USA – Cultural Quiz

Cultural Quiz - USA

Extract from the book “Culture shock: USA” by Esther Wanning Here follow a few situations over which some foreign visitors have been known to stumble. What would you do? Situation 1 You are a man employed by a large company,Read More

American Values (Part 2)

American Values

Extract from the book “Culture shock: USA” by Esther Wanning Authority It will not come as a surprise that a society that admires independence and progress does not have an automatic respect for authority. What deference people in authority doRead More

American Values (Part 1)

American Values

Extract from the book “Culture shock: USA” by Esther Wanning Like people everywhere, Americans don’t think of themselves as having American values. We simply imagine that the qualities we hold dear are those that matter to all mankind. In thisRead More

Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse Culture Shock

The experience of studying abroad does not end upon return to the United States. Classes may be over but the student has another phase of adjustment–reverse culture shock. Readjusting to the home culture involves integrating the abroad experience with lifeRead More