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Advice from expats in Switzerland on housing search, finding a job in Switzerland, international schools, expat clubs and organizations, learning the language and cost of living. A must read for newcomers and anyone moving to Switzerland. (Read Article)
A couple from the US had vacationed in Panama for years. They decided to move there and built a house in rural Altos del Maria, Panama. Life has slowed down tremendously, which took some time to get used to. But, they love the climate, fresh air and their new friends - both locals and expats.
Using the Foreign Housing Exclusion you can deduct the equivalent of foreign rents, utility bills (apart from telephone and cable), furniture rental, repairs, parking and more. There is a ceiling to the amount you can deduct and this ceiling is directly tied to the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion amount each year. For 2013, the maximum you can deduct is $29,280. However, if you live in a city with a higher cost of living, that amount can increase. (Read Full Tip)
Expats in Batumi, Georgia from America or the U.K. often face a cultural adjustment that can take longer than in many Western European countries. Find out some of the complicating factors for Western expats in this expat culture shock report.
An expat parent's experiences with Six Senses International Preschool in Mežaparks, Riga, Latvia - from extracurriculars to facilities, parent organizations to pros and cons of attending Six Senses International Preschool. (Read Report)