All your questions about moving to the U.S. answered

With a population of 325 million, the U.S. is the third-largest country in the world. The country has developed from its native American roots and has drawn a series of immigrants e from around the globe. It could easily be termed as one of the most culturally diverse places in the world often described as a ‘melting pot’. In such a vast country it is virtually impossible to describe a ‘typical’ American.

Different regions of the U.S. have been influenced to different degrees by the different ethnicities and cultures giving each a unique balance. Some of the common traits of a U.S. citizen are:

  • They are hardworking and strive to push themselves so that they can live an affluent life
  • The people in the U.S. are incredibly social. They engage in frequent conversations
  • People in the U.S. will usually introduce themselves by stating their full names
  • Americans are known as outgoing, therefore people from comparatively conservative countries may find it a little difficult to adjust in the beginning

What kind of language is primarily spoken in the U.S?

While the U.S. has no officially recognized language, some of the states have preferred or official languages. English is the dominant language and more than 90% of people speak at least some English. But reports show that around 20% of people speak a language other than English at home. Languages like Spanish, Chinese, French, and German are most commonly spoken at home, other than English. Read More

I will be moving to the U.S. by the second week of June and I wanted to find a temporary place to stay there. Do you think an AirBnB would be very expensive? Is there a local alternative fo ran AirBnB in America?

Hi Rajat,

Airbnb is certainly the most common option for short-medium term rentals and may be expensive depending on the location you are looking to book, but there are a lot of options, so you may be able to find accommodation within your budget at your destination.

Alternatives to Airbnb include Vrbo, aggregator websites such as Booking and Tripadvisor that have their own rental services, and of course there’s always hotels. Some hotels are branded for long-term stays, designed for people who are travelling for work or are in-between moves.

Some of these may be worth checking out! Good luck!

James