10 Things to Know About U.S. Culture

Living in a new country is going to be fun and exciting, but it’s also going to be an adjustment. You might find yourself asking “What does this phrase mean?” or “Why do Americans do that?” in response to some American habits. We’ll share some of the most common things to keep in mind about Americans and U.S. culture before you arrive interwin.

Whereas other countries emphasize being practical, compact and concise, Americans often prefer large and luxurious. Don’t be surprised by the enormous trucks and massive SUVs sprawling across parking lots. Americans like their space. To them, large can be practical. Thinking big also applies to American food: most restaurants serve very large portions. It’s not uncommon for someone to order a sizable meal and then take the remainder home as leftovers interwin.

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