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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.

Submit a Culture Shock Report

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.

Submit a Living Overseas Report

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.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

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.

Submit an International School Review

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.

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 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.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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Living-in-the-United-StatesHealth Care in New York City

New York City is widely regarded as one of the best places in the world for specialized health care. Here are some important medical resources for expats living in New York City.

New York City is widely regarded as one of the best places in the world for specialized health care. Here are some important medical resources for expats living in New York City....

Living-in-the-USAHealthcare in Boston

Expats in Boston have access to excellent healthcare and hospitals attached to the best medical schools in the world. As with other parts of the U.S., it's imperative to know your coverage before you access any kind of care or purchase prescription medication.

Expats in Boston have access to excellent healthcare and hospitals attached to the best medical schools in the world. As with other parts of the U.S., it's imperative to know your coverage before you...

Moving-To-Saipan-(not-really-Guam,-but-not-listed-anywhere)An Expat Talks about 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.

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 gener...

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