To film 2MM Chapter 2 - A Deeper Look at Indian Education and 2MM Chapter 3 - A Deeper Look at Chinese Education, we flew both the Indian and Chinese students to the United States for two weeks. Indianapolis, Chicago and Washington DC all tested their ability to acculturate to America. Both the Chinese and Indians easily blended into the comfortable U.S. lifestyle.
I wasn't so sure that two teenagers from Carmel, Indiana would find the reverse trip as easy. So we decided to test Neil and Brittany's acculturative abilities by taking them for 10 days to India -- Bangalore, Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. For adult supervision, 2MM publicist extraordinaire, Liza Dittoe, accompanied them on the trip, as did I.
See the Acculturation Album to decide for yourself how they did. I must confess they were more adventurous and acculturative than I anticipated, as a few examples below illustrate: