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Culture Wise America


The Essential Guide to Culture, Customs & Business Etiquette

Travellers often underestimate the depth of cultural isolation they can face abroad, particularly in a country with a different language. To many people, America must seem an ‘easy’ option, with its long history of immigration, multicultural society and millions of annual visitors. However, sooner or later most newcomers find certain aspects of American life alien – and some come unstuck as a result. Culture Wise America will help you understand America and its people, and adapt to the American way of life. Most importantly, it will enable you to quickly feel at home.


Inside you’ll discover:

? How to deal with and overcome culture shock

? The historical & political background to modern America

? American attitudes & values – at home and at work

? Do’s, don’ts & taboos

? How to enjoy yourself the American way

? Business & professional etiquette

? America’s spoken & body language

? Getting around America safely

? Shopping the American way


The Culture Wise series of guides is essential reading for visitors who want to understand how a country really works. Whether you’re planning to stay for a few days or a lifetime, they will help you find you feet after arrival, settle in smoothly and integrate into your new surroundings.

            Culture Wise guides reduce the anxiety factor in adapting to a foreign culture; explain how to behave in everyday situations in order to avoid cultural and social gaffes; help you get along with neighbours, make friends and establish lasting business contacts; and enhance your understanding of a country and its people.


Download the PDF Sample now FREE of charge (including the Table of Contents) and see for yourself the wealth of information this book contains.


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Author: David Hamphire & Althony-Poulton Smith
ISBN-10: 1-905303-20-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-905303-20-5
Edition: 1st
Published: 1st May 2009
Number of Pages: 272 Pages
Dimensions: 130mm W x 200mm H
Book Type: Paperback