Nicknamed the Green City, Brownsville in Texas is one of the fastest growing cities in the whole of the United States. Living in Brownsville, you have to take advantage of the area's rich history. The city has served as the battlegrounds for many famous battles during the Texas Revolution and the American Civil War. A great way to get your bearings in any new city is to discover what kind of cultural activities it offers, and Brownsville has its fair share - the Palo Alto Battlefields National Historical Park, and the Historic Brownsville Museum both offer fascinating looks in to the history of the city, an expatriate can learn about the way of life through exploring these haunting museums. Furthermore, the InterNations website is a brilliant platform for expats in Brownsville, offering a place for like-minded global minds to get in touch with one another, and discuss life abroad.
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If you are moving to Brownsville, the Expat Magazine, available only to InterNations members, has some brilliant articles to help any expats. Articles touch on topics regarding networking, and what kinds of plans you need to put in place before you move. They also explain how to find a decent apartment, the costs involved with moving abroad, and how to move with your family and your pet. You'll find unbeatable advice on what sort of working permits or visas you might need if you wish to take up full time residence, and how you can go about getting storage for the items that can't travel with you internationally. There are over 1,000 forums and discussion threads currently being posted in by expatriates from all over the world, containing the answers to all your questions. These resources are designed to make moving to Brownsville that little bit easier.
Once you've settled down in a new home, found yourself an apartment, worked out your current income, and checked you have the correct visas or working permits, then you might be looking for a new job. The Expat Magazine has, among others, articles written specifically about setting yourself up as self-employed, with details on what sort of tax you will have to pay, which authorities you have to register with, and the benefits of working for yourself. If you've been sent over to start working in Brownsville by an employer, you might still need a little bit of help integrating and networking whilst abroad. The InterNations community will be happy to help, with its global network of expatriates looking to share similar experiences. If you prefer to talk to an expat directly about working in Brownsville, or just want to socialize, there is a private message system that will let you do just that.