Cultural Differences

You can only learn many of the nuances of the American lifestyle simply by being here for your degree program. American tipping customs and socially accepted rules about personal space remain a constant frustration for many cultures—but they are easy to understand and
master. Californians—particularly in the entertainment industry and related fields—are especially interested in health, personal hygiene, wellness, skincare and nutrition. You will also have front row seats to the landscape of U.S. politics, the idea of time as money, American slang, gender equality and outrageous food portions. If you haven’t ever visited the U.S. prior to your arrival, you can find many great online resources to avoid culture shock and create a smooth transition to campus life at Studio School.