The blog America for beginners aims to ‘bring American culture closer to new immigrants’. It’s written by Anna Kudryashova, a Russian in Boston who is also a linguist specialising in cultural diversity. And although it’s a new blog, there’s already a fair bit to read here.

Maybe because of her background in cultural studies, Anna tends to approach the cultural differences she finds in the USA in an analytical way, and as you might expect there is a focus on comparison with Russian culture. But I found it interesting reading despite not being Russian.

These ‘difference of the week’ sketches are a fun way of showing cultural differences.

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Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.