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Hanging out in the School Carpool Line

I’ve heard a lot about the notorious carpool lines at schools from other parents in the past. Now, that my daughter goes to Kindergarten, I experienced it first hand. I used to walk her into daycare, later pre-K (pre-Kindergarten) and other than a locked door sometimes, there were no security systems in place. The new school, which combines Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle School in one building... read more

5 Must See Historical Monuments in the United States

This is a guest post by Flora Cox. Every nation has a history and United States is no exception. Although its history may not be as rich as that of china or England it has numerous historical sites that honour the American history and heritage. These landmarks portrays America’s rich history from the early day’s right into modern times. People interested in visiting and explore these monuments have an... read more

Getting the Driver’s License… Again!

Have you been driving in your country for many years before moving to America? It does not matter much here and you’ll be seen as an inexperienced driver regardless. Not any more experienced as a 15 year old highschool student when it comes to driving. You probably know what that means for insurance premiums. And the driver’s license is not only needed for driving, but also as a common form of... read more

911 vs. 311 – When to call what number

With all the new things going on in our lives as expats, we sometimes forget to learn some basic things that Americans learn while growing up here. One of these things is the correct use of the number 9-1-1. In American movies and TV shows it’s always related to a medical emergency, fire or to call the police for help and backup. So I’m sure you’ve heard 911 a million times and you know... read more

What does Schwarzenegger, Einstein, Tesla and Chaplin have in common?

It used to be everybody’s dream to start a new life in the U.S. – The American Dream. We all know very famous people, who really took their career to the next level after immigrating to America. Some of them really made a dent in history and in their field of expertise. In this series I would like to shed some light on some of these famous expats who came to America for new opportunities, safety and... read more

What You Should Know About Speeding Tickets

Germans like me who are used to the Autobahn probably have the hardest time on America’s interstates with its strict speed limits of anywhere between 60 mph to 85 mph. In fact, 85 mph is only allowed on a 41-mile segment somewhere in Texas. A few other parts of Texas as well as the whole state of Utah set the speed limit to 80 mph. With everybody usually being in a rush to get from A to B, traffic... read more

Imperial vs. Metric System for Expats

The U.S. is one of only 3 countries world wide, that still uses the Imperial system, also known as U.S. Standard. Well, Americans have adapted to the metric system in science, sports (5k anyone?) and medicine, but everything else is still stuck in ancient times. Speed, length, temperature, weight, etc. – everything is different. That can be quite a challenge for new expats, because they usually think in... read more

Jack from Konstanz, Germany

I wanted to interview Jack Bosch for months and we finally made it happen. It couldn’t have come at a better time, because Jack, who’s real name is actually Joachim, is launching his brand new book Forever Cash today. At the end of this interview, which is mainly about Jack’s personal journey through immigration, he shares with us how he built a very successful real estate business from... read more

Child Care Options in America

Soon after arrival one of the first things you would have to do as a working immigrant parent, is finding a place to stay for your child while you’re off to work. No matter what city or state you got settled in, there are usually a handful of child care options if not more. As a stay at home parent with a working spouse you don’t need to figure this out just yet, but you might want to explore... read more

English Proverbs and Puzzled Looks

“Great Minds Think Alike.” That sounds pretty awesome and compliments both of you. I don’t know how this popular saying is translated in other languages, but in German it’s more like “Two Fools, One thought” for lack of a better translation. You get the idea… and it’s a guaranteed laugh every time I bring it up to Americans. This is just one example of a 1:1... read more

The Benefits of an Internship Abroad

Being a student you usually don’t worry too much about getting a job later on in your life, let alone how to enhance your resume to impress future employers. While different countries have different business mentalities and employers might value one thing over the other, there’s something that always makes a very good impression – work experience abroad. Benefits for the intern An internship... read more

Daily Tips, Facts & USA Information on Facebook

I’m a little tied up with a side project and my next blog post will be live soon with a little delay. I just want it to be good and not rushed. In the meantime I would like to invite you to visit my Facebook page. I come across a lot of interesting information for immigrants and I post on Facebook about once a day. There’s so much great advice, tips and facts about living, working and... read more

How to Jump Start Your School English

Learning English in school and actually communicating well with native speakers are two different pairs of shoes. School gives you all the basics, teaches you about the correct grammar and proper vocabulary to use in common situations. It’s enough to get by while traveling, but it’s not enough to hit the ground running after you entered the United States to actually live here. You’ll... read more

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