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Old 03-17-2008, 03:44 AM
 
Location: istanbul
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Istanbul isn't small but Istanbul's main language is Turkish, and l am a lawyer here. So it is not difficult to live here for me. l have a job in an insurance company as a lawyer in istanbul. l will give up my job on April and come to USA on May. (l was born in 1979)
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:49 AM
 
Location: istanbul
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I'll check up on you tommorrow, good luck!
Thank you!

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..and if your real name is paranoid android, you're not going to have a good time
l will tell you my name by a private message.

(Have a good sleep/rest)
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:08 AM
 
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Paranoid Android...pretty much in every good-sized community, you'll find an English as Second Language course. After all, America is a nation of immigrants, so there is an ongoing effort to help people.

If you move to the South or the Midwest, you'll probably find a more helpful attitude on the part of local people as you struggle a bit with the language. People in those regions are more polite.
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:38 AM
 
Location: istanbul
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Thank you cpg35223. l will think about it.
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Nice thought coming to US. Question is under what terms? VISA wise...Tourist (no work permit), Student VISA...(still No work permit),Resident status (2-10 yrs maybe for a GREEN Card) you can then work legally, It would be possible to work ILLEGALY, ask any MEXICAN. Then again, to work as an Attorney, you would have to PASS the STATE BAR EXAM which is VERY STRICT in ALL states. Being said, you cannot practice LAW from one state to another state without due process of exceptence from the STATE BAR that you wish to transfer too. It is not like driving from state to state any time you wish.We have 50 states and each state has its own rules regarding PRACTICING LAW. Hope this trivial info from a NON practicing LAWYER (Lay person) helps, Welcome to USA. Stefhen
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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The midwest may be good for you, but the weather can be harsh. People in the midwest and south are generally considered to be friendly.

NYC and LA are great, too, but they may be a bit overwhelming. But they'll probably have more of what you need.

Are you muslim? I'm just curious. Some places can be less accepting of Muslims. Actually, St. Louis has one of the largest Bosnian populations outside of Bosnia, and a lot of them are Muslim. And St. Louis recently got its first minaret. But I don't know if they're sunni or shiite, that might make a difference, since apparently they believe different things. But if you are Muslim, I'm not going to lie, there will be some resistance basically anywhere in the U.S. There's kind of mistrust of Muslims in recent years, unfortunately. You should be fine in any major city, but it may take people longer to warm up to you, even in the largest of cities.

If you're a Christian you should find a good church in basically any city, no matter your denomination. Seems like the midwest is more Catholic and the south is more protestant (pentecostal, Assemblies of God, Methodist, Lutheran, Baptist, etc...)

Any other religion should also be accepted in any major city.

Some more details might be nice. Do you prefer a certain kind of climate? Do you want a place that has a strong middle-eastern influence? What size of city do you prefer? How much can you spend for things like rent, food, etc? Will you need public transportation? Do you want to live in a neighborhood with people similar to you?

Any of those questions would help us narrow it down. The U.S. is so large you can probably find something you'll like.
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Also, if a school has an English Second-Language program it will usually be abbreviated ESL.

And your English is good, better than some Americans I know of.

This site ESL Slang Page: Complete Listing may help, since it has some American slang on there which can be confusing. Some of it is slang words that are not appropriate for every situation, though. If so, it'll say [offensive] next to it. So, if you don't want to see those words then avoid the page, but it may be better to know what they mean.
http://www.manythings.org/slang/ more slang.

If you hear someone say a word and then repeat it without really knowing what it means it can get you in trouble. I learned that when I was first learning English, as a kid. I also learned that from TV (Seinfeld).

Good luck!

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Old 03-17-2008, 07:42 PM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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Ambition makes you look pretty ugly....kicking squealing gucci little piggy....

Yeah, I know where you're coming from on that one .

In any case, what are you planning to study, aside from English as a second language? I assume you are planning to study in some kind of field or another. This will have a big impact on where you wind up, as different schools have different strengths and weaknesses (same in Turkey, I'm sure).

As for your prospective cities, NYC has massive numbers of immigrants but if money is going to be an issue for you, you may be better off avoiding it. There's a lot of opportunity there, but it is VERY expensive. Chicago could be an option if you don't mind the cold, its quite diverse and considerably less expensive. I know the Detroit metro has a large Muslim population, but the economy isn't doing so well. I was born and raised in New York and currently live in Chicago, so I know the most about those two places, if you have any more specific questions about them.

Word to the wise, though - if you are a Muslim, you should probably head for one of the larger metropolitan areas. You may have a difficult time fitting in otherwise, and there is still some anti-Muslim bias in certain places.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:59 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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How much money have you saved up (American)? That would be a prime concern of mine. Otherwise, you should have no unusual problems
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Old 03-18-2008, 04:03 AM
 
Location: istanbul
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It would be possible to work ILLEGALY, ask any MEXICAN.
Do you hate Mexican because of that?
And Mr.Bagu, l know that l can't work as a lawyer in your country and l don't want to. l will come to US only learning English and then l will come back to istanbul. l try to find legal way to work, so l asked all of you "could you help me please?" But l must to say that if l can't find legal way, l will work illegaly just like a Mexican! Thank you for your answer.

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Are you muslim? I'm just curious.
l was born in a Muslim country but l am not a Muslim or a Christian. l don't believe religions. l believe my power, my friends's power, tree's power, ocean's power and ect. And l believe conscience. l can feel the energy which is scattered in the natural. Maybe it is Pantheism.
l am at work now (time is difference here about seven hours) and l can't check the words from dictonary now, l will read your writing again later.

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Ambition makes you look pretty ugly....kicking squealing gucci little piggy....Yeah, I know where you're coming from on that one
l didn't understand you, what did you mean?
For the information, thank you.

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I assume you are planning to study in some kind of field or another.
l try to understand you but sorry, l didn't. l am at work now, l will try later.
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