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Moving To A Tornado Zone In The USA? Read This First!

Monday February 19, 2018 (11:47:16)

More than 1,200 tornadoes occur in the USA each year, a greater number than in any other country in the world. About $10 billion of damage is caused annually by these violent whirlwinds, which reach from the base of a thunderstorm down to the ground. If you are moving to a tornado zone, you need to plan for these potential emergencies, get insurance, and keep up to date with local weather conditions.   more ...

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What Will The Changes To The H1 Visa In The US Mean For You?

Friday November 17, 2017 (14:22:56)

The Government of the United States has recently made several reforms to its immigration laws. Some of these changes are in relation to national security and have resulted in tighter border controls. Officials and key decision makers are expressing concern about foreign workers and migrants taking up jobs or assignments across the country instead of American citizens. They have therefore implemented certain measures to restrict the issue of work visas and permits to those who do not come from the US.   more ...

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Why The US Has The World's Top Universities

Thursday September 28, 2017 (09:23:51)

How is it that the US seems to have the lion’s share of the world’s most prestigious universities? The QS World University Rankings 2018, for instance, feature five American institutions in the top 10, and 11 in the top 20. For that matter, the top four global universities are all based in the US (in fifth place is the UK’s University of Cambridge), with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) leading the rankings for the sixth consecutive year.   more ...

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USA - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Wednesday August 16, 2017 (13:29:47)

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at the USA and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

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United States

Interview With Jennifer Aquino, Author, The International Family Guide To US University Admissions

Thursday June 22, 2017 (14:41:52)
Jennifer Aquino
Jennifer, you've recently written a guide to US university admissions for expats. Tell us about the book and its aims.

Yes! There was a huge need in the market to help international families and expats through this very complex and complicated process. An ethical, thoughtful, comprehensive, knowledgeable and easy-to-use guide did not exist. I knew I needed to write this. Now families will gain, for the first time, a full understanding of the process and also be guided through every step they need to take for applying to US universities, including the interviews, the writing, their activities, filling out all parts of the application…all from their unique perspective and experience.   more ...

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United States

A Guide To Fourth Of July Celebrations For Expats In The USA

Monday June 19, 2017 (14:51:27)
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The American Independence Day, or Declaration of Independence, is celebrated on the Fourth of July every year. It was on July 4, 1776 that the United States of America was born as an independent nation.   more ...

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The Expat Tenant's Guide To Renting Property In The USA

Friday May 12, 2017 (13:23:06)
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Renting a property is the most popular option for expats in the US, since it offers flexibility, but there are some basic issues expats need to be aware of before beginning their search.

It should also be noted that homeownership in the US is another popular route for many expats. Twice the number of expats buy a property in the US than they do around the world - 40% to 24% respectively.   more ...

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United States

Report: The US Cities That Attract The World's Top Tech Talent

Tuesday May 09, 2017 (13:32:40)
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Expats looking for a tech job will benefit from knowing which are the 25 top-rated tech cities in the United States. Those looking to start or expand a business that relies on technology will also want to know where to tap the best tech talent.   more ...

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United States

How To Move To The USA With Your Pet

Friday May 05, 2017 (22:12:36)
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Moving abroad can sometimes bring with it a host of worries - from getting your paperwork sorted to planning your journey. If you're travelling to the United States, fortunately there is a lot of information that can help make your journey more easy. Almost everything you require is listed on government websites or public portals. However, if you're planning to take your pet along with you, there's still a lot more you need to know.   more ...

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United States

Studying in the US? Here’s What You Need To Know Before You Go

Thursday May 04, 2017 (15:36:43)
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Every year, thousands of people travel to different destinations in the world for leisure, work and study. A vast majority of this population comprises students who are travelling overseas for a better education. One of the most popular destinations for students is the United States of America. Since the early 1990s, the US has been a prominent destination for people of various nationalities who want to study abroad. There are a number of universities in America that have gained global recognition and are sought after by students. In 2013, the US alone accounted for almost twenty percent of the global student population of 4.1 million - more than any other country.   more ...