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August 11, 2013

Your New Life in Boston: A Book Review

Having a free guide to help you learn about your new home is a good idea. Whether you will go to Boston to live long term or visit short term, the handy e-book entitled Your New Life in Boston: A Guide to Learning English and Understanding American Culture by Lindsay McMahon will help you gain a basic overview to get you started on the right foot.

Three key features in the e-book include:

Basic, Frequently Used English Terms
English is used differently from country to country. The e-book gives a brief overview on common words used for small talk, grocery shopping and ordering coffee that will help you with daily life. There are also a few other short tutorials on how to navigate daily life as a foreigner in a new place.

Understanding Culture Change
Whether we move away from home in the same country to go to college or move a half way around the world to start a job, we face culture change. When it is our own country, we can usually navigate that change a bit easier because we may understand the cultural values and mindset easier than when it’s a different country. In this guide, readers learn about American cultural values and how these values influence the American mind and approach to common interactions.

Understanding Everyone Adjusts Differently
While some find adjusting to another culture easier than others, some need a little more assistance. Depending on our stage of life, approach to new things, grasp of the host culture’s language and philosophies, we all will experience this change differently. Some of us are able to accept some aspects others of us simply will always struggle with. While most guides focus solely on adult’s adjustment, this guide will also present you tips and strategies for children’s adjustment.

If you are looking for a good resource that you can download and carry with you easily on your laptop or mobile phone with clickable links to many resources at your fingertips, this guide will surely help spark your understanding of the above said topics. This guide empathizes with your experience and offers ideas for how you can tap into Boston’s community resources to help you get used to your new life and cope easier in America.

To download your free copy of Your New Life in Boston: A Guide to Learning English and Understanding American Culture by Lindsay McMahon, please visit this website by clicking here.  

To view previous book reviews on topics related to living in the US as a foreigner, working with Americans, being an expat and others, click here.  

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Authentic Journeys: Bridging Culture on Virtual Teams

We help build effective, culturally competent global teams with focus on the cultures of the USA and India. Jennifer Kumar, Managing Director, an American citizen, has almost 10 years experience living, studying and working (owning a business) in India. Authentic Journeys Consultancy is registered as a Private Limited in India (Kerala) and an LLC in the USA (Salt Lake City, Utah). We provide onsite and live-online instructor-led courses, facilitation and corporate coaching.