U.S. Culture & Values

“It is difficult to define what an American is because there are so many kinds of Americans.” — Korean student at Yale

The U.S. is a vast and diverse nation, with many regions and subcultures that account for a wide spectrum of cultural norms.  While there is no simple answer to what makes an American tick, some generalizations about U.S. culture are possible, and this can be helpful along the path to deeper understanding and assimilation. A bit of advice though: as with all generalizations – apply this information carefully. Sometimes it will work and sometimes it won’t.

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