Expat Guide to Living in New York
Whether you're already living in New York or preparing to move to New York, our Expat Guide to Living in United States offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in New York. For answers to specific questions, visit our United States Forum to talk with expats in New York.
New York City is one of the most "international" cities in the world, but expats there also contend with one of the most expensive costs of living at the same time. Here's what you need to know to get a general idea of what those costs are.
Expats living in NYC have many international and bilingual school choices -- international schools, bilingual schools, language immersion schools, IB World schools, British Schools and more. Here's a list of the most well-known international schools in NYC.
Are you a Francophone moving to NYC? This article offers an extensive list of French schools in NYC with addresses, maps and accreditation information from the French Consulate General. The list covers all ages ranges from French nursery schools through French high schools in New York City. In addition to private French schools in the NYC area, this article covers all of the NYC public schools with French dual language programs (DLP) and several well-known French schools in suburban New York and New Jersey.
Expats moving to New York City often find it daunting figuring out where to live in. Here are 10 of the best options available in the five boroughs.
More Culture Shock Reports for New York
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in New York handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in New York:
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More Living in New York Reports
What are people's priorities in New York - work? family? socializing? 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 New York:
Moving Overseas Report
What should you take with you when you move to New York? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in New York? Help others moving to New York by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.
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Submit an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in New York
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in New York. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in New York:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to New York. If you are already living in New York, 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 New York by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in New York? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in New York? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
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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: 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.