Having a basic understanding of culture and etiquette can help avoid awkward misunderstandings for you, the people you meet, and the new friends you’ll make!We’re very pleased that you’ve chosen to study in the USA, here at Penn State Harrisburg in Middletown, Pennsylvania, and we wish you many good experiences while you’re here with us!
American culture on dating
Also, the relationship between professors and students is more like friendship.
In China, we have been told that it is necessary to show respect to our teachers.
On dates, men will assume women will split the bill instead of buying their dinner without questions.
They may also expect the women to go back to their place after the first date or even host a casual date at their place to “Netflix and chill,” Mokgwathi, a doctoral student studying media arts and studies, said.
We have to be serious and there is almost no joking in the classroom. However, I experienced something totally different here.
My English teacher sometimes brought homemade desserts to us.
Her mom questions her about when she’ll have a child even though she would disapprove of a relationship. ” Erick Meza, a junior studying real estate, said his parents are from Mexico where there’s a lot of familial influence when it comes to relationships.
“It’s funny because she feels like I’m old enough to have a child, but at the same time she doesn’t feel like I’m old enough to have a boyfriend and sleep with him,” she said. It’s normal for two people interested in each other to need both sets of parents to approve before they date.
But most people look for stability when they’re seeing someone and aim for a deep connection. “Love is supposed to be a very strong emotion for special people in your life.