As the global village forming these decades, an increasing number of people immigrate and a lot of them find that the foreign life is not that satisfying as they thought. Now, there is a heated debate on whether immigrants should adopt the local culture or establish a minority community when immigrating to a new country. Personally, I incline towards the former view.
In respect of establishing a minority community, though having its own demerits, merits are also apparent. First of all, their homesick will be relieved if they live with their compatriots. At the same time, contradictions between the local and immigrants can hardly be avoided and the local rules are also unfavorable for the immigrants. A minority community can be a protection to the immigrants.
Adapting to the local culture can bring immigrants many benefits. To begin with, the ability to communicate with strangers can be trained during this process. No one can avoid the relationship with the neighborhood, therefore this capability is vital important. Besides, local culture and new culture will be mixed into a kind of new culture which may promote the development of economy, culture and many other aspects. In terms of an individual, with the guide and help of the local, new immigrants can avoid many inconveniences and conflicts effectively. To illustrate, immigrants from Asia would be spared the embarrassment of irritating the servers if they are well-informed about and follow the custom of tipping in an American restaurant. Last, if the immigrants just want to live with their compatriots, the aim of going abroad will vanish and be meaningless.
To sum up, there are a number of benefits for the immigrants who choose to adapt to the local culture. No doubt this type of life will increase in the coming years.