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lilfliplace
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Hey there. I have been scouring these posts for the last several weeks. I am preparing to make a transition to USVI in the fall to teach at an elementary school. I am desperately trying to get in contact with someone who relocated from the states to the islands so I can get some information in regards to teaching AND relocating. I have a gazillion questions, but right now I would love to know:

1. I am all about culture. I want to move and intermingle with the locals. Ive just spent 2 years working in a low income school in Las Vegas and really loved living in the same neighborhood as my students. Is this feesible?...as in finding some place that is safe and I can get to live like and mingle with locals?
2. Also, is it possible to find a place that will rent with a pet? About 95% of every rental I've come across has been no pets. My dog is a service animal and I am not sure if the ADA laws apply on the islands like they do in the states.

So, basically, if anyone is a teacher or relocated to teach, can you please get in touch with me? Thanks a ton!

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speee1dy
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lots of places do take animals. is this stc? if so call pam at coldwell banker gallows bay-you can find the number on line. i know there is a vacant apt where i live and it takes pets. it is a small 2 bedroom. in town.

i would think the ada applies here as it does in the states? others with more knowledge on that subject can pipe up.

cost of living will be higher than what you are used to.

just read and ask a lot of questions, you will do fine and have fun

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OldTart
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Yes, ADA applies here.

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mtdoramike
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Eventhough ADA applies there, you will find it hard to find a place on the island that allows dogs. There are a few that allow cats and maybe even a small dog (rare) but there are a few. But large dogs is going to be difficult. I agree, try and find a realtor who can assist you in locating a place. Also most won't rent to you unless you are on island to visibly view the property yourself. Have you been to the islands before? If not, I would recomend making a trip to the islands and go to a school and monitor one for day or two.

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OldTart
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Eventhough ADA applies there, you will find it hard to find a place on the island that allows dogs. .

Landlords cannot legally turn down a service animal.

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