What Makes My Region (Oblast) Unique?

ASTRAKHAN What makes my region (oblast) unique? I thought of many ways to share about my hometown region, even considered digging into some archives to tap into that nostalgia, I will make it informational though. I am originally from the Astrakhan Oblast. The Southern Region of Russia neighboring Kazakhstan, in proximity of the Caucasian states,…

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New York City, 20 Minutes before Curfew

Few minutes before citywide curfew, I was compelled to share the story of this memorable Brooklyn moment of neighborhood life.

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When Would You Consider Yourself Fluent in a Foreign Language?

The CEFR is a system that is used to measure and describe language levels for foreign language learners based on the progressive mastery of several skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking)

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Where in the World should you Study?

The thought of studying stays with some of us for a long time. In this post, inspired by a Quora question, I am evaluating a couple European options.

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Professional Titles in Austria

Are titles are sign of the past? Titles are very important in Austria. You should use last names and appropriate titles until specifically invited by your Austrian host or colleagues to use their first names.

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30 years after the fall of the Berlin wall, impressions of a kid born in the Soviet Union.

This defining event was a key milestone in the life of so many. 30 Years later and so many of us are still working through the transformative impact of this day.

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About my Estimate Completion Date

Last week, I checked my case status online via my Account on USCIS’ website . I went to processing time tab, then selected the form I applied for, in my case it’s form N-400 Application for Naturalization in office service of Brooklyn, NY. You have a long dropdown menu available, and you can basically select…

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What’s After 5 Years of Lawful Permanent Residency?

To become a U.S. Citizen you must be a Permanent Resident for at least 5 years, be at least 18 years old, be able to read, write, and speak basic English and be a person of good moral character.

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From Haiti to the United States

I am so happy that Reginald agreed to share his story on today’s post. Interestingly, Reggie and I virtually met when I used to Livestream on Periscope. We became friends since, and I have to admit, should meet in person way more often. How was life in Haiti like?   The best part about living in…

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From the French Riviera to the Canadian Grand North.

I am very excited to introduce you to my long time friend Gérard whom I met in High School, back when we both lived and studied in France. He is now living and working in the Yukon, a territory in northwest Canada. On my side, I am still living and working in New York City.…

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