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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.
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)
Norway often is cited as a difficult country for expats to settle into, especially when it comes to making friendships that make one feel truly settled. Read this informative culture shock report for some thoughts on how to make it happen.
Thanks to Susan Stults Korthase for this helpful overview of current requirements to begin the process of obtaining a Residency Visa when moving from the US to Portugal. Note: Information Updated January 2015. (Read Article)
An expat parent's experiences with Access International Academy Ningbo in Ningbo, China - from extracurriculars to facilities, parent organizations to pros and cons of attending Access International Academy Ningbo. (Read Report)