kubwayo, a refugee, shares some of the greatest challenges he sees for newcomers. Learn the struggles refugees and immigrants face everyday.