Living in the one country, sometimes it is difficult to understand the culture of the other nations. People who arrive somewhere from their host country seem to be enjoyed and excited because everything is new and unusual for them. But after some time has been passed, these people begin to feel themselves depressed and frustrated. They understand that it is not so easy to speak and deal with new people from the new culture as it seems to be for the first time. Being in the United States of America for the first time, I feel that I am alone among all the people who are around me. By the way, my English is not so great and it is difficult for me to meet new friends and speak with people whom I don’t know. It is the real difficulty for me because I learned English for some years and I thought that there would be no problems for me to speak. But being at the airport I understood that I had lots of troubles because I couldn’t understand more than just a few words.
But there was just a beginning. Of course, I came here to find a better job than I had in my host country. I was sure that it would be easy for me to do because of my background, experience and language skills. That is why I went to the agency which could help me in searching some vacancies and gave them my resume. I was really overwhelmed because I couldn’t speak with them normally. The same situation was in any shop I visited in the USA. From the other point of view, I understand that is not enough to know English for speaking with people. I should know something more about Americans. I should know more about their culture, the way of life and their traditions. But it is so difficult for the foreigner even with the great English. The main rule I‘ve learned in this situation is that visitors must be active and sociable in the new country. People need to learn the culture of the new nation and follow it.
In addition, I have the example for this situation from my life. When I was at school, I wanted to join the group of people. They were talking about something and they were laughing. When they stopped, I started to laugh also. At that time I was so ashamed. The same situation was when I couldn’t understand people in the United States of America who speaking about such serious days as the Thanksgiving Day, Independence Day or something else. Of course, I have heard about the at least once, but I didn’t know about the historical roots and purposes about these days. And I was ashamed one more time in my life.
Living in the one country, sometimes it is difficult to understand the culture of the other nations. People who arrive somewhere from their host country seem to be enjoyed and excited because everything is new and unusual for them. But after some time has been passed, these people begin to feel themselves depressed and frustrated.