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Expat Guide to Living in Chicago

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

Culture Shock Report

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Chicago handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Chicago by filling out our Culture Shock Report.

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Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Chicago - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Chicago by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

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Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Chicago? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Chicago? Help others moving to Chicago by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

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International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Chicago with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Chicago, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

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Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Chicago. If you are already living in Chicago, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

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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 Chicago by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Chicago? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Chicago by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Chicago? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Chicago? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

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Culture-Shock-in-Northern-VirginiaAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living 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.

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 an...

Living-in-SaipanAn Expat Discusses 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.

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 Saipa...

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.

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...

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.

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: 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.

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....

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