Cultural Differences: Asian vs American Cultures
First, use this culture worksheet as a starting point to explore the similarities and differences. Next, create a list of cultural differences in partners and share as a classroom discussion. For example, there are differences between greetings, pets, food, education, family and even travelling.
- In North America, a lot of families have pets. But in Asia, pets are less common and increasing.
- Business people greet with a handshake in North America.
- People are more independent in the West. For example, after high school, students go to university away from home.
- In North America, it’s less common to bring back souvenirs.