From stores selling guns to kids with braces, people share the biggest culture shocks they experienced in the US
- Culture shock is the feeling of disorientation people often get when they move to a new environment.
- We compiled 15 of the biggest culture shocks non-Americans experienced in the US.
- They include Americans' habit of making small talk and smiling, their obsession with guns, and the variety of products at grocery stores.
Culture shock happens to just about everyone visiting a foreign country for the first time.
For people coming to the United States, culture shock can be caused by many things: the way Americans communicate with each other, the country's obsession with guns, or even the variety of milk and butter at American grocery stores.We compiled 15 of the biggest culture shocks foreigners experienced when they came to the United States, and the examples highlight many everyday things Americans take for granted.
Read on to find what non-Americans found most surprising about the United States.