The Catholic University of America



Living in the U.S.


Establishing life in the U.S. can be daunting. There is always so much to do and to know. These pages are intended to provide basic information needed to settle into life in the U.S.

Finding a place to live and Settling into the community

Things to know about personal finances

Adjusting to life in the U.S.

Getting around the Washington, D.C. area

Entertaining Friends and Family

Leaving the U.S. or D.C. area

  • Predeparture Checklist (being developed)