Life in America, in particular in Florida

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    Jun 08, 2011 1:12 PM GMT
    My dream is to move to America to Florida, tell me love is the Russian people in this state, as is the case with the work, whether it is possible to find a job with a poor command of English, how much housing, services and more.
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    Jun 08, 2011 1:47 PM GMT
    Jenya saidMy dream is to move to America to Florida, tell me love is the Russian people in this state, as is the case with the work, whether it is possible to find a job with a poor command of English, how much housing, services and more.



    have you considered Dallas, Texas? there is a large group of Russian immigrants there, speaking your language, who could embrase you and help you in your transition to the American way of life.
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    Jun 08, 2011 2:17 PM GMT
    I would like closer to the sea, Orlando, for me it would be a suitable option...
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    Jun 08, 2011 2:27 PM GMT
    You should try South Florida...poor English is almost a requirement there. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 08, 2011 2:39 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidYou should try South Florida...poor English is almost a requirement there. icon_lol.gif


    I did not have English in school and even now in college, there is no time because of work so that he cope with his learning
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    Jun 08, 2011 2:40 PM GMT
    Jenya saidI would like closer to the sea, Orlando, for me it would be a suitable option...


    Dude, if you're coming from Russia, I wouldn't be so focused on Florida just cause you've seen it on TV. Even the shittiest place in the US is a huge improvement.

    I'd settle for Fargo, ND. Or Kansas City, MS.
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    Jun 08, 2011 2:41 PM GMT
    Jenya said
    paulflexes saidYou should try South Florida...poor English is almost a requirement there. icon_lol.gif


    I did not have English in school and even now in college, there is no time because of work so that he cope with his learning
    As long as you have a very basic knowledge of English, you'll do well in Florida. Being multi-lingual is a requirement for many jobs because of the variety of languages spoken here.
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    Jun 08, 2011 2:48 PM GMT
    First you need to get a visa but it is not so easy to get, if I were an employer who would invite me to the states is you oblegchelo visa
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    Jun 08, 2011 2:51 PM GMT
    New York is home to most Russian-speaking people in the US. However, I've heard some Russian areas in NYC like Brighton Beach are tackier and more backwards than many cities in Russia or Ukraine icon_razz.gif

    West Hollywood has a considerable Russian population in addition to the gays. And oddly enough Baltimore (particularly Pikesville) in Maryland.

    But at least you won't have to worry about snow in Florida or California.

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    Jun 08, 2011 2:56 PM GMT
    I'd hit some of the internet sites that might help you.

    A quick search turned up the Orlando Russian Culture Society at http://www.orlandorussians.com/, Particularly good information is at their Community page: http://www.orlandorussians.com/community/

    There's also Florida Russian Radio at http://radio.floridarussian.com/ and Florida Russian TV at http://tv.floridarussian.com/.

    Good luck! I hope you make it here. Florida is a very nice place to live.
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    Jun 08, 2011 2:58 PM GMT
    Who has what wages?
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    Jun 08, 2011 3:00 PM GMT
    Florida is soooooooo cheap, u can get great houses there near the ocean for less than a quarter million. Dont ever move to Toronto lol
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    Jun 08, 2011 3:06 PM GMT
    charlitos saidFlorida is soooooooo cheap, u can get great houses there near the ocean for less than a quarter million. Dont ever move to Toronto lol


    Do you know how much I get per month working for 48 hours per week, 200-300 dollars, and so almost all live, but I did want so more survive, so I ask for help from you, it's hard for me to write but I want to become an American citizen and will it achieve what it did not cost me
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    Jun 08, 2011 3:12 PM GMT
    theantijock saidHere is another Russian community group in south Florida

    http://www.meetup.com/russianflorida/

    Here is Orlando Russian Culture Society

    http://www.meetup.com/privet/


    Thank you for your active help ..))
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    Jun 08, 2011 3:21 PM GMT
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    Jenya saidDo you know how much I get per month working for 48 hours per week, 200-300 dollars, and so almost all live, but I did want so more survive, so I ask for help from you, it's hard for me to write but I want to become an American citizen and will it achieve what it did not cost me


    Here the work week is generally 40 hours though that varies. Most jobs have a week or two (more with time) of paid vacation and most come with healthcare benefits.

    Florida's minimum wage is $7.31 an hour. There is no state income tax in Florida but you will be paying minimal Federal taxes on minimal wages. You'll make more money here than what you make in Russia but the costs are more expensive. Since your spending habits are probably not what most American's are, likely you will be able to save money even on low wages.



    interesting to have an employer who wants to invite the Russian guy in America with minimum levels of language proficiency?
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    Jun 08, 2011 3:44 PM GMT
    Perhaps you have in America is not practiced, you do not have sponsoring organizations that collect funds for immigrants?
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    Jun 08, 2011 3:51 PM GMT
    Jenya saidPerhaps you have in America is not practiced, you do not have sponsoring organizations that collect funds for immigrants?


    Yeah, for PhD holders maybe.

    Otherwise, get in line, there are a couple million others that want to come to the US too.

    Just so you know - if you don't have any family in the US, your chances of getting in are pretty much zero, unless you win the greencard lottery.
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    Jun 08, 2011 4:06 PM GMT
    And there is some work somewhere on the Internet?