I am going to the US for an internship at a major tech company in January. Since I have been to the US only for tourism, I don't have slightest idea about the work culture in general.
A supervisor was assigned to me for the duration of the internship, and I have not been told what I will be working on. I would like to know in advance what the project I have been assigned to is, as well as ask for book recommendations/resources so that I can get acquainted with the topics involved beforehand and get productive ASAP when I arrive. Would it be considered intrusive or impolite if I were to send her an email on this?.
Also, are any important things I should know about how to handle relations?. I am thinking along the lines of cultural differences that might hinder my relationship with co-workers. For example, in my country it is common to salute people with a kiss in the cheek, even in formal settings; would it be considered awkward, offensive or unprofessional if I did this in the US?.