Welcome to the United States, where you can find the American flag on anything from sunglasses, to socks, to car decorations. You’re sure to run into some strange behaviors and practices that may confuse you. We hope this article can help ease your culture shock by providing you with a better understanding of why we… Read More

An American résumé is one of the most important marketing tools you can use to land your dream job in the United States. Just like a curriculum vitae (CV), a résumé promotes your most important skills and accomplishments, and shows the hiring manager that you are the best candidate for the job. A great résumé… Read More

Living in a new country that seems so different from your own might be overwhelming sometimes. In the beginning, you’re amazed and excited about your new home. But over time, the difference in clothes, food, language, and everything else might start to cause you stress, as nothing seems “normal” anymore. Take a deep breathe and… Read More

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