How other people respond to me as a foreigner was the question that came to my mind before I moved to Philadelphia. Since the first minute here in USA I’ve understand that nothing would have been the same for my self and that I had started a new chapter of my life. In Fiumicino airport I have cried a lot and everybody worried about me trying to support me: hostess, steward, shop assistant. When I landed in the USA nobody cared about me. I was was walking passing through the line of immigrant I understand that since that moment I became that. And as immigrant I experimented on my skin what means that word; different approach to life, different way of thinking, different food. This is how you feel but it’s not only the sensation of a young Italian girl that start to live in a different country. There are many different ways in which American people respond to me as a foreigner. The first one, I’d call “ACADEMIC”. Professors try to let us feel at home, they are kind and willing, and they want to demonstrate us that our cultural differences are our goals. I’d call the second group “NO WELCOME”. They look at you how the Americans native looked at the white man for the first time in the history. If you pronounce a word with the wrong accent they pretend to don’t understand you and they send you away; also If you are questioning about the name of the most important street of the city, they doesn’t matter and answer : ” I don’t know”. For the third group I’ve chose the idiom: “the world is the same wherever you go”. They are adorable, helpfully and approach with you like you are their Italian cousin’s daughter, questioning you if everything is ok, how is live far from your family or simply: ” How are you? Can I help you?”. I’ve had the fortune of meet a lot of people of this fantastic category but I want to talk about one of them, my home’s owner. David is one of that people! The first time I’ve gotten in touch with him I thought that couldn’t be possible that a man with his curriculum ( he is a University Professor), his philanthropy, his soul, could have the most beautiful house that I’ve visited here in City, and that without any fees he gave me the key of his home, but…. here I am! Living here has been less traumatic than I’ve imagined and in conclusion I hope to meet a lot of Americans people in order to know them better.