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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.

Health 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.

NYC Hospitals

New York City is home to some of the most renowned hospitals in the world. If you're a NYC expat, you should familiarize yourself with NYC hospitals before a medical emergency or need arises. And, when you're choosing expat health insurance, you'll want to know which hospitals are included in network.

International Schools in NYC

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.

French Schools in New York

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.

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:
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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.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

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:
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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.

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 New York 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 New York? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in New York 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 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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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...

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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.

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Health-Care-in-New-York-CityHealth 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....

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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...

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