Articles about the USA

Moving to a new country comes with some unique challenges – and who better to answer your questions than expats and relocation specialists. Below is a list of helpful articles packed with advice, tips, and first-hand experiences to help expats make a home for themselves in the USA.

Understanding health insurance in the USA

Healthcare in the USA is really a mixed bag. On one hand, the USA represents some of the best medical research facilities in the world and on the other, you will find underfunded practices. Here's all you need to know about health insurance in the USA.

Preparing for a move to the USA

The practical aspects of moving to the USA can be overwhelming. Author Julie Musk shares her advice on preparing for a move to the USA.

Getting a social security number in the USA

Expats moving to the United States will need a Social Security Number (SSN) before formally starting a job. This is used to report one's earnings to the government, and in this way it is similar to the National Insurance (NI) number in the UK. Read about the process of getting a social security number in the USA.

Colleges and universities in the USA

The US has over 4,000 degree-granting institutions, which opens up an amazing wealth of opportunities for expats moving to the country with children approaching college age. Learn more about colleges and universities in the USA.

Applying to college in the USA

Expat international students applying to American four-year colleges for bachelor degrees should be aware that the application process differs quite markedly from admission practices elsewhere in the world. Find out how to apply to college in the USA.

Financial aid and student visa requirements in the USA

Most American colleges welcome expat students and won't treat them differently for most of the admission process. However, financial aid and visa requirements for college admissions are two logistical hurdles that expats should consider well in advance.

Expat Health Insurance Partners

Aetna International

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Cigna Global

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