Building Relationships

Reconstructing a circle of friends and a social support network will take time and effort, and is one of the most important things to attend to when relocating to a new environment.  Before coming to the U.S., you may have developed expectations of making new American friends. Who those friends would be, and what they would be like was probably shaped by your notions of what a more or less typical American is. As you may have discovered by now, a typical American can be rather difficult to define. So who will your friends be? There is no ready answer. You will meet so many different kinds of people in the U.S.

Here is some advice about building relationships: