I have a story that is primarily set in Australia, but is from the perspective of an American family so I need to know what some differences are between the United States and Australia. I'm looking specifically at: Houses - Common differences between Australian and American homes. School - My main character is a teenager, so an overview of what high school is like in the U.S would be appreciated. Social values/norms - Anything that would be considered odd or different about either country, such as social norms. If anyone who has been to both the United States and Australia has noticed any important differences that don't fall under these, then please feel free to add them. Thanks.