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Congratulations, you landed a job interview! Being employed is a big part of integrating successfully into American society. We know that you have a lot riding on this interview, so we want to make sure that you can go into your interview feeling confident and prepared. This article will explain the American interview process and… Read More

If you’ve been reading our blogs or following us on social media, you might have noticed that we talk a lot about sharing your culture. By sharing aspects of your culture, you are creating an exchange that has many benefits—you can hold on to the heritage and traditions you left behind, while also introducing your… Read More

Applying for a H-1B visa to work legally in the United States can be something of a catch-22—you can’t apply until you have a job lined up with a company willing to sponsor you, but some companies would rather hire someone already authorized to work legally in the United States. However, this doesn’t mean you’re… Read More

The holiday season in the United States can be overwhelming, even for those who have participated in it many times. If you’re experiencing an American Christmas for the first time, the shopping marathons, bright light displays, and gift exchanges can be difficult to adjust to. In the US, Christmas can be a month-long event that… Read More

You may be familiar with the Christian holiday of Christmas—you may have even celebrated it in your native country. But you’re in for a surprise when you celebrate it in the United States. About nine in ten Americans (92%) and nearly all Christians (96%) say they celebrate Christmas, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center… Read More

Integrating into a new country and culture can be a bumpy process—you probably know all too well the difficulty of the transition. When you first move to somewhere new, it’s easy to stay in your comfort zone of immediate family members when living in an unfamiliar place. However, if you don’t venture out to meet… Read More

If you’re new to the US, watching television is one of the easiest ways to get to know what kind of people Americans are, what they value, and how they live. Of course, nothing can compare to the real-life conversations you’ll have when you get out into the community and meet people face-to-face—but TV is… Read More

Conversational American English may be one of the hardest languages to master—so many of its words and phrases have meanings that can’t be translated literally. By the time you’ve come to the United States and made your home in Oklahoma, you may think you’ve got the American language “down pat” (meaning to understand or memorize… Read More

One of the absolute joys of helping immigrants get settled in OKC is telling them about our city’s diverse cultures. You don’t need to go anywhere fancy to experience these cultures—it’s as simple as going shopping. You can see just how diverse and delicious OKC is by visiting its many ethnic grocery stores. One of… Read More

When you’re new to a country, staying isolated in your own cultural community can be tempting. We encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone by sharing your culture and traditions with your new neighbors. Getting to know more Americans will help you to become a part of America in a meaningful way. And… Read More