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Expat Guide to Living in United States

Whether you're already living in United States or preparing to move to United States, our Expat Guide to Living in United States offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in United States. For answers to specific questions, visit our United States Forum to talk with expats in United States.

10 Tips for Living in the United States

Expats in the United States live in the most sought after destination country in the world. Here are some tips and resources for finding out what you need to get there, and how to succeed once you're in the U.S.

5 Tips For Living in Texas

Expats in Texas live in one of the largest states in the United States. Here are some tips for expats on how to successfully move to, and settle into, one of the most iconic American states.

Top 10 Tech Cities For Expats in North America and Europe

Expats looking for tech jobs often are willing to move any where in the world for the right position. Here are some of the hottest tech cities in Europe and North America for expats to consider.

5 Tips For Tech Jobs in Washington DC

Expats in Washington, D.C. find themselves not just in the U.S. capital, but also a growing tech sector with increasing importance.

Moving to Saipan (not really Guam, but not listed anywhere), United States

An expat in Saipan describes Saipan as a beautiful, broken paradise. She urges people to visit before moving to Saipan. When you move, find a full concrete home with storm shutters and a backup generator to weather cyclones. She talks about the cost of living, what to bring and leave at home and water shortages.

Moving to Perrysburg, US

An expat who moved to Perrsyburg, Ohio for his job discusses the cost of living in Ohio. Due to the very high cost of healthcare in the US, he plans on returning to Europe when he retires. He advises other expats to find a job with health care benefits and relocation assistance before you move to the United States.

Culture Shock in Northern Virginia, United States

Be as open and as friendly as you can be. You may find friends that are a different age or nationality from those you had at home. Treat yourself to the odd magazine or candy from your home country and skype.

Living in Braintree, United States

One member talks about life in Braintree, Vermont. She recommends that expats volunteer to meet other people -- at the library, hospital, church or dog shelter.

Living in Saipan, United States

An expat in Saipan advises newcomers to expect to feel isolated, bring enough money for plane tickets for an emergency, learn to snorkel, bring a camera and enjoy the lovely people and beautiful Saipan.

Dream vs Reality of Living in San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States

An expat shares a brief report about his expectations going into a move to Puerto Rico, and the realities that actually awaited him there.

More Culture Shock Reports for United States

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in United States handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in United States:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in United States Reports

What are people's priorities in United States - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in United States:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to United States Reports

What should you take with you when you move to United States? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in United States? Below are some of the responses from expats in United States:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in United States

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in United States. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in United States:
Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality of Living in United States Reports

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to United States. If you are already living in United States, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in United States:
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in United States by taking our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby in United States Reports

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in United States? Below are some of the reports from expats in United States:
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working in United States Reports

What's it like to find a job in United States? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in United States? Below are some of the reports from expats in United States:
Submit a Working Abroad Report
Additional Articles
5 Tips for Tech Jobs in Austin

Expats who work in Austin for tech companies enjoy one of the fastest growing regional tech centers in the world. Austin has excellent housing options, a dynamic art scene, and some of the best food in America... it truly is one of the best places to live in America.

5 Tips for Tech Jobs in Seattle

Tech expats in Seattle live in one of the most famous centers of high technology in the world. Home to such tech stalwarts as Microsoft and Amazon, the Seattle area also has a vibrant business environment for start ups to cash in on and thrive.

5 Tips For Living in Silicon Alley

Expats that work in the tech industry in New York City are among the luckiest in the world. Yes, it's competitive and it takes a great deal of resilience, but if you can make it happen, you'll live and work in one of the world's greatest tech cities in the world.

5 Tips For Living in Silicon Valley

Expats living in Silicon Valley are often involved in companies and projects that change the world. It's a dream many people across the world hope to pursue, but it's not an easy one and can involves years to make it happen.

Top 5 Tips For Moving to Boston

Expats in Boston will find one of the most popular and beloved cities in the United States. Its rich history, waterfront setting, and diverse job offerings make it a popular destination for U.S. citizens and expats alike.

The 8 Best Countries for Brits to Retire Abroad

Many Brits choose to retire to Australia and the United States. In addition to these popular locales, Ryan Smith recommends several other great retirement destinations for British retirees.

5 Tips For Living In Denver

Expats in Denver will find a unique culture that combines an independent spirit with a profound love for the outdoors. Technology companies abound in this quintessential Rocky Mountain state.

10 Tips For Making Friends in the United States

Expats in the U.S. sometimes find it hard to make friends. While it can be challenging, the United States offers quite a few ways to make the process of making friends easier than one might think.

5 Tips for Living in Seattle

Read what it's like to move to Seattle and live as an expat in one of the most important technology centers in the world. Expats in Seattle enjoy a unique culture in a gorgeous Pacific Northwest setting.

5 Tips for Living in Los Angeles

Read what it's like to move to Los Angeles and live as an expat in one of the most famous cities in the world. Expats in Los Angeles enjoy a diverse city in a warm and sunny climate, where differences are celebrated as much as anywhere else in America.

5 Tips for Living in San Francisco

Expats living in San Francisco and the Bay Area will find a unique culture that is a magnet for people from all over America - and the world. Find great information on how to settle into the home of Silicon Valley, Napa Valley, and much, much more.

International AutoSource Released a Study to Help Expats Relocating to the United States

The top challenge identified by current Expats in the United States is difficulty obtaining documentation, according to a recent study conducted by International AutoSource.

Expat Guide to Finding Your Ideal College State

The U.S is the first choice for international undergraduates, with nearly 900,000 foreign students making the move last year. Read advice on some of the options available to students around the world.

10 Best Places in the World to Get in the Christmas Spirit

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Here are 10 of the best places in the world to get in the Christmas spirit.

Which US States Are Best For Expats?

Ella Jameson shares her picks for the best US states for expats. What do you think? Share your favorite US states for expats.

Expat New York: Top 10 New York Suburbs For Expats

Many expats that live in or around New York City choose not to live in the city, but instead in one of the many suburbs in New Jersey, Connecticut and Westchester County, NY. Here are just a few of the options available to expats.

Expat New York: Top 10 Things To Do For Expats Living in New York City

Expats in New York City will learn a lot about the culture and people of New York if they get out and do some exploring. Here are 10 things to do that will help get you quickly settled.

Expat New York: Public Transportation Options

Expats living in the New York Metropolitan area have a variety of public transportation options. Learn about the rail and bus systems near your home - or where you will live.

Expat New York: 10 Tips for Living in New York City

Expats in New York City will quickly find that New Yorkers defy their stereotypes. New York is a melting pot of people from every corner of the globe and every income level -- all brought together by the city's subway system. Some expats enjoy living right in the hustle and bustle of the city. Others choose to enjoy a bit more greenery and space in a suburb on New York.

US Immigration: Tips for US Citizenship

US Immigration is a dream for many, but a complex process. Immigration lawyer, Karen-Lee Pollak, describes the process.

The Truth About Saipan

With its year-round tropical weather, world class shore diving and rich cultural diversity, Saipan is a destination worth discovering.


It's funny how you adjust to life and the weather where ever you live. Cold in one place is completely different in another. Harling shares his experiences in Sussex, England.

Steps to Getting a Driver's License in the U.S.

Unless you're moving to a major US city like New York, you'll be needing a driver's license. Here is an overview of the process involved in obtaining your license in the US.

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