I’ve never been to Chicago… but as a fellow immigrant (I’m from Cuba) I can give a few cultural differences when you go to college.
1)Way too much drinking, both men and women. Parties are all about drinking, people sit around, talk, play beerpong and other alcohol related games.
2)When choosing a woman to be your girlfiend you must pay attention to the details of their beheavior.
–>Here the sluts and serious women are all mixed. A woman’s background, her family, her neighborhood, her group of friends, the classes she is taking, her college degree, etc … are NOT reliable indicators of her character. So you gotta pay close attention when qualifying potential girlfriends.
3)Too many women here have a sence of entitlement and an attitude. Making that worst, too many dudes here are bunch of pussies when it comes to women, is like they are afraid to tell them “NO”.
–3a)This however, is good for us immigrants. If you put a woman in her place and don’t kiss her ass they will love you for it. (contrary to what they say, and contrary to what you see on TV). Also, the dudes here offer little competition.
4)There is a lot of shitty fattening food around here, either too much sugar, too much fat, or both. Just because a food packege says “Fat Free” or “Healthy” it usually is not. So my advice is to cook your own food.
5)Few people here know how to cook, and women are no better that guys.
6)College is expensive, BUT at the same time it isn’t.
–1st go to a Community College to do your basic classes (English, Match, Biology, Chemsitry, etc), is way cheaper. Then transfer to a proper College/University to finish your advanced classes.
–Fill out the FASFA Federal Student Aid!!! Its really easy, I didn’t my 1st year and I had to pay out of pocket NOT COOL!
---->with the FASFA filled out, now you can qualify for Pell Grants (free $$), Subsidized student loans (you don’t begin paying until 6months after you finish school), etc. You also need the FASFA for scholarships too.
7)A lot of black women and a few Hispanic women borned in the US, have HUGE attitudes.
8)If you plan to get married make sure to get a strong Prenuptial Agreement.
–Divorce laws, and divorce courts here (proably the same it W.Europe) lean too much to the side of women. They don’t need a reason to divorce you, simply saying “I am not happy” is enough to get her a divorce. And with it she takes the kids, your house, car, 1/2 your salary, 1/2 your assests, and more.
Eitherway… you are coming to the right country. If you are smart and hard working you can make it big here. If you are stupid and lazy you will be poor.