Top 10 Korean & American Cultural Challenges

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Top 10 list of some differences between Korean & American cultures (a fun list, not a serious one!)

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Top 10 Korean & American Cultural Challenges

  1. 1. Top 10 Cultural Challenges! Between Korean & American cultures From Annyong.net & the Fun Korean Meetup Group © 2009
  2. 2. Top Common Differences Not Understood  Dating habits  Each other's government/political structure  Driving (automobile)  What else...? (not the top 10 list... just a warmup!)
  3. 3. Top 10 List ... of What Americans Don't Understand About Korean Culture 1) Fan Death 2) Eating Live Squid/Octopus 3) Sleeping on Heated Floors 4) Bangs – Noraebang, PC-bang, videobang 5) Hanboks & Weddings 6) Mandatory service 7) 3 levels of formality (incl. panmal) 8) Dating, romance, & courtship 9) Paying – alternating picking up tabs 10) (surprise...)
  4. 4. Top 10 List ... of What Koreans Don't Understand About American Culture 1) (coming soon) 2) Blowing nose in public (restaurant) 3) Sleeping on beds (lol) 4) Family finances / savings vs. spending culture 5) Being assertive 6) (working on it) 7) No fear of fan death! 8) Dating, romance, & courtship 9) Paying – picking up tabs 10) (surprise...)
  5. 5. The end?  Until the list is updated & expanded... Hope you enjoyed it!
  6. 6. The end?  Until the list is updated & expanded... Hope you enjoyed it!

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