Chicago Area Filter: International co-op student trying to find a 6-month housing lease near Argonne National Laboratory on the outskirts of Chicago. What areas around there should I search? Are there any I should avoid in my search? [more inside]
What is the cheapest way to send bulky items from the Dominican Republic to the U.S.? Time isn't important. [more inside]
Have wheelchair, will travel. My husband and I want to see the world! He uses a (manual) wheelchair. What countries are the most wheelchair-friendly? [more inside]
What types of jobs or careers would let me live in the US but travel internationally every couple of months?
What types of jobs or careers would let me live in the US but travel internationally every couple of months? [more inside]
I have a sister about to go through a separation and likely divorce while in a foreign country. Would appreciate any comments/advice on the impact of the separation on the visa of the dependent husband, and how to prevent the husband taking the child out of country. [more inside]
Is it possible for a non-US citizen who does not currently reside in the US to open a US bank account? If so, please help since I keep hitting dead ends... [more inside]
As a dual citizen, can I travel to places on a Canadian passport that I can't go to (or is difficult or expensive to get visas for) on an American passport? Can I actually pick-and-choose what passport to use to get the best benefit? [more inside]
Do I have to BE in France for 3 weeks prior to my classes starting for the 2B Visa (Canada-France Youth Exchanges Agreement)? [more inside]
Got into an MFA! ...now what? [more inside]
What would teachers in Poland like from North America? [more inside]
Help plan a one-way rental-car trip from Toronto to Minneapolis... [more inside]
In Helsinki: your favorite contemporary art galleries? [more inside]
Moving from Japan to Germany. Recommend a moving company? I read the suggestions in a 2006 AskMeFi post, but since it's several years old, I thought I'd ask again.
Where is the best place in the world for a porter/stout (beer) enthusiast to travel if they want to taste it all?
Where is the best place in the world for a porter/stout (beer) enthusiast to travel if they want to taste it all? If there isn't a place that's best for those dark styles specifically, where do you go if you're a beer enthusiast generally? [more inside]
received 1099-misc. i earned this income over 8 months while consulting for an american company abroad.any special deductions for me?easy way to deduct daily expenses?advice? [more inside]
Quirky shops that ship to the UK and accept orders from the US? [more inside]
What's the cheapest way to send a single normal-sized book weighing about a pound from the US to Japan? [more inside]
Help us find a cell phone solution given that we are moving in 6 months (and we can't wait that long to replace our current Verizon phones) [more inside]
Moving to a big, foreign city from a very small American town- what skills or situations should a country lady be aware of? In other words, how do I not die and/or not go crazy from the people? So. Many. People. [more inside]
Need help with some of the details of buying a diving board for some poor Estonian kids [more inside]
Graphicnovelfilter : I am very much a novice when it comes to graphic novels but have enjoyed the realist works of Joe Sacco (The Fixer & Palestine) and The Burma Chronicles (Guy Delise) initially kickstarted along time ago by my stumbling upon Harvey Pekar (American Splendour). What other graphic novels of this nature should I be tracking down? I'm interested in International Relations / Politics / History / Travel / Journalism / Espionage - as well as more esoteric perspectives on the world - so anything ticking these boxes would be great.
Recommend cheap (or cheapish), high-quality colognes from around the world. [more inside]
another thirty-something with only a bachelor's degree uncertain about what to do career-wise. Also uncertain as to what transferable skill(s) to highlight, if any, were I to apply for a job. What should I do with myself? (longgggggggggggg, slightly snowflake-y post ahead) [more inside]
Can I buy a bike on marktplaats.nl and have it shipped to me in the US? I looked through the policies and stuff, and didn't see anything that would prevent it, but my Google Translate might be fooling me. [more inside]
Please help me narrow down my place in (international) women's health, and help me map a path to get to that place.
Please help me narrow down my place in (international) women's health, and help me map a path to get to that place. [more inside]
I'm in the US. I have a niece in Denmark with a birthday coming, and I'd like to send her $50. How? [more inside]
I don't technically live in the US anymore; I've sold my house, dropped my auto insurance, etc, and I need to figure out how to deal with my US bank accounts. [more inside]
Are there any interesting foreign/international food markets in in-town Atlanta? [more inside]
To what extent do cultural values affect foreign policy making between U.S. and China? [more inside]
I need to mail prescription medications from the United States to my son, who is doing student exchange in Brazil. How can I best accomplish this? [more inside]
Please hope me! Far from home and locked out of my Mac due to international language keyboard issue. [more inside]
Where can I find a simple like-for-like publicly available price comparison between palm, sunflower, corn and olive oils as raw materials? [more inside]
I just had my Verizon iPhone 4s unlocked for international use and confirmed working with two different foreign SIM cards. Three questions:
- Is this permanent? Can it ever be re-locked via software or some other method?
- Can this be used with US SIM cards, or are there restrictions?
- Is this phone now identical to an unlocked iPhone, or is it somehow different?
I want to eBay my partner's Macbook. We live in the Netherlands, and it doesn't have a power cord due to acts of cat. How do we get the best price? [more inside]
Hey fellow Meta Filter users i seek some advice and help regarding a few undergraduate degrees: Economics, International Development and Commerce. I feel these are three promising undergraduate programs but struggle in which to pursue. Any advice and information on these degrees and career paths would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
How can I ship vodka to Australia from Ohio?!? I know the USPS won't ship hooch, but is there ANYONE that will. I'm trying to send some locally-made vodka to a very special lady in Sydney, but it's starting to look dire. HELP!
Where to take a 5-7 day international (from the US) vacation next late September? Some restrictions apply . . . [more inside]
I bought some clothes online from a store based in the UK, shipped to the US. Is this surprise customs/duty/shipping charge normal? [more inside]
I found some fun stuff for my nieces in Oregon for Christmas at Archie McPhee, which I heard about at meFi. But I was bummed when I tried to check out and they rejected Visa and even PayPal because I live overseas. Is there a way around this? [more inside]
Can I bring 50g of prescription topical steroid ointment (Clobetasol) into Thailand without any trouble at Customs?
What is the best service a US-based person can use to register an international domain (like .cn, .kr, and .jp?) [more inside]
Seller is in Alberta, buyer (me) is in Pennsylvania. The item is $1,600 US and ships in a big crate... how do I do this correctly? [more inside]
What international satirical programmes are available to watch online? [more inside]
While it's true that we can consider the internet as a 'global village', my feeling is that the USA holds the most imposing bias. We can't deny the fact that a huge proportion of the best websites and online services are from the USA or are otherwise USA-centric. As someone who lives in a far flung part of the world and who enjoys devouring all manner of information from the Web, I do find it frustrating at times that there are not more international sites with influence. Probably the only exception I can think of may be with News websites such as BBC and Al Jazera. I would be interested to know what your favourite non-American websites may be, whether they be oriented to your locality but still have useful international relevance, or if they truly are an international player?
What are the essential spices to have around for cooking modern, eclectic/internationalized vegetarian food? [more inside]
Travel around the holidays-filter. We have some time in late December (exact amount of time and dates TBD) and would love to go on an awesome trip - give us your best shot [more inside]
How do I pay bills in the U.S. from an overseas account (Japan) without spending a lot (er, any, preferably) in wire transfer fees? [more inside]
Should we get married? [more inside]
My wife and I are visiting Paris over the week of US Thanksgiving - can you help us figure out the best way to get cell phone service and data while we're there? [more inside]
Looking for information on international drivers license for driving in the US. [more inside]