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Old 06-27-2008, 12:43 PM
 
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I'm doing my internship in US from Russian Government University of Kazan, my majors are Political Science and International Relations. So I have been selected for a free ride and one month accommodation in US by embassy of Russia (they paid for visas too, i have 1 year working visa).
i already arrived to NYC and worked for embassy for about 1 month. Now i have to find the job in any city in US and live there. I don't really like NYC city was looking for another safe city to work for one year while i'm here,

cities should be in North Eastern states of US (or Northern states ).
I'm looking for safe city, where the rent is preferably low, easy to find a job, easy to commute to work (as i don't have a car), big concentration of other europeans too, should be a big city like as i want to live in the apartment (like Minneapolis or Seattle). I just don't know much about cities in US as i never been in other places than NYC !
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Minneapolis sounds like it is a good fit, it has a good economy and its probably easy to commute to works. They also have plenty of apartments downtown from what I've heard. Seattle may be a bit expensive but I dont know your pay and its similar to Minneapolis.
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Old 06-27-2008, 02:44 PM
 
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Minneapolis is a nice and safe city. Very literate and educated. Public transportation is pretty good if you are within the city limits of Minneapolis. It is one of the cheaper major cities in the North, and there are a good choice of apartments. If you wanted a studio or one bedroom, you would be looking in the $500 - $800 range. Unlike Seattle, there isn't a Russian embassy here. The weather here isn't all that different from Russia. A winter here is like a winter in Moscow. The economy here is very stable and diversified. What field are you expecting to work in, if any?
Except for cities such as Washington and New York, I think you will find American cities to be alot newer (few buildings here are more than 100 years old) and more spread-out.
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Old 06-27-2008, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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I'm looking for safe city,
well, Philadelphia's out
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:07 PM
 
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Wow i asked people in the Embassy and a few people who lived in states for a long time and all of them after hearing my criteria said that Minneapolis would be the best place !!! And people on the forum say the same thing, i guess i will pack to go to Seattle !

Minnehahapolitan i look for any kind of the job as i'm student and Retail construction site work or hospitality jobs would be fine !!! I really hate this hot weather in NYC i can't breathe i never experienced air so humid in my life ! Let me ask you a few questions, will it be easy for me to find an appartment as i don't have any credit and is it easier to find job than in new york ? cause about 1000 candidates here even for the dish washer job !!!!
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:15 PM
 
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Landlords anywhere will be more hesitant to give an apartment lease to you if you have no credit. You will prob. have better luck with landlords who only keep a few units as I feel they are more open to certain circumstances. Jobs are tight in most places (it is the Bush economy). If you are an enrolled student (am I right in assuming this) you can usually do a work/study program that would get you an on-campus job. Otherwise you will be in the open job market, which is harder. I honestly don't know how easy it is to find a job here right now, and I couldn't even start to compare Mpls. to other cities.
Minneapolis isn't consistently cold. It will hit the 90*F a few times per year and it can get a little humid. It won't be as bad as New York, that is one thing I can promise.
Hope this helped you get started. Best of luck.
---Minnehahapolitan
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Oh, and to translate that to Celsius, its about 40 I think
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:11 PM
 
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You just made yourself look kinda silly. Not only could he of quickly figured what it converts to with a quick google search (rather insulting to his abilities), but the conversion is nowhere near 40*. Sorry to chew you out, but you hit a pet peeve of mine.
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:38 PM
 
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........................... hehe its fine
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:05 PM
 
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I don't care about Job, guess i can find in 7 days or so ! And apartment too hopefully... I have enough money for that thanks god !!!
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