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Old 01-01-2010, 03:53 AM
 
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Hi all,

I have to warn you guys, this is VERY complicated .

Okay, so here's the thing... I'll put them in points so that you don't lose track ..

- My fiancee and I are Egyptians, currently living in Egypt.

- We both want to seek a masters degree but in different fields. He wants to study IT, or Computer Science - or anything of that sort. (software development and stuff). As for myself, I wish to study clinical psychology.

- We need both universities to be in the same state, or else one of us will have to give up his degree .

- We wish to immigrate to USA and work there as well to help us finance our studies.

- We wish to live in a state that has a laid back life style. Not TOO rural, with farming and stuff. We lived in Cairo, and this is an EXTREMELY lively city. It is literally the city that never sleeps !! So we can't really live somewhere with nothing to do. However, up to an hour drive to go somewhere for GOOD entertainment is fine during weekends or something. We're used to that! Even more! But we still need to have things to do around.

- Inner Cairo is VERY crowded, a lot of traffic, noise, and pollution, and we're SICK of that! We wish to live in a place where we can go for a lot of walks, with parks, low traffic jam, nice scenery ... Relaxing stuff, if you know what I mean .

- Relatively warm weather. Sunny days with a breeze! We can take cold winters, but an overall moderate climate.

- We wish to have a house with a yard, you know have a dog and stuff. But we're not rich, so we need a place with highly affordable housing, and living costs.


So practically, we need help finding that university, finding that sate, finding a JOB there mainly for HIM in the IT industry, where sponsorship or filing for Eb-2 is available, or to help us determine how we can get that visa, and finding a cheap place to live in.


P.S: My aunt is a green card holder, she's been living in the US for over 30 years now! Can that be of any help ?

Is that a hopeless case ???

HELP !
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Old 01-01-2010, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Albuquerque.
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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Pretty much any of the Sunbelt metros would be good for you.
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Old 01-01-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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Pretty much any of the Sunbelt metros would be good for you.
What are the sunbelt metros ?
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:11 PM
 
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What are the sunbelt metros ?
You might like areas like Austin Texas, Knoxville Tennessee, Nashville Tennessee, Birmingham Alabama, Tallahassee Florida, Shreveport Louisiana, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Tucson Arizona, Norfolk Virginia(Tidewater/Hampton Roads area), Raleigh North Carolina, Greensboro North Carolina, Winston-Salem North Carolina, Greenville South Carolina and Columbia South Carolina. You might like college towns like Auburn and Tuscaloosa in Alabama, Athens Georgia, Hattiesburg Mississippi, Gainesville Florida, Clemson South Carolina, Chapel Hill North Carolina, College Station Texas and Lexington Kentucky, among others.
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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You might like areas like Austin Texas, Knoxville Tennessee, Nashville Tennessee, Birmingham Alabama, Tallahassee Florida, Shreveport Louisiana, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Tucson Arizona, Norfolk Virginia(Tidewater/Hampton Roads area), Raleigh North Carolina, Greensboro North Carolina, Winston-Salem North Carolina, Greenville South Carolina and Columbia South Carolina. You might like college towns like Auburn and Tuscaloosa in Alabama, Athens Georgia, Hattiesburg Mississippi, Gainesville Florida, Clemson South Carolina, Chapel Hill North Carolina, College Station Texas and Lexington Kentucky, among others.
Wow !!
Thank you !!
But are these affordable places to live in ?? What about universities ???
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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Sorry! I didn't think about you not knowing what the Sunbelt was. The Sunbelt is the area mostly in the southeastern states. The cities there are known for their warm weather, affordability, large lot homes, and laid-back lifestyle. Cities like Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta are the largest and most well-known Sunbelt cities. ckhthankgod gave you a good list of most of the smaller metros, many of them being college towns with great universities. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:47 PM
 
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Thank you for your help .. That will definitely be very useful in our search ... Do you have any tips or advices you would like to give us ??
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:58 PM
 
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Sorry! I didn't think about you not knowing what the Sunbelt was. The Sunbelt is the area mostly in the southeastern states. The cities there are known for their warm weather, affordability, large lot homes, and laid-back lifestyle. Cities like Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta are the largest and most well-known Sunbelt cities. ckhthankgod gave you a good list of most of the smaller metros, many of them being college towns with great universities. Good luck with your decision.
Actually, Texas Tech in your area would be a very good choice. Especially considering the interest in IT.
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:52 PM
 
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Actually, Texas Tech in your area would be a very good choice. Especially considering the interest in IT.
Perhaps, but I suspect that going from one of the largest cities in the world to Lubbock would be quite a shock.

To expound on my answer, I think you would like cities like Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, and Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill.
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