Expatriates living in Sioux Falls, often coined “the best little city in America”, can take advantage of the beautiful surrounding environment, rich local history, growing arts scene, and financial industry. The city’s name comes from the Sioux Falls which are still a focal point of the town, located in Falls Park. The falls are part of the Big Sioux River and throughout history have drawn many indigenous people to the area and as such there is a wealth of indigenous historical sites nearby. The warm humid summers provide expats living in Sioux Falls with the chance to take advantage of the numerous parks in the area, and to experience the outdoor music and arts festivals that the city has to offer. The winters are in contrast cold but dry. Another great attraction that the city has to offer is the Great Plains Zoo, which houses over 500 species of animals. And the adjoining Delbridge Museum of Natural History provides accessible information about wildlife from various parts of the world.
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Travelling to Sioux Falls from abroad is fairly easy since Sioux Falls Regional Airport services five domestic airlines that all have direct flights to nearby International Airports, such as Chicago O’Hare and Denver International Airport. Expats moving to Sioux Falls over land can access the city via Interstate 90 or 29. Of course, settling into a new way of life is almost always more challenging than actually physically getting to a new place. InterNations can help connect you to an online community of global minds and expatriates in Sioux Falls alike before you even arrive, putting you in touch with fellow expats who may be able to share their own experiences with you. InterNations social networking provides online forums as well as discussion groups where you can contribute to various topics ranging from local art, culture and sport information to jobs and professional advice.
The majority of expatriates working in Sioux Falls are employed by the financial industry, with the biggest employers in this sector being Wells Fargo and Citigroup. Many financial companies have been drawn to South Dakota as the state does not have a corporate income tax. As the largest city in the region, Sioux Falls also has an important and substantial health care industry that offers a wide range of jobs for specialists. Relocating to the United States can provide a number of challenges such as navigating visas, adapting to culture shock, and finding insurance. InterNations’ Expat Magazine can provide you with information that might help ease these concerns. Including categories such as international finance, living abroad, and cross-cultural communication, this collection of articles contains content written by both, the InterNations in-house staff as well as expat members who can offer firsthand glimpses into expatriate life.