I think the most important thing to effectively integrate into the life in the United States is to be confident, to dare to speak English, but not to be afraid. I felt difficult to communicate with others in the first week, because I was weak at speaking English interjections, and it was difficult for me to properly express myself. Later, I thought it would be a good choice to express in sentences instead of interjections. Moreover, culture varies from family to family. Only when we are good at observing and learning the living habits of our host families, can we get along better with each other. My American mother is German, speaking German and Polish. She knows what I want to express well, even if I get stuck in a sentence. The program allowed me to have a full understanding of the society, transportation, safety and stability of the United States, as well as some social activities that need to be involved in future work and the occupational culture there.
It was a meaningful and memorable trip to the United States for me.