American Life

America is often thought of as the "land of opportunity," but moving to the United States from another country can be confusing. These pages offer information and links to resources that can help you make sense of some American systems regarding banking, insurance, taxes, and health system, with links to organizations that can help you navigate those systems here in Fayetteville.  

The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services website offers several helpful guides for learning about American customs and institutions:

A Guide for New Immigrants (pdf):  a booklet with helpful information about getting settled in the US, your rights and responsibilities, education, health, childcare, citizenship, and more. 

Citizenship Resource Center: a website that offers tools and information about becoming a US Citizen. 


The US State Department also offers publications about American Citizenship and Democracy: 

American Citizenship

Outline of the U.S. Government

Democracy in Brief

Pop Culture vs. Real America