Since we are always on the lookout for any information that might make the transition to the United States easier for our CareerKnacks nurses, we wanted to share a great guide that the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services department has put together. With over 100 pages, it really covers the bases for educating immigrants who are new to the country and we wanted to share a few sections that really stood out to us. Click here for the full Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants brochure.
Taking Care of Your Money
Moving to a new country means learning, not only a new currency but a new banking system than what they are used to back in their home country.
The guide gives an overview of how to pay taxes, manage your credit score and tips for keeping your money safe and secure. It also suggests ways to avoid identity theft and a variety of common financial scams.
Understanding Education and Healthcare
They break down the basic structure for the U.S. school systems from elementary school through university, including financial aid guidance.
The healthcare system can be confusing to new immigrants and is explained quite well for the purposes of this guide. Of course, this is also information that your new employer can help answer your questions with as well.
Keeping Your Home and Family Safe
Suggestions on how to be prepared and stay informed, what to do in an emergency, and basic first aid information are all included in this section.
Learning About the United States
A brief history of the United States is followed by information on the Constitution, an over view of how our federal government works, as well as state and local governments.
The National Parks are highlighted, and for good reason. They really are stunning and we highly recommend you check some out if you get a chance.