Practical Information for Everyday Living
Practical Information for Everyday Living

While in the United States, you will want to do more than just study. You will have many opportunities to discover more about the country through daily contact with Americans, by exploring all that your area has to offer, and by taking some time to travel to other corners of the United States. You will have to deal with such matters as banking, shopping, postal and telephone services, automobiles and traffic laws, tipping customs, and so on. This section gives practical information to help you become familiar with the services, conveniences, opportunities, and ways of daily life in the United States. If you are traveling to the United States with your family, it also provides information to help you help them settle in your new home.
  • Health and Wellness - When traveling abroad, you always have to be ready for extreme or unfamiliar conditions.
  • Personal Safety - Unfortunately, as everywhere else in the world, there is crime in the United States.
  • Transportation - Upon arriving in the United States you will soon need to make a decision about transportation.
  • Money Matters - America is no longer a cash society.
  • Telecommunications - A telephone is definitely a necessity in the United States.
  • Using the U.S. Postal Service - The U.S. Postal Service offers a wide variety of services.
  • Clubs and Sports - Joining any of the vast number of clubs and sports groups is the best way to make new friends.
  • Arrangements for Dependents - If your family will accompany you to the United States, there are other things to consider.