Dear Jack ,
I’m really glad to hear from you and know how you are getting along.__________
I’m really glad to hear from you and know you are getting along. I think it is common for you not to get used to the life there. Here I have some suggestions for you. First of all, you should respect local customs and involve yourself in the native’s lives. Just as a saying goes, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do”. Secondly, don’t forget to communicate with American students and make friends with them. Friendship will bring you happiness. What’s more, it is better for you to take more outdoor activities with your friends, which may help you relax and have fun. Finally, mind your own manners and remain modest and honest when getting along with your friends.
I hope you can adapt to your new life soon and enjoyed your stay there.
Keep in touch.
Nowadays, many people like to study abroad. Studying abroad is often considered as a great opportunity which will lead to bright future in one's ride of passage. Not only can we learn different cultures and knowledge from foreign countries, studying abroad can also enrich our lives.
One coin has two sides. Likewise, different people have different minds. Conservative and negative concerns about studying abroad have been gradually emerging from our society. People start to wonder what goes wrong with studying abroad. There are a couple of issues worth of our discussions.
Disadvantages of studying abroad may affect one's life culturally and economically. We Chinese will experience cultural shocks if we study abroad and live in another country. Some peers may not be able to adapt to a new environment of their studying and living, which may be very different from that of theirs. Life is beautiful, and it is hard. If one does not feel comfortable with the new culture of another country, he will not be happy about studying in that country.
In addition, studying abroad can cost students a great deal of living expenses. Some Chinese students are so academically successful that they receive scholarships in their studies. However, most peers who study abroad do not receive scholarships. Furthermore, they have to deal with many unexpected hardships by living away from their parents and homeland. For example, medical insurance, daily foods, clothes, rents and transportation can generate a large amount of living expenses. Often time, they need to heavily depend on their parents' overseas monthly payments.
the average family income of the u.s.a. has increased from 20,000 dollars per year in 1992 to 25,000 in . along with this considerable increase in people’s income, the way in which the average family spends its income has also varied to some etent. the average ependiture of family income is divided into several sectors, namely, housing, clothing, food and drink, transport, medical care, entertainment, savings and other items.
from the table, it is quite interesting to find that the money spent on some sectors such as food and drink (2%) and entertainment (6%) in 1992 and remains the same. for transport, the percentage of is only 1% larger than that of 1992. it is also worth mentioning that in , people tend to save less money than in 1992 because people deposit only half the money they used to in 1990. there is a greater increase in the epenses on housing and medical care, increasing by 8% and 6% respectively. on the other hand, people tend to spend less money on clothes, for there is a 5% decrease in compared with that in 1992. as far as other items are concerned, there is a sharp decrease in the percentage of family income spent on them, accounting for only 7% of the total.
it can be seen from the statistics that in american people’s life food and drink, entertainment and transport had always been important. with family income increasing, american people began to give first priority to housing and medical care, thereby improving their living conditions and invigorating health. by saving less, they presented to us the implication that they epected a fairly secure prospect.