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Welcome to Boston, A Guide for International Newcomers
15th edition


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Welcome to Boston, A Guide for International Newcomers, 15th Edition
...Karen Rudnick, Anne P. Copeland, and Helenann Wright

As with previous editions, this new edition offers a unique collection of information and practical advice for international newcomers as they manage the first few weeks and months of relocation to Boston. Specific updates for this year include more ride-share bus and taxi alternatives, increased Hubway bike rental service and many others. We also carefully verify and update every web address, phone number, price and detail for all resources listed in our book.


143 pages

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We provide this book for incoming international students at our university and they absolutely love it. The book covers housing, transportation, schools, healthcare, shopping and more. The short sections which go over things like the postal service are so beneficial for those who have never lived in the U.S.! I studied abroad and I remember how confusing a foreign post office can be. Explaining the little things like this makes transitioning to a new country and city, so helpful. I would highly recommend this book to anyone moving to the city of Boston from abroad. It is a great resource.
Susan, Boston, MA August 2012
We purchased this book for all of our international students. It is a wonderful compilation and summaries about life in the city as well as the US in general.
Hult Student Services,Boston, MA August 2012

I am an international student advisor at a small private college in Boston. I have been using this book for over four years now. I distribute one copy to each international student duriong International Student Orientation. The book is a wealth of information and an incredible resource for international students--- it covers everything from american clothing sizes to how to buy a car in the U.S. It is also good size which allows students to carry the book with them while they walk around Boston.

This book is also a great resource for international student advisors! It has helped me quickly access answers to some of the questions my students have had about life in Boston/the U.S. and how to do certain things. The fact that they publish a new edition each year also helps me to feel confident that the material in the book is up-to-date. I highly recommend this book!

Lena, Boston, MA August 2011






SAMPLE OF SUBJECTS COVERED    

Important Documents:

Passport
Social Security Card
Student Identification (ID) Card
Proof of AddressDriver's License
Massachusetts ID

 

Finding a Place to Live:

Choosing Where to Live
Being near where you need to go
Staying safe
Cost
If you have children
Comparing areas

Working with a Real Estate Agent
Vocabulary for renting

Renting a Home
The application
The lease
Deposits
Roommates

Buying a Home
Lead PaintSetting Up Your Home:Utilities
Oil
Gas
Electricity
Water
Trash removal and recycling
Appliances and electronic plugs

 

Connecting to the World:

Telephones
Choosing service
Your telephone
Directory listing
Telephone bills
Public telephones
Phone cards
Cell telephones
Cell phone etiquette

Internet Access

Television and Radio
Broadcast television
Cable television
Satellite television
Radio
Internet Radio

 

Money Matters:

Currency
Checks
Choosing a bank
Opening a bank account
Debit/ATM cards
Credit cards
On-line banking
Other On-Line Activities
Wire Transfers

 

Traveling Around Town:

Boston Without a Car
Walking
Biking
The "T"
Buses
Commuter rail
Taxis

Boston With a Car
Getting a Massachusetts driver's license
Buying gasoline for your car
Parking your car


Buying or Leasing a Car
To buy a new car
To buy a used car
To lease a car
Short-Term use


From City to City
Trains
Intercity buses
Air Travel

Shopping:

Shopping for Food
The supermarket
Health Food
Specialty food stores
Farms that sell their own produce


Shopping for Your Home
Moving sales
Garage Sales
Craigslist
Discount Stores
Department Stores
Furniture Rental Stores
Newspaper advertisements
Internet and catalogue sales
Shopping malls and centers

 

Daily Life:

Cooking in a US Kitchen
Ovens
Electric stoves
Microwave Ovens
Refrigerators
Measurements

Laundry


US Postal System
Speed of mail delivery

Boston's Weather

Consulate and Embassies

Studying English

 

Medical Concerns:


University health centers
Choosing a doctor
Getting health care when you need it
Pediatricians for children
Hospitals
Medications
24-hour pharmacies
Emergencies

 

If You Have Young Children:

Schools
Comparing schools
Registration
Medical records

Boston with Children
Finding activities for your child
Child care

 

Exploring Boston:

Massachusetts History

Arts Guide

Public Libraries

Volunteering

Sports
Rules of baseball
Rules of American football

Restaurants
Choosing a restaurant
Reservations
Charges and tips
Bread, water, and ice
Alcohol
Smoking
Vegetarians
Lobster

 

Understanding the US:

Religion in the US

Social Issues
Tipping
Invitations to a friend's home
Invitations to your home
Invitations to a business dinner

Holidays

     
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