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17 Weird Things about America non-Americans Don’t Understand

AskReddit posted a survey polling non-Americans on "the weirdest thing about America that Americans don't realize."  The survey received over 18,000 responses.  Here are some of the responses: Turkey legs at theme parks Commercials for lawyers everywhere Drive through everything - "From wedding chapels in Las Vegas to drive-through daiquiri stands in Louisiana."  The size [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Learn about the U.S.|Comments Off on 17 Weird Things about America non-Americans Don’t Understand

Reflections on a year abroad

Bruna, from Brazil, a former au pair and now back in Brazil teaching English, wrote to say that "yes, living in the U.S. changed my mind about Americans. ...back home, people believe that Americans are always up to something and whatever they do is always about them.  I tell them that judging Americans without living with [...]

By | February 13th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Reflections on a year abroad
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