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: