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Differences Between American Culture and Korean Culture

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The Difference between American Culture and Korean Culture
The topic that I chose for the long research project is cultural differences between Korean culture and American culture. My objectives in this research paper are to demonstrate how foreigners feel isolated and depressed when they move to other places. Furthermore, people have to adapt to a new lifestyle. By this, I make a point that is not worth criticizing a country because it will be the country where you will spend a part of your life; basically you have to get accustomed to new cultures. However, you have to overcome obstacles that you will face while you are living there. Furthermore, I relate this experience with one of mine because when I first moved to the United States I had difficulties in fitting into their society. The differences in society such as customs, culture and values affect foreigners in how we respond to different situations. In this essay I will address how food, family relationships, education and sports differ from American culture.
First, the food is unhealthy. Most of the foods in the United States are salty and high in cholesterol, which is not healthy for your body. For example, in the article “Differences between Korean Food Culture and American Food Culture” the author says, “Most Korean food is seasoned with hot spice. On the contrary, American food flavors are greasy and oily”. (Lee) For example, fast food restaurants like McDonalds, In-N-Out and Subway are extremely salty. In contrast, in Korea, we eat healthy food such as rice and vegetables. For example, in the article “Do You Know the Differences Between American Culture and Korean Culture?” addresses that “Koreans mainly eat rice and side dishes for meals.”(Choi) We normally eat outside once a week because junk food can harm your body.   In addition, the quantity of food they give you is ridiculous and it is impossible to eat it all. At the beginning, I liked it because I am person who likes to eat in quantity but...

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