How different is Living in the USA Compared to Living in Europe?
Good question! 🙂
First of all imagining what its like overseas is quite hard for most Americans. There is very little exposure to this on our television networks unless you watch the National Geography Channel or go to the movies to see international flicks. It can be mysterious unless you know where you would like to visit and you have research it in the library or the internet. However, I think that isn’t enough!
All countries outside of North America think they know us inside-out because of Television. That media gives them more exposure than we have of most of them. When I first became introduced to life outside of the USA was as a senior in high school. Luckily, I visited a country where I had studied through language classes. If I didn’t it would be a BIG shocker. I found out France was hardly what I imagined. Through basketball I saw the other side of French people and culture. But a few years later when I played on an all-star summer team in the Big East we went to Austria, Czech Republic. I had NO clue what those places looked like or the people that lived there.
So I will try to give you the best advice of what to expect when you visit a country overseas if you haven’t had a lot of exposure to them.