My first impression of the United States

Impressions of the United States
Impressions of the United States

The first impression of the United States was discipline. People of the United States of America are very disciplined. They are careful about the Health and Hygiene, they are very Punctual. For Example: if any American gives somebody a time 9 o’clock, so it means 9’o clock exactly. Roads and streets are very clean and beautiful. United States is technologically advanced and people use technology like smartphone, electric rice cookers, electric gates, electric kettles ete in their daily life.

The thing which really surprised me was friendliness of the American people. I was thinking that they are friendly but are also reserved. When I came here, I was warmly welcomed by the people of America like they know me for years. They treat me like I am one of them. They helped me to offer prayer in Mosque and asked me about my religious restriction of the food. Cooked only those items which came in the Islamic domain. It really changed my perception, and I was not expecting this friendliness before coming to United States.

CCIP Welcome Party at Tom Martinet's home

CCIP Welcome Party at Tom Martinet’s home

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Qasim is an accounting and auditing professional in Pakistan, where he graduated from University of Peshawar with a degree in Commerce, majoring in Accounting. Qasim came to Arizona at the invitation of the U.S. Department of State in their Community College Initiative Program. This program is funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by Northern Virginia Community College as a member of the Community College Consortium. Qasim has more than four years experience in the social sector, specifically, working in donor-funded projects with various international organizations and UN agencies like the World Food Program, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and National Education Foundation of Pakistan, among others. He independently began operations of a small business incubator. Qasim’s dream is to become a social entrepreneur and serve his country internationally and domestically.


  1. Thanks Khilji for sharing your views about people of the United States. I hope you will be enjoying your stay there in so friendly people. Please convey my greetings to all of your course mats and friends from USA.

    • Thank you very much for replying to my post. I am very glad that my former supervisor commented on my work. I will definitely convey your greetings to my friends in USA.