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Old 10-29-2009, 07:29 AM
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hi all
i won green card lottery this year and after lots of thought i decide to move to USA and start my life all over again. so i have lots of question about it and i appreciate if you answer them :
(a little background: i am 24 yo, currently studying medicine in my country(iran) but since it is 7 year long and about 4 year of it is left so i decide to quit it and move to us, so i don't have any bs degree. i have no family in US just couples of friends in CA)

1. my first question is which city is low cost and affordable for a foreigner like me? i really love Maryland-north Carolina and CA because of my friends there. are these places good for me ?

2.how much money do you think is good enough to start a life in US?

3. i want to transfer my study to a college in US in pre med program so after that i can start medical school again, which universities do you know that accept the courses i passed easily and i can start from 3rd year of an undergraduate science program?

4.since i have green card am i eligible for loans and financial aids to pay my college and md school tuition? if yes is the money they give me cover the cost of living too?

5.can i get job there?

6. and my last question: living in USA is my life long dream but do you think i'm doing a right thing?

thabk you all
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:38 AM
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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I apologize if this sounds cruel. I am not judging you by where you are from or your ethnic background. But I live in a highly diverse area and I beleive this is what you will experience.
-Since 9-11, Americans don't want to see/deal with a muslim/arab face. Its not fair but we blame all of you for the 3000 deaths and the scar is still raw.We aren't polite to muslims/arabs here.
-Muslim/arabs remind us of all the soldiers that have died over there. Whether we americans agree or disagree with the war on terrorism we are all fiercely supportive of the military and all americans are angry about our sons and daughters who have died there.
-you are male, may not be muslim for all I know, but like in France, there is some urgent debate on the lack of assimilation of muslims/arabs into American life (things like wearing burkas in public/in drivers license photos, women who will not talk to/shake hands with men, etc..)
-Los Angeles has a HUGE Iranian and Persian population. I would assume we in DC Metro do too. You might want to consider being closer to others in your culture to bridge your experience here

Again , I am sorry if this sounds cruel or bigoted or mean. Its just what I've seen. Good luck in your move here and God Bless.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:29 AM
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If you have a green card then you can get any job you want as long as someone wants to hire you.
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