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Old 04-20-2015, 06:09 PM
 
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Hello everyone,
I will be immigrating to the usa soon from the caribbean. I have relatives in california whom i am fairly close to (and other states whom I am not close to at all). It seems that California would not be suitable for me due to the expense. Is there any state/city will be a perfect fit for me?
I am 25 years old,( black ) female. Single and childless. I have a BSC in Nursing but haven't been working for very long. I would ultimately like to change my career to something in the IT Field.
I would love the opportunity to experience 4 seasons although that could be optional.
i am very introverted and do not have a social life.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:40 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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First off, find work near your California relatives and live with them for a few months -- pay them some rent with your savings if you have any -- until you can get your feet on the ground in the US. That will give you time to figure out if you want to go to school again for IT, resume your career as a nurse, and whether you want to see another part of the country. Being near family is important when you're making big changes, and its even more important to be near family that you're close to.

(And don't assume that every nook and cranny in California is overpriced. It isn't. That's mainly around San Francisco and San Diego. But there are some moderately-priced areas even in those metro areas.)

Good luck.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Try Philadelphia, it's the best place to be in the U.S. now for career or travel. Center City just surpassed Chicago to be #2 largest downtown, and #1 largest downtown in the U.S. is less than 100 miles away.
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:47 AM
 
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First off, find work near your California relatives and live with them for a few months -- pay them some rent with your savings if you have any -- until you can get your feet on the ground in the US. That will give you time to figure out if you want to go to school again for IT, resume your career as a nurse, and whether you want to see another part of the country. Being near family is important when you're making big changes, and its even more important to be near family that you're close to.

(And don't assume that every nook and cranny in California is overpriced. It isn't. That's mainly around San Francisco and San Diego. But there are some moderately-priced areas even in those metro areas.)

Good luck.
I agree. There are a number of reasonably priced areas to live in within the state that don't involve, SF, LA or San Diego.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:31 AM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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What is your visa strategy? You cannot work on a tourist or school visa.
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Old 04-21-2015, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Also, for IT Silicon Valley is overrated and becoming exclusive to find jobs there. Try East Coast cities as they have larger Caribbean communities than California.
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:36 AM
 
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Also, for IT Silicon Valley is overrated and becoming exclusive to find jobs there. Try East Coast cities as they have larger Caribbean communities than California.
And no close relatives like she does in California...
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:06 AM
 
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What is your visa strategy? You cannot work on a tourist or school visa.
Yes this is the most important issue before deciding to move to the USA.
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