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Old 07-10-2008, 05:31 AM
 
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Cool Moving to Los Angeles from England

Hiya, i am a 17 year old and am currently studying my A-Levels At Hills Road, Cambridge. My dream has always been to move to Los Angeles and i was just wondering if this is possible and when is the best time to do it and the best path to take... I thought if i started work here it would be alot more difficult to move when i got into my mid-twenties...and uni would be very expensive for me there though i would love to do it. But as much as i have searched i don't have much information about it! Can anyone help?
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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A little unclear... so are you looking to go to uni here, or just starting a career?

I sympathize with any confusion because I did the same thing, coming from Australia. Yes, as an international student, fees would be high, but that goes for all out-of-state students from outside of California--at least for the first 2 years, until you get California residency. So for your first 2 years, you probably want to just attend one of the 2-year community colleges. Not sure how familiar you are with the U.S./California college system, but your first 2 years are "General Education," where you take a bunch of lower division classes that span the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Then you can transfer to a 4-year university for your last 2 years, where you focus on your major/field. This is when you should have saved up some money, and hopefully with California residency, fees are cheaper. And there are always student loans.

If you're just here to work, you pretty much need an employer who will take you for a full-time position, and who is willing to sponsor your work visa. It's more difficult to do without a bachelor's degree under your belt, but I know people who have done so, usually having some work experience before applying for jobs here.
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Old 07-10-2008, 03:20 PM
 
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:08 AM
 
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Hiya, i am a 17 year old and am currently studying my A-Levels At Hills Road, Cambridge. My dream has always been to move to Los Angeles and i was just wondering if this is possible and when is the best time to do it and the best path to take... I thought if i started work here it would be alot more difficult to move when i got into my mid-twenties...and uni would be very expensive for me there though i would love to do it. But as much as i have searched i don't have much information about it! Can anyone help?
hey .
just wondering have you moved to los angeles yet? because i am thinking of moving from england, but i have no idea of how to get started lol
cheers
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:02 PM
 
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Hey, I want to move to Los Angeles when I turn 17. I've been trying to become an actress for five years now and I think that America is the best place for me to try and become one. I have no idea how i'm able to do this though. What sort of visa should I apply for?
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Location: United States of Houston
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moving to LA as a 17-18 year old female w/o a college education... only work you'll find would be in fast food... well at least anabolic/diabolic studios & brazzers are always hiring
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