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American Ways

Whether you're a business person visiting for a week or a foreign student visiting for a semester, American Ways, A Cultural Guide to the United States covers all your basic needs - from the trends and customs of day-to-day activities to the more esoteric customs regarding cultural values, politics, education, religion and relationships. In this revised edition, Gary Althen and Janet Bennett have added material that provides the clearest insights yet into the American psyche and culture, reflecting many of the monumental changes that have occurred since the previous edition's publication. The authors discuss the lasting effects of the Bush-administration policies and controversies as well as the impact of the nation's first black president. An updated chapter on social relationships and the effect that networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook have had on meeting people and creating friendships is also included. American Ways helps any newcomer to the U.S. make an easier transition.Advice (for) foreign visitors to the U.S. that is intended to help them understand the motivations, attitudes, communication styles and actions of Americans. -Book News
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Gary Althen served for thirty years as a foreign student adviser at the University of Iowa, many of them as director of the Office of International Students and Scholars. He has been president of the NAFSA: Association of International Educators and received its Marita Houlihan Award for his contributions to the field of international educational exchange. He is the author of The Handbook of Foreign Student Advising and is author, editor, or coauthor of many publications concerning international education and intercultural affairs. He has also lived and worked in Peru and Malaysia. Dr. Janet Bennett is the executive director and cofounder of the Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI).


Advice [for] foreign visitors to the U.S. that is intended to help them understand the motivations, attitudes, communication styles and actions of Americans.A" -Book News

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