A funny video about what international students think about Americans.
Tag Archives: stereotypes
Something as simple as washing dishes
Did you ever consider how you wash dishes (when you don’t use a dishwasher) might be a result of culture?
When I was in my early twenties, living on my own in Portland and making my way about town, either on my bike or the bus, I would read the “missed connections/I SAW U” section of my local weeklies (Willamette Week, or Willy Week, or just Willy and The Mercury or Merc). I didn’t have a computer,Continue reading “MIssed Connections…”
American Culture Shock
What is it really like returning to our familiar America after living and experiencing life, and needing to find our own familiarity within a different ‘exotic’ place?
What Americans notice about Germans…(part 4 of 4)
Here is the final segment of what Americans notice about Germans, which was first published in die Zeit in 2002: Was Amerikanern an Deutschen auffällt, oder Fünfzig Wege die Amerikaner gewinnen den Deutschen Aufmerksamkeit (50 ways the Americans attract Germans attention).
What Americans notice about Germans…(part 3 of 4)
Here is part 3 of my four part series, What Americans notice about the Germans.
How Americans See Americans…
For the simple fact that I talk a lot about living in Europe and what Americans think of Germans or other Europeans, I think it only fair to bust out a lighthearted, “This is what America thinks of itself” piece. Ultimately, I am working toward a much more academic and critical look at this forContinue reading “How Americans See Americans…”
My Friends and Neighbors…
As it has been established time and again in numerous posts and places on my blog, I live in Europe – Germany in fact.
Speaking of Stereotypes
Growing up, I thought all adults were intelligent and had life figured out, yet as I grew up I realized this was not the case.
What Americans notice about Germans…(part 2 of 4)
Part 2 of my 4 part series about What Americans notice about the Germans