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Expats in Ecuador share their experiences with healthcare and overseas medical insurance in Ecuador.
Expats in Portugal live in a country with a health system designed to provide universal coverage. Susan Stults Korthase offers information about how the system fared in a recent international survey about European health systems.
Should you become an expat? Is moving overseas for career development, as a self-initiated expat or for an international education the right choice for you?
Expats all seem to have a different take on befriending other expats. Some ridicule peers who move abroad and hang with other expats. The majority of expats find that befriending other expats helps to ease culture shock. Ruth Jewett shares her personal experiences living in Taiwan.
An American woman and her husband visited Panama yearly for 10 years before making the move from Texas. She describes the challenges they faced dealing with a dishonest gringo contractor who was building their house. The Panamanians' love of family and their friendliness are two things she appreciates most about the local culture. She confesses that it took her a year to unwind from her fast-paced life in the medical field.
An expat in Enniscorthy, County Wexford in Ireland offers a colorful culture shock report. He is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Ireland and offers some great information about the details of moving to Ireland.
An expat in Cambridge in the UK offers some advice on life in this university city and how to succeed there. Contains advice for expats on what to expect and how to get settled.
An expat on New Providence, an island that is home to the capital city of Nassau, offers advice on moving to the Bahamas and what it's like to live there. Finances, life as an expat, locals and more are covered in this report.
An expat who moved to Rosarito, Mexico talks about her house hunting trips and ultimately making the move to Mexico.
An expat from Vancouver provides a detailed report on moving to Manzanillo, Mexico. Having already lived in Lake Chapala, this is some well-informed insight into what is available in Mexico.
An expat shares a brief report about his expectations going into a move to Puerto Rico, and the realities that actually awaited him there.
An expat retiree on New Providence, Bahamas, which is the home of the capital Nassau, offers valuable advice on how to retire there. Information on housing, health care, transportation, night life and more is provided.