American culture

Polite behavior

Learn some things to say and do so you can be polite in the USA. 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

Personal behavior

Personal behavior in the USA might be very different than in your country. Read to learn about things like staying clean, smoking, and dating. Read more

Women in the USA

Women in the USA are equal to men. But, there are many ways in which men and women's life experiences are different. Read about women's rights, clothing, and abuse of women. Learn about women's experiences at work, in the home and with having children. Read more

From the Community

welcoming refugeesFinding a place to call homeThe first month in America can be very hard for newcomers. But things get better with time and practice. Our author shares her experience
Making American Friends: My experience integrating in the American societyMaking American friendsMaking 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.