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Helping International Students Understand American Values

In Hobson's Counselor Connection, October 2009 Issue Tina Quick wrote the article, Helping International Students Understand American Values. Click here to read the full article.

AN EXCERPT: "Shared history and geography often give rise to the perceptions that become incorporated into a nation's identity. Although America's communal history is relatively short, many U.S.-born citizens inherently display values that are rooted in historical events. As with any culture, Americans have distinguishable values that international students should try to understand so they can successfully adjust. While there are many American perceptions and behaviors that are worthy of discussion, the focus of this article is on five attributes of Americans that sometimes result in confusion or even clashes with members of outside cultures."

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