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Old 12-20-2008, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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people arent even considered american anymore in the US.. its where they are from in america.. a "New Yorker" is a 'New Yorker" like a "Texan" is a "Texan".

If you gather the personalities around you in the city you move in then you ar a " "
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:54 PM
 
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Thank you for your replies, it sounds promising.

I have been to North Dakota, Minneapolis and Vegas by the way. I loved all these places for different reasons. I have an aunt and cousins in ND. My aunt runs her own business. If she hired me, would it be possible for me to get a workvisa-->greencard even though i would only do simple tasks? I don't really consider taking this route, i'm just curious. It would maybe not be so fun to be stuck in a small North Dakota town doing boring work for 5 years.
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:03 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Hello.
I'm a 22 year old swede.
I am in love with america and american culture.

Is it possible for me to become a real american? Or would i always be percepted as an outsider even though i'm white and speak decent english (with a weird accent)? What about my future kids?

I will probably get a PhD in statistics from a swedish university. Possibly a bachelor's degree in finance or economics too. Is there any need for people with that kind of educational background in America?

Thank you!
If you had a 2 year degree in economics you could have been Bush's treasury secretary
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Old 12-20-2008, 05:02 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Or our new presidents shoeshine boy !
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Here
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Hello.
I'm a 22 year old swede.
I am in love with america and american culture.

Is it possible for me to become a real american? Or would i always be percepted as an outsider even though i'm white and speak decent english (with a weird accent)? What about my future kids?

I will probably get a PhD in statistics from a swedish university. Possibly a bachelor's degree in finance or economics too. Is there any need for people with that kind of educational background in America?

Thank you!
Well, go ahead, why didn't you move in yet? lol!
we are all immigrents here in america, didn't you know that? George Washington, Ben Franklyn, they all emigrated here at one point in their family history.
I have immigrents in my family, but we are all proud to be Americans.
an "American" is anyone living in America. it's not really the place, but the idea.
"America is a state of mind"

Oh, and if you decide to come, welcome aboard!
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Last edited by Marty McFly Jr; 12-20-2008 at 06:25 PM.. Reason: Oh, and if you decide to come, welcome aboard!
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Here
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people arent even considered american anymore in the US.. its where they are from in america.. a "New Yorker" is a 'New Yorker" like a "Texan" is a "Texan".

If you gather the personalities around you in the city you move in then you ar a " "
not true
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are you from New York?
I'm from America
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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It won't be easy to get a green card or work visa even though you have some relatives in the US. One of my work collegues is from a eastern european country, and she came to the US with her husband (who had accepted a University professor job in California) about 7 years ago. It took my work collegue about 5 years (while she was a legal US resident) to get a green card before she could go out and legally get a job! And she has a degree in engineering and strong prior job history in Czech. I don't mean to be negative, but don't underestimate the difficulty of getting a green card to work in the US.

It is just as difficult for a US citizen to go to a EU country and try to get a work permit. I spent 4 years living in Germany in the 1970s while serving in the US military during the cold war era. Much of that time was at remote military outposts along the former east-west border between Germany. I speak German quite well, and still have many good friends there who could serve as references. I know of a few places I might be able to get a job (telecom network engineering) if I could get legal work papers. But it just isn't that easy. The only reasonably quick way is via marriage to a citizen of the country you are trying to move to.
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Here
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^^ there's a movie called "green card" I think. I watched it ages ago. you might want to see it for your situation it's relative. you might find it funny
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:52 PM
 
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Accents are beautiful...don't worry about your accent...American accents vary regionally and significantly as well (and have changed over time -- eg, watch old movies from the 50s to see what I mean), so what's the big deal? As long as you do everything by the book immigration-wise and are a productive, tax-paying, law-abiding member of this society, you are most welcome here. I'm so glad to hear that a European is in love with our country.
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