Making Sense of the American Experience


     The United States can be a perplexing country to understand, especially for a foreign visitor or student trying to adjust to their new circumstances. Why are Americans so patriotic? Why do Americans insist on the right to possess weapons? This group seeks to tackle some of the thornier issues that confront international visitors and provide helpful insights into US society and culture. This is a safe and supportive opportunity for international participants to ask questions but also to share their cultures and values.     

     Americans who reside in the State College area are invited to express their views, share their values, offer their perspectives, and learn about cultural values of other countries. Discussion leader Bob Persiko introduces each session with some basic principles and facilitates the dialogue in the interest of promoting mutual understanding.

Please contact Bob Persiko via email at [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions.