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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.

Cost of Living in New York City

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.

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.

10 Best Places to Live in New York City

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:
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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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Additional Articles
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.

New York Suburbs: Greenwich, CT - Best Commute in Connecticut

With the fastest commute to New York City in Connecticut, this extremely affluent city boasts and busy downtown, marinas, beaches and good schools.

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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-ChristianstedAn Expat Discusses Living in Christiansted, United States

An expat talks about life in Christiansted, St. Croix following Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. The oil refinery closed, tourism was down and jobs were hard to come by. But, the situation is improving since refinery has reopened and there are reconstruction jobs. She wouldn't advise someone to move to St. Croix right now unless they don't need to work.

An expat talks about life in Christiansted, St. Croix following Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. The oil refinery closed, tourism was down and jobs were hard to come by. But, the situation is i...

10-Tips-for-Living-in-New-York-CityExpat 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...

Transportation-in-New-York-Tri-State-AreaExpat 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....

Top-10-Things-To-Do-For-Expats-Living-in-New-York-CityExpat 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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