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Directory and Resources

A concise listings of organizations, products and services that enable you and your family to establish and maintain a new life in the USA. Should the URLs expire, use your search engine (e.g. Google.com) and the key words. In cases when the organization details or contact information are not listed check your local yellow pages or www.SmartPages.com

Apartments
Attorneys
Cell phones
Credit cards
Community colleges
Driving schools
Educational Credentials
     Evaluations

Employment
Headhunters
      

Immigration
Insurance
Language
Legal assistance
Licencing
Money transfer
Mortgage providers
Moving and storage
Packers/organizers
Phone cards

      

Rental trucks
Resume preparation
Tax preparation
Translators and Interpreters
Universities & schools
Visa/immigration
Volunteering

 


General
Recommended Reading and Web Sites

 

Apartments

www.apartmentstores.com – a website to find apartments for rent throughout the US, features moving companies, truck rentals, moving supplies and roommate matching service.

www.roommates.com – covers roommate service nationally

www.yellowpages.com – check out apartments for rent in your local paper classified ads section.

 

Attorneys

www.lawyers.com

www.SelectCounsel.com – Accident, injury and malpractice lawyers

 

Immigration Lawyers (See: Immigration Service Providers)

 

Cell phones

Cingular Wireless – www.cingular.com; 1-800-33-0500

Nextel – www.nextel.com; 1-800-211-7784

T-Mobile – 1 866 421 9473

TracFone – FreePrepaid.com, prepaid wireless service. Look for TracFone Store locator by state. Offers cell phone service without a contract, credit check, security deposit, activation fee or cancellation fee if you discontinue service. Users can purchase refill airtime cards locally or online in four different denomination.

Verizon Wireless – www.verizonwireless.com; 1-800-922-0204

 

Credit Cards

American Express – http://americanexpress.com ; 1-800-528-4800

Diners Club – 1-800-234-6377

Discover – 1-800-347-2683

MasterCard – www.mastercard.com – 1800-307-7309

Visa – 1-800-336-472

 

Colleges (see: Universities)

 

Community Colleges

Find your local community college at http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/cc/. Community colleges are two year post-secondary institutions that offer certificate programs, Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Sciences degrees, plus many other programs. According tolatest statistics from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), there are 1,166 community colleges in the United States.

 

Driving Schools

Try SmartPages.com,Yellow Pages, or On-line “California Driving Schools, Connecticut Driving School, etc.”

 

Educational Credentials Evaluations

www.naces.org – National Association of Credential Evaluation Services lists an extensive number of agencies evaluating foreign educational credentials in this country.

www.ece.org Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., a non-profit public service organization. Contact jimfrey@ece.org, (414) 289-3400

www.wes.org– World Education Services.1-800-937-3895, (212) 966-6311

 

Employment

Adecco – international staffing services, www.adecco.com. To find an office in your part of the world, use the right hand bar to navigate directly to the relevant Adecco Group country or division. www.adeccousa.com – North American division

Au Pair in America – www.aupairinamerica.com, 1-800-928-7247,   live-in child care and cultural experience; Au Pair in America – www.aupairinamerica.com, 1-800-928-7247, live-in child care and cultural experience. The organization provides choice of programs, the right family, time off for travel, study opportunities, and local support.

Euraupair – www.euraupair.com , 1-800-901-2002, arranges aupairs, or nannies, from Western Europe for American children

National Association of Personnel Consultants (NAPC) – (703) 684-0180,

Kelly Services – www.kellyservices.com helps to find job openings by state and by category

www.allemploymentagencies.com – database of employment agencies

Name

Areas of focus

  

Accountants Inc.

Accounting

www.accountantsinc.com

Advantange Staffing

all

www.advantagestaffing.net

www.astaff.com 1-800-723-4269

Excel Partners

all

www.excel-partners.com

Hotel World

hospitality/hotel industry   

www.hotelworld-co.com

McIntyre and Associates   

all

www.mcintyreassociates.com

Net Temps

all

www.net-temps.com

Northwest Staffing,

admin

www.nwstaffing.com

RJS Assoc

all

www.rjsassoc.com

Smith Hanley

technology

www.smithhanley.com

 

Executive Search Firms (see: Headhunters)

 

Headhunters (executive search firms)

www.theRecruiterNetwork.com – a database of resumes searched by recruiters

Yahoo! Small Business > Recruiting and Placement > Executive Search Firms – a Yahoo directory presents a comprehensive list of executive search firms by popularity and by alphabet

 

Immigration Service Providers

www.usdoj.gov/eoir/probono/states.htm

www.aila.org – American Immigration Lawyers Association

www.ailf.org/imms/im_legal.asp

www.bcis.gov

http://www.refugeesusa.org

Barr & La Cava – 1-888-522-2821, 203/356-1505, contact John J. La Cava

 

Insurance

Yellow Pages/www.SMARTpages.com/Chamber of Commerce

Automobile

Geico (car insurance) 1-877-252-4635; www.geico.com

Progressive Insurance – www.progressive.com

www.insurance.com

www.autoandhome.com

Travelers – www.travelers.com

Homeowners insurance

www.statefarm.com

www.autoandhome.com

 

Language schools

Check Yellow Pages or www.SMARTpages.com

Berlitz – www.berlitz.com

Cendant Intercultural – www.cendantmobility.com

Inlingua – www.inlingua.com

Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc. (LVA) – www.literacyvolunteers.org is a national network of local, state, and regional literacy providers that give adults and their families the opportunity to acquire skills to be effective in their roles as members of their families, communities, and workplaces. LVA’s cost-effective system enables to provide student-focused language tutoring, one-to-one or in small groups, at virtually no charge to the student. To contact by phone to find out about a branch in your area, call headquarters at (202) 792-8260.

 

Legal Assistance

Immigration Attorneys (see : Immigration Service Providers)

 

Libraries

www.PublicLibraries.com – listings of public libraries by State

 

Licensing

Contact your state licensing board to find out about the exam you need to take to get a license.

Medical – www.dcmsonline.org/practicerelocation/licensing_agencies.htm list of State Medical Licensing Agencies

 

Money Transfer

www.WesternUnion.com – 150 000 agents in 195 countries; to find western union in your area call the 800 phone number 1-800-CALL-CASH, or check location in your area by clicking on the link Find Agent Location

www.MoneyGram.com– go to the link Money Gram Agent to locate an agent by location or zip code

If the funds recipient has a bank account, you can also transfer money through your bank to the bank account in the target country.

 

Mortgage providers

Cendant Mortgage – 1-800-215-6323

www.championmortgage.com – 1-800-champion

GMAC Mortgage – 1-877-965-4622

National City Mortgage – 1-888-283-4852

 

Moving and storage

www.moversguide.com

A&A International Shipping Inc. 1-800-626-0766, www.aa-shipping.com

http://www.ezmovingslc.com/ – commercial and residential, local and long distance moving services in Salt Lake City, Utah

www.monsterrmoving.com

U-Haul – 1-800-GO-UHAUL (1-800-468-4285)

 

Packers/organizers

www.OrganizingwithFinalTouches.com – 203-377-5399, 1-866-999-9011

 

Phone cards

International Discount Calls, Inc.www.IDC4U.com

PennyTalk – www.PennyTalk.com, 1-888-311-8353

 

Rental trucks

Budget – rent.drivebudget.com

http://www.apartmentstores.com/truck-rentals/u-haul.html

U-Haul – www.uhaul.com, 1-800-789-3638

 

Resume Preparation

www.nrwa.com – the National Resume Writers’ Association (NRWA)

www.parw.com – Professional Association of resume writers and career coaches.

www.resume.com – 1-800-resumes (1-800-737-8637)

www.xprtresume.com – XPRT Resume provides professional, affordable, specialized resumes, cover letters and resume packages for professionals and students

 

Shipping (see: moving and storage)

 

Tax preparation

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – 1-800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676) or www.irs.gov

www.jacksonhewitt.com

www.taxcut.com

 

Translators and Interpreters

International Institute of Buffalo, New York – www.iibuff.org/translate.html; (716) 883-1900; trans@iibuff.org

 

Portuguese/English, English/Portuguese
Rosalina Tipton – rosatipton@aol.com, (203)722-1563 

Portuguese/English, English/PortugueseSpanish – www.thesecretservices.com

 

Universities & schools

Yahoo Directory – Colleges and Universities – United States dir.yahoo.com/Education/Higher_Education/
Colleges_and_Universities/United_States

American Universities listed in alphabetical order – www.clas.ufl.edu/CLAS/american-universities.html

http://www.utexas.edu/world/univ/state/ – American Universities listed by state

Fairfield University (203) 254-4000; www.fairfield.edu; North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06430

New York Institute of English and Business, 212-381-8817

 

Visa/immigration

www.usdoj.gov/eoir/probono/states.htm – U.S. Department of Justice Web site provides a listing of free or low-cost immigration legal assistance.

www.aila.org – American Immigration Lawyers Association. Provides a listing of immigration lawyers.

www.ailf.org/imms/im_legal.asp – American Immigration Law Foundation

www.bcis.gov – Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS). Among other helpful facts, the site provides information on the policies, procedures, forms, and fees involved in immigrating to the U.S. It also lists non-profit agencies providing services to immigrants and refugees.

www.refugeesusa.org – Immigration and Refugee Services of America (IRSA), assists refugees and immigrants in relocating to the United States

 

Volunteering

www.nationalservice.org, 1-800-942-2677

www.volunteermatch.org

 

General

Interim Service Executives – “Solution Provider” – provide strategy and process solutions to a variety of industries, PO Box 729, Bethel, CT 06801; 203.744.3724; 203.645.3546 Cell

 

Recommended Reading and Web Sites 
Some Helpful titles related to American Culture, Language and Job Search in America 

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Live and Work in the USA and Canada (Live and Work) 
by Adam Lechmere, et al

Speak American- A Survival Guide to the Language and Culture of the U.S.A. 
by Dileri Borunda Johnston

Immigrants & Refugees – Create Your New Life in America 
by Raimonda Mikatavage

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ACCENT REDUCTION

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ESL EFL

http://real-english.com/ – free English lessons