Hello guys, hope you are all doing well. This is my second post this week! How amazing, right? So, I remember when I first came to America, one of the things that caught my eyes was the snow! It was so white and I have always wondered why Americans like walking so fast when it's winter, it's because it's so cold and everyone just want to get to a much warmer place! Ah!!!! mcdonalds was the first meal I had when I got to America! Number one! Big Mac with fries and a large coke! Yea, that was the begining of the story.
I will share with you some of the things that surprised me when I got to America! The most noticeable one to me was high school! Everything was so different. The students had to go to different classes and the teachers were already in the class but back home in the School
I attended in Nigeria, the students would be in one class and the Teacher
comes in to teach, when the teacher is done, another teacher comes in and so on...oh and the cafeteria is called canteen back in Africa. Another thing that got my attention is that no teacher holds a cane to beat you if you misbehave, rather you get detention in a room full of computers. Hehehe, that was so hilarious to me! If you misbehave, you will be beaten! You pretty much get beaten for no reason at all sometimes!
In America, there is this thing called summer break! School is out for three months, that's when people travel to different countries, get into summer internship programs, get a job, have fun and many other things! My first summer was amazing, I had my first job experience in America at a fun park called kings island! So, after all the enjoyment of summer, we resume for school. The first day, I saw a pregnant lady and I thought she was the teacher until the real teacher came in and she started taking notes as well. I saw another pregnant lady in another class! And I was like omg, I never knew when you get pregnant, you can still come to school without any teacher using your story as an example! Oh I was looking at them not judging them but admiring how strong and courageous they are!, not letting their pregnancy stop them from getting education. In the school I attended though, it's different! I once heard a girl got pregnant and she got expelled, I don't know if that is true or not. We do get a long term break but nobody comes back with pregnancies. I noticed some people don't resume and we never hear of them again, maybe they are just so ashamed to show up because everyone would criticize them. The communication between teacher and students was surprising to me. The students talk to their teachers like they are friends! How amazing! They get disrespectful too sometimes, but not really bad. I will keep you posted on the second part of my culture shock! Feel free to leave comments and share your Culture Shock