Resources: Notes on Life and Language in the United States

A Conversation about Culture | One Student's Experience in the US

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Sep 12, 2011 @ 10:07 AM

a conversation about cultureThe best way to learn more about the ways in which culture impacts our lives is to talk to people who have experienced the life challenge of moving to a new country to live, work and/or study.  A few weeks ago, I sat down with Rodrigo, a Bolivian law student who moved to Boston about a year ago, to talk about his adjustment to life in the United States. During our conversation about culture, we talked about what was challenging for him about moving to the US, differences in communication styles here and what it's like to be interviewed for graduate school in the US. We would like to hear about your experiences as well.  If you would like to share your thoughts about life in the US and US culture and help us with our latest project, please contact us and we will arrange an appointment.



Check out the interview:





Would you like to share your thoughts on life in the United States?


If you are an international student or professional, currently living in the United States or if you have lived in the United States in the past and you would like to contribute your ideas for our latest project, please contact us!





We will conduct an interview (similar to the one above) via Skype (if you are not located in Boston) or in person (if you are located in Boston). If you prefer, we will not share your name in the video. The interviews will be compiled into educational videos and will be placed on our website to demonstrate the way that people experience cultural differences when they move to the United States.



What's in it for you? Get a free 30 minute conversation lesson


All participants will receive a free 30 minute conversation lesson via Skype with Lindsay, head teacher and director of studies at English and Culture Tutoring Services.



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Topics: United States Culture, Life in Boston, Cultural Competence, Cross Cultural Coaching

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