I once attended an international gathering where one of my international friends used a common American hand gesture to describe how close his son was to another child. He said, “they are like this,” then linked his two pinky fingers to show they were close friends. Three Chinese friends were visiting the group, two of … Read more Hand Gestures: What Do You Mean?
Dear friends, When people ask me what I do for a living, I typically say, “I befriend, serve, and mentor Internationals.” Sometimes they want more information so I tell them stories about how I connect with people and ways that I see God work in their lives. Most of the time, people think what I do … Read more Why Serve Internationals?
One of the most important documents in the United States is the social security card. If you don’t plan to drive while you’re here, it is the main form of identification. We use our social security number (SSN) for our financial documents, legal forms, and medical forms. You need one to work in the United … Read more The I.D. Card That You MUST Have
I recently met Molly through twitter and really liked her blog concerning her move to Ohio with her husband. Here’s a little about what she has experienced so far: What was the hardest thing about moving here? The hardest thing about moving to America has definitely been the process of getting my visa. I had … Read more Guest Interview: Molly Hawkins @ The Move to America
I recently had a friend ask me this question, and my first thought was, “Heavens, no!” However, with more thought, I realized that it was a legitimate question. People who are in the wedding party wear gowns so why shouldn’t the guests? Gown wearing is highly unusual in the U.S. Outside of bridesmaids (the women … Read more Do I Need a Gown for an American Wedding?