Living in USA

Is Tap Water Safe to Drink in USA ? Safe Drinking Water Act in America

by Kumar October 13, 2014
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Recently, one of our readers asked regarding Drinking Water in USA as he is new to America.   I thought to myself,  why didn’t this come to my mind, I should have addressed this long time ago.  I travel quite a bit for work and usually check on water quality and regulations from locals who live […]

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Entering USA on H1B Visa – First time ? Checklist, POE Process, FAQs

by Kumar September 18, 2014
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Many of the lucky ones, who got H1B visa application picked in FY 2015 lottery, approved and stamped are one step away from entering USA.  This article will focus on information to help you with the next steps and some of the key things that will matter to you, if you are entering USA for […]

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Why NOT to speak English faster in America as International ?

by Kumar June 23, 2014
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Many of the internationals, especially Asians from the sub-continent,  tend to speak English so fast that the American counterparts may not understand a thing.  It may sound quite normal for the person speaking, but Americans may not comprehend much as you are speaking fast.  Lets see why it is important to speak slowly and how […]

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Life on H4 Visa in USA – Experience – Working to Not Working – Positive Hope !

by Guest Author November 14, 2013
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One of our readers, H4_Life ( anonymous name), has shared her thoughts of living on H4 Visa in USA. It is very inspiring for anyone to live with positive hope and attitude towards life. Thanks to H4_Life for sharing her experience with us. You can share your experience here  My First Thoughts When I first got […]

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New to US on Work Visa – Why NOT to compare Prices of US vs. Home Country

by Kumar October 10, 2013
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When I moved to the US for the first time for education, I used to compare the prices in USA with prices in India, which is my home country. It was NOT just me, I noticed the same thing with many of the students as well.  Also, when I started to work and got acquainted […]

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In USA on H1B and L1 Visa – Should You Buy a Car – Benefits vs. Expenses? Need ?

by Kumar October 9, 2013
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One of the most important decisions when you start to work on H1B Visa or L1 Visa in America is to decide if you should buy a car, even if you plan NOT to buy an expensive car like Audi or Porsche. There are many benefits of owning a car…if you are planning on saving […]

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Where to wash Clothes or do Laundry in US? Can I Hang clothes outside on a String?

by Kumar October 8, 2013
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Washing clothes is a very trivial thing, but when I landed in US for the first time, I was not sure how it would work.  I have seen new students and professionals wash clothes/ undergarments in a bath tub and hang them in the house, which would stink the entire house as it most of […]

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Landing First time in USA – Airport to Home/Hotel ? Taxi, Bus, or Airport Shuttle ?

by Kumar September 23, 2013
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If you have not traveled internationally and traveling to America for the first time by yourself and especially, if you do NOT have anyone to pick you up from airport like in F1 Visa – Airport Pick options by university,  you might have many doubts like how would I get to Hotel or Home from […]

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Moving to America – Things to do Before and after Entering USA

by Guest Author January 19, 2013
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One of our readers Praveen posted this nice write up as a comment. Publishing it as article as it would help others.  Thanks to Praveen  for sharing his thoughts. You can share your experiences/thoughts  by submitting article here .   Things to do Before and After Entering America   1.  Flight Tickets : After you get your […]

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Can you Save Money in USA on H1B or L1 Visa ? Cost of Living ?

by Kumar January 8, 2013
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One of the many drivers for many internationals to work in America on H1B or L1 Visa is the monetary benefits and savings they can make. The big question is how much money can you save in America ?   What are the typical expenses ?  How much is the cost of living in USA ?  […]

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