If you were going to move to another country, would you try to embrace the culture, or would you try to surround yourself with the familiarities of home?
I'd learn the language and culture. Wouldn't want to be an outcast or ostracized.
Both, if I'm moving to another country, I need to learn the language and culture. I would still keep little bits of home around, though.
I would assimilate, but also have traditions I grew up with in my home.
Both - in my home I would want some familiarity. But I would also want to go out and explore all my new country had to offer. I will assume that slowly I would bring my new country into my home as well
Some of both but probably mostly assimilate. That seems like the best way to get the most out of the experience, regarding both knowledge and enjoyment.
It's important to learn the language and culture of any country you move to. Doesn't mean you can't speak your language or celebrate your culture, but why move to another country if you don't want to assimilate?
I would never leave a country I loved for money. I would stay and accept less money or try to make my country better. I sure as hell wouldn't go to another county and declare my home country the best.
It would depend on the culture. I would try to eat the local foods and just try local customs.
But I would need monthly care packages from home... I love trying new stuff, but its nice to have some home too.
This question was inspired by a coworker. She has been in the US for over 15 years and did not know what pie was until yesterday.
Everyone needs little touches of "home" to feel comfortable, but not embracing the culture of where you live would just make the day-to-day harder in my opinion.
Funny you never think of these things, another country and all, but I have a friend who moved here from New York, he is 47 -and had never driven a car till he moved here.. Had to take drivers ed and everything,