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Old 12-27-2012, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Ireland
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Hello there guys, my name's Michael, and I've taken part in the DV Lottery this year for the year 2014.
I still don't know if I got in or not (results are out in May), but I think it would be a good idea to give a small update on this topic:
Moving from Ireland to America

I ended up doing business, not Software, it's a 3 year Bachelor's Degree.

Location preferences have changed a little bit:
- Quiet Place, but with nightlife
- Not working from home
- Close to groceries
- Clean place
- I'll most likely end up in sales, so any locations where car salesmen would be wanted more than anywhere else? (I speak English, Polish and Spanish)

Rent is fine anywhere up to $900 for a studio.

If I do get in in 2014, I'll have some college coursework done, i.e. 2 out of 3 years. Would it be possible to do some part-time studies to obtain the degree, or will I have to start over? Is education very expensive?
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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Regardless of where in the US you move to, you will probably not want to go to college your first year here since at the state schools, you usually can only pay the in-state rate (which is much lower) if you have lived in that state for a year. Basically, wherever you decide to transfer to, they will look at the course description guide of the place you are transferring from and give you credit for the equivalent classes. One thing that may want you to stay in Ireland the extra year and finish up is that the American system usually requires taking a lot more classes that don't pertain to your major.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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Location preferences have changed a little bit:
- Quiet Place, but with nightlife
- Not working from home
- Close to groceries
- Clean place
- I'll most likely end up in sales, so any locations where car salesmen would be wanted more than anywhere else? (I speak English, Polish and Spanish)

Rent is fine anywhere up to $900 for a studio.]Quote

Clean, somewhat quiet metro areas with a decent amount of nightlife and likely some sophistication necessary for an easier transition and some use of your language skills....I'd recommend checking out Denver or Minneapolis/St Paul.
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