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Personal experience: what shocks immigrants in the USA the most

I thought, why not tell about some things that for some reason I did not expect to see in the USA. Alcohol Americans drink more than Russians, and for some reason they only joke about Russians. Most of our American friends have at least one wine cabinet, ...

Why do Americans move so often

Many Americans change their place of residence with enviable regularity. The average US resident moves 12 times in his life, according to data from the US Census Bureau. Lena Lukashova talked with people of different ages and professions, as a result of which she identified three reasons for frequent moving ...

You are an insect without a piece of paper: what problems face immigrants in the USA due to lack of documents from their homeland

Our office in New York - Russian-Divorce - provides all types of notary and legal services. However, the most burning topic is traditionally the issues of the registry office. Lack of the right documents at the right time can create great difficulties for people. Unfortunately, few people turn to a lawyer ahead of time, because ...

I went to Hollywood, but ended up in the USSR: how they live in 'our' areas of California

Drive to Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood. What pictures pop up in your head? Luxurious houses, azure ocean and palm trees? Yes, that's right. But there is also something else. Suddenly, the usual huge American stores are replaced by small rooms with long-unwashed glass. I hear Russian ...

Maya Buryakina

by ForumDaily

Seven things that may surprise you in the US

I know hundreds of people who dream of leaving their home country. At the same time, I myself have never dreamed of moving somewhere for permanent residence from my beloved Petersburg. But I have been living in California for a little over two years now. During this time…

Prisoner of Fahrenheit Castle: how to get used to the American system of weights and measures

In the beginning there was meat. I glanced at the price tag - inexpensive, and smiled. After the price there were letters l and b. Like this - $ 5.99 lb. I asked for 2, and the seller began his manipulations: he put on disposable gloves, took out a piece of meat from the display case, threw it on ...

How to enter a US university with full funding: personal experience

I was born and raised in a very small town in Russia. After leaving school, I entered the Ural Economic University (USUE) with a degree in world economics, which I graduated with honors. During my studies, I managed to visit the USA 2 times as ...

Ksenia Kirillova

journalist ForumDaily

How to avoid typical mistakes of Russian-speaking immigrants in the USA

The USA is a country of opportunities, where everyone has the opportunity to realize themselves. And yet, Russian-speaking immigrants often complain that ignorance of the unwritten code of the local culture of communication often not only interferes with adaptation, but can also significantly complicate life in a new country. ...

Ksenia Kirillova

journalist ForumDaily

Immigration blues: what to do if you want to leave everything and return to your homeland

Lack of humanity and understanding, draconian conditions of survival, alien mentality, inability to restore the former social status and use previous achievements ... These are just some of the reasons that sometimes force immigrants to return home after several years and enormous efforts spent on adaptation in a foreign country. ...

Ksenia Kirillova

journalist ForumDaily

The Taliban continues to hunt, and the United States continues to evacuate: how the situation in Afghanistan is developing

The United States continues to evacuate American citizens and local collaborators from the Taliban-held Afghanistan. President Joe Biden has already called it “the most difficult rescue operation in history” and admitted that he could not guarantee its final outcome. In total ...

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