America Culture

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Some Major U.S. American Values
Personality: U.S. americans encourage independent at an early age and the development of their own life goals. They were encouraged to not depend (too much) others including their friends, teachers and parents. They are rewarded when they try to achieve their goals.
Privacy: U.S. americans like their privacy and enjoy spending time alone. Foreign visitors will find a U.S. homes and offices open, but what's in the United States thought is considered to be private. Ask the question "what is on your mind?" May be is considered by some people as intrusive.
Equality: U.S. americans insist on the ideal that everyone "are created equal", and have the same rights. This includes men and women of ethnic and cultural groups living in the United States and even have a law to protect the "equal rights" in its various forms.
General lack of respect for authority is an example of equality. The title, such as "Sir" and "madam" are seldom used. Managers, directors, President, and even college counselors often call first or name.
Informal: the American way of life is usually casual. You will see students going to class in shorts and t-shirts. Male instructors seldom wear a tie and some may even wear blue jeans. Female instructors often wear slacks along with comfortable walking shoes. Greetings and farewells are usually short, informal and friendly. Students may greet each other with "hi", "how are you”? The farewell can be as brief as: "See you", "take it easy", or, "come by some time" (although they generally don't really mean it). Friendships are also casual, as Americans seem to easily develop and end friendships. As students from other countries,Studying in the United States of America can be a wonderful learning experience. Both in and out of the classroom you will learn and practice the English language. You may notice that these…...

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