American culture

Culture shock

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. Read more

American behavior

Learn some things to say and do so you can adjust to American culture and behavior. Read more

American values

Read about the things that are important to Americans, such as independence, privacy and equality. Read more

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. Read more

From the Community

welcoming refugeesMy first month in AmericaMy very first month in America was very hard. I was lost, confused, and scared. Anna, a refugee from 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: I Could Not Pronounce My NameThe 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.