Moving to and settling in the US as an expat can be an exciting yet challenging transition. With over 90 articles written detailing our personal experiences over the past two years, hopefully, this resource can help ease your adjustment to relocating/living in the US. From the excitement of exploring US national parks to the nuances of everyday life, such as renting an apartment, getting a driver’s license, and understanding credit systems, I’ve documented it all.
Each article is peppered with personal anecdotes – like the time I navigated the DMV for my driver’s license, or our family’s first thrilling road trip to Yellowstone. These stories aim to give you more than just facts; they offer a glimpse into the real-life experiences of an expat. For example, you can get a sense of what living in Foster City is like via this article and the video about my morning run.
Adjusting to a new culture can be challenging, and that’s why I’ve included a section dedicated to understanding American culture. From social etiquette to workplace norms, these insights will help you integrate seamlessly into your new environment.
To simplify complex processes, you’ll find handy checklists for tasks like relocation, setting up your first home, and dealing with administrative formalities. These checklists are designed to ensure you don’t miss any crucial steps.
Throughout each article, you’ll find links to relevant external resources, official government websites, and expat forums. These are invaluable for deep dives into specific topics.
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Community and Feedback
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The world is always changing, and so are the rules and norms of living in a new country. I will try to keep this guide updated, ensuring you always have access to the latest information.
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