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Intro: life and experiences in United States

Backpacking in the United States of America

  • Backpacker spots: Austin, Boston, New York, Portland (Maine) San Diego, San Francisco.
  • Characteristics: pricey time in a beautiful country, shabby motels, special natural areas, big differences between east and west.

Travel in the United States of America

  • Travel characteristics: great distances in a country where almost everything is big, lots of road trip facilities.
  • City spotting: Boston, Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, San Francisco, New York, Washington.
  • Nature spotting: Colorado, Death Valley, Everglades, Grand Canyon, Hawaii, Niagara Falls, Sequoia National Park!, Yosemite part, Yellowstone park.
  • Wildlife spotting: eagles, alligators, American bison, moose, grizzlies, pumas, trumpians.

Internship in the United States of America

  • Internship cities: Austin, Boston, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley.
  • Internship sectors: entertainment, financial services, innovation, marketing, media, technology, business services.
  • Internship culture: fairly competitive, dynamic and flexible work environment.
  • Learning competencies: being creative, networking, being persuasive, being professional, being results-oriented and having self-confidence.

Studying in the United States of America

  • Study cities: all over the country you will find colleges and universities where you can study for a while as a foreign student. Ranging from art in New York to computer science in California.
  • Study culture: competitive, lots of mutual hospitality (on the surface), lots of sports, quality education.
  • Learning competencies: communicate, network, plan, be stress resistant, be confident.

Volunteering in the United States of America

  • Projects: many opportunities in conservation in national parks, in education and youth care.

Working in the United States of America

  • Jobs: temporary work can be found mainly at summer camps or as an au pair.
  • Work culture: generally a diverse multicultural and professional work environment, focused on performance and results, usually limited attention to a pleasant work-life balance.

Working as a digital nomad in the United States of America

  • Hotspots: Austin, New York City, San Francisco.
  • Living in the United States of America
  • Language: English (and Spanish here and there).
  • Living climate: open society to new opportunities, diversity of cultures, good education, moderate work-life balance.
  • Health care: high quality, high cost. Your health insurance is also your lifeline: get advice on insurance policies that provide adequate coverage for proper care and also repatriation in case of emergency.
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