It is true that they are many cosmopolitan and tourist places so there are all kind of activities to do and different people to meet.
The good thing is you will meet people from everywhere that will enrich yourself. But where more specifically can you find them? Well, you will spend most of your time at your workplace, so it will be easiest to meet some great people there who share the same interests as you. For some though, this may not be the ideal place for socializing because they need to disconnect precisely from that daily environment but it is still a good start. But don’t get stress – if you like sports you can find some group activities to do near you or sign up for the closest gym. You can check out networking events, as people usually go alone as well so you won’t feel out of place. Look around for any cultural activities or particular activities like yoga in the park, live music, festivals…people go there to enjoy themselves so it is easy to start a friendly conversation.
Americans are generally happy and social people and mixing with them is be the best way to submerge yourself into their culture.
The most important thing is to forget all shyness and be open to the making friends with the new people that cross your path because finding the right people for you will help you start to truly feel at home in this country.
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