11 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to the US

  The US is such a big country that it would be hard to give tips on living here in general, but there are some similarities between states that you can consider. Indeed, Americans do share certain qualities that would be perfect to look at, especially if you’re an outsider planning to live in this country for a long time.   Of course, before moving to an unfamiliar country like the US, you...

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4 Unique American Customs Every Immigrant Must Know

The United States of America sits at the center of the world.  It boasts of the biggest economy on the global stage, thus making it the richest and the most powerful of all.    From an outsider’s standpoint, at least to some, this is also what made the US somewhat of a global trendsetter.   Indeed, on closer inspection, Americans are still unique in their own way. They still do things...

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Everything an immigrant parent should know when enrolling a child in a US school

The US ranks 28th in the global education standings, an impressive feat since there are over a hundred countries in the world. This also explains why a lot of parents with American visas want to give their children a part of this exceptional education.  As a parent, you already know what to tell your kid if he’s going to school in an unfamiliar world. You’d surely tell him to make friends,...

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Why the US is a great option for international students

According to the latest data compiled by the US Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), there are now over 1.2 million international students studying in the United States, an increase of almost 3 percent from last year. Surely, there are a multitude of reasons behind this staggering figure showing how popular the US is among international students.   Essentially, the US is the most powerful...

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The top 10 in-demand jobs in the US

Author and CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson once said that “for over 100 occupations in the US, there is far more job posting activity than hiring month to month.” Spot on and well said.     Indeed, the number of positions waiting to be filled in the US is continuously growing, but not all applicants end up getting hired. On the flipside, the quality and quantity of candidates applying aren't...

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20 Confusing American Slang Words and their Meanings

The popularity of American pop culture has made many US slang words common all over the world, but many expressions are still too obscure for a lot of us to understand. We rounded up some of those expressions along with their definitions and examples on how to use them in a typical conversation. You’ve probably heard some these from your favorite TV series or Hollywood flicks, and if...

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Commuting: The Best Way to Get Around San Francisco

  For a city as densely populated and beautiful as San Francisco, it’s natural for streets to get congested due to the volume of people rushing to the exciting events and interesting attractions that the place has to offer.    The steep roads, curvy pathways, and hidden alleys add to the unique personality of San Fran, but they are inadvertently part of the reason why driving around and...

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