Do you feel like you need a change? Has it always been your dream to discover the diversity of the USA? Here are a few reasons why it is a good idea to make your dream come true and move to America.
Whether you want to come here for a year or for a very long time, having worked and spent some time in the USA will always look good on your resume. It will definitely better your chances on the job market in your home country, especially when there´s English knowledge required in your desired job.
Employers will like the fact that you have experience in the international workforce.
Another great upside of working in the US is, depending on which country you are from, the low taxation on your income. I get to take a lot more of my hard earned money home than I did back in Germany.
America’s culture and people are very diverse. In the big cities you can find everything, from their very own Chinatowns, little Indias and Italys, many South American communities to traditional Jewish neighborhoods, just to name a few.
Considering that most American families have their roots abroad, most people are very open and interested in different cultures.
New York is not exactly known for the friendliest people, but coming from Germany I love how open and nice the people are here. Just please don’t stop in the middle of the sidewalk around lunch time in Manhattan. (Or ever.)
America, with its huge malls, is a shopaholic’s paradise. There’s always some kind of sale going on and in some states, New Jersey included (YES!!!), you don’t have to pay taxes on clothes.
I also like to go to outlet malls, since you can always find some nice outfits on the cheap.
The other upside of shopping in the US is that the stores are almost always open. You can go shopping late in the evenings, on Sundays and even on some holidays!
4. Travel opportunities
The USA is the 4th biggest country in the world and therefore has a lot of beautiful landscapes and travel opportunities for us. In its 50 states you can find anything, from beaches to mountains, deserts, a lot of snow and even volcanoes!
Within the US you can travel on any budget, depending on your expectations. I was always able to find affordable flights and hotels with just a little bit of research. So if you dream of visiting Hawaii, but think it’s too expensive… rethink. It’s all possible.
5. Get to know yourself
Moving to another country, especially doing it all by yourself, can be stressful and lonely sometimes. It will certainly show you who you really are. You will learn to cope with difficult situations, as you have to organize life in a language that is not your mother language. You will realize what you really want from life, what is important to you and what your true values are. You will realize who your real friends are, as it is not always easy to keep in contact over long distances. You will learn that your carefully picked furniture and pretty clothes are not as valuable as you always thought, as you might have to drastically downsize for your move.
You might get frustrated sometimes, only to realize that it wasn’t all that hard and that YOU did it!
Make your dream reality
Maybe you are just tired of your current life situation and wish to experience something completely new. Or you have always dreamed of a life in the United States. In any case, you should go for it! I can only say that it can make you pretty happy and boost your confidence a lot. One day you will wake up and realize that you have started a completely new life all by yourself on the other side of the earth. That’s pretty awesome! Of course it is a lot of work and unfortunately not everyone will be able to get a visa for the United States. Those opportunities usually come only once in a lifetime.
So, if you have the opportunity, take it and make the best of it. You will not regret it.
What is your favorite reason for a move to the US? What do you love most about this country?
I would love to hear about your experiences in the comments below.