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Telugu Language and Culture – run4telugu

Would you like to support the education of Telugu language and culture (run4telugu) in the US – virtually from anywhere in the world?    All are welcome to participate in a free, virtual event called Run4Telugu, organized by Silicon Andhra in conjunction with ManaBadi, the arm of the organization that promotes Telugu language and culture to […]

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An EASY Way to Make Someone’s Day

To make someone’s day means to provide an experience to a person to uplevel an ordinary or dull day to a very memorable and exciting one!    What is a simple way to make someone’s day? Listen on… (transcript below video)…   Saying:    How are you? How are you today? How’s your day going so far? […]

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Pioneer Day: A Holiday Unique to Utah

We moved to Utah on July 4, America’s Independence Day. We moved into our new apartment on Pioneer Day, July 24.   “Pioneer Day?” I wondered, “What’s that? I have never heard of it before!”  I heard there would be fireworks and a parade. We loved the 4th of July fireworks show we saw from […]

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Tour of St. George – ESL Podcast

We are all missing “normal life” – which means different things to different people. For many of us it probably doesn’t mean to #stayathome and work from home day in and out…. I thought to start a series talking about things I like to do outside of quarantine….all through the t-shirt collection I have amassed in our travels. In this first […]

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What or Who is a New American?

While there are many government and private, non-profit 501(c)3 organizations supporting newcomers to the US, I was hard-pressed to find a proper definition for the term ‘New American’ or ‘New Americans.’ More interestingly, these two terms can bring up wildly different search results on Google. Additionally, articles or videos about ‘New Americans’ like I am […]

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H1B Visa Interview: Questions and Answer Ideas

you The H1B visa interview are a high stakes situation. Careful and thorough preparation in advance can help secure success.  For those new to the US visa system, The H-1B is a visa in the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 101 that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in […]

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I am a Transplant – and other “Expat-Related” Terms

“I am transplant.” This seems to be a common sentence used in introductions in the US out West based on my experience. In fact, on one of the first meetup hikes I attended in Salt Lake City hosted by Utah Outdoors (my photo at the top of Living Room hike, below),  I heard this discussion, […]

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Things to Do When Visiting Las Vegas on Work

I know all too well that when one travels for work, it sometimes feels too hectic to do local travel in addition to the client meetings, conferences, and tradeshows. However, coming to Las Vegas may be a different ballgame altogether, especially if you can add a few extra leisure day- categorizing your travel as bleisure! […]

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Names and Uses of American Coins

There are four coins that are mainly circulated in the US. If you are planning to visit the USA or move here as an expat, knowing the names and uses of American coins is helpful. What are the common coins in the USA?  A dime, which is ten cents is a smaller coin than a […]

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American Culture Quiz for Expats

Do you want to test your US culture knowledge? We have created this American culture quiz for expats which is based on the information we teach you in our Work and Live in the USA expat relocation preparation program.    Ready to go to the USA? Take this American Culture Quiz for Expats If you […]

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