Interview with an Expat: Get Tips and Advice from an Indian Expat Living in the USA
Veeresh S. is an Indian Expat who moved to the United States to live in California with his wife and children. Veeresh and his family came to America about a year ago, and while the first few months were tough, they all adjusted well to their new culture. Learn what Veeresh found difficult about his move to the United States, and how he overcame the challenges.
Q. DID YOU RELOCATE WITH FAMILY? CHILDREN? HOW ARE THEY ADJUSTING TO RELOCATING? WHAT DO THEY ENJOY MOST ABOUT THEIR NEW COUNTRY?
A. Yes, I relocated with my family. They are adjusting well with the weather and new culture. Most enjoyable things in my place of new country is nice weather, nice roads, no traffic and pollution free.
Q. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR FIRST FEW MONTHS IN YOUR NEW LOCATION? ANY CHALLENGES? IF SO, HOW DID YOU RESOLVE THEM?
A. First few months were tough as everything is new. Adjusting to new traffic rules, driving other side of the road etc. Best way to overcome these difficulty is make friends and discuss more.
Q. NOW THAT YOU ARE SETTLING IN, IS THERE A BIG CHANGE IN CULTURE? DID YOU FIND ANY HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR EXPATS?
A. There is a big change in culture. Local media, TV, engaging with friends/ neighbors will help better understand.
Q. ARE THERE ANY TIPS YOU WOULD GIVE TO A FRIEND OR FELLOW EXPAT THAT YOU WISH SOMEONE SHARED WITH YOU BEFORE YOU BEGAN YOUR FOREIGN ASSIGNMENT/RELOCATION?
A. Know well about city, place before move. Need to build good credit history, without this we don’t get any loans, so we need to keep on giving deposits to secure any service