After accepting a postdoctoral position in 2014, I was very excited about starting a new research experience in a country I knew only through journals and movies:
The United States of America (USA)
I started from my home country to prepare for my expatriation, looking for information about visa application, apartment renting, American life style, health care system… Even if I could find some answers to my questions here and there, it was very difficult to get full and correct information according to my specific situation as a future foreign postdoctoral fellow.
Once I arrived in the USA, I had to cope with many situations by myself for my moving and learned many things on a trial and error basis. I met many expatriated postdocs who experienced similar hurdles at their arrival in the USA:
Thus, the idea arose to create a website where PhDs from foreign countries could get useful information and tips to successfully prepare for their new life as postdoctoral fellows in the USA
PostdocInUSA was born!
The Ultimate Goal
By visiting PostdocInUSA, you will benefit from the experience and knowledge of international postdocs who perform(ed) their postdoctoral training in the USA.
Our primary goal is to provide information and tips for you to have a smooth start in your new postdoctoral life in the USA, and adapt to the American life in a heartbeat.
We are at the all beginning of this project and have the ambition to develop a community where PhDs from all countries could share all types of tips and information about their American experience.
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