International Students

U.S. Culture

What Is It Like In America?

When living in a new country, you will quickly realize that each society has different values that it follows. Some may assume that you hold the same belief system as they do and may have a difficult time understanding your culture’s values and belief system. Below is a list of the most important U.S. American values that can help you adapt.

*Remember the information below is typically what you will encounter but each individual person you meet is different.

Most people traveling outside of their own countries experience a level of culture shock – the process of adjusting to a new country and new culture. Even people who have lived in numerous countries experience culture shock every time they go to a new place. Given time, culture shock will lessen. 

Learn more about culture shock

Contact Information

International Programs and Education Office
St. Germain Campus Center
Second Floor