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AndRob posted Astana Quiz Night on the Kazakhstan forum on March 26, 2015:
Hello Everyone, It is our pleasure to announce that Astana has joined the ranks of other splendid cities around the globe which have a QUIZ NIGHT!!! Woohoo! Where: Guns and Roses When: April 30 What Time: 7:30-ish and finish by 9:30-ish What else: Teams of 5-ish Please spread the word. Any further questions? Contact Andrew and Rob at astanaquiz@yahoo.com
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Expat Report Culture Shock in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan was published
Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Know your rights as a foreign citizen. Read the laws of the country, they are available online. When you come into the nation, get the migration police stamp correctly done. Get your health and AIDS screening done -- things of that sort. This is crucial! If you do not do this, you may be fined, jailed, and deported. (Continue)
A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Semey, Kazakhstan
Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
My advice is to be kind to yourself. If you have time then learn some basic language but really culture shock cannot be totally prevented, only managed. (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
An interesting caveat is that recruiting agencies and the local employers do little to minimize the cultural acclimation issue. Nothing is said and nothing is done to assist the expats coming into the area. You are on your own. It is so sad.
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Penwriter posted Moving to Alma Ata. Job opportunities on the Kazakhstan forum:
I have been considering to move to Alma Ata in the nearest future. I have been practicing law for 8 years in Ukraine (including international commercial law). I am an advanced English speaker with a strong business and legal command of the language. Russian and Ukrainian are my native languages. I also started learning Android programming yet it is more like a hobby and I am an absolute rookie in this realm. The reason I think of Alma Ata is that I have a Ukrainian friend in there. He says the city offers very nice opportunities. Any imput/advice would be much appreciated.
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jdettoni replied to the thread Flats and apartments for rent in Almaty on the Kazakhstan forum:
tina111 initially posted:
Need a permanent place to live in Almaty? I am a Real Estate agent, Our agency provides full assistance in searching and signing a lease with Apartment owners. I can offer you a further consulting and assistance with your living space as well. Please contact me ;) Atina
jdettoni replied most recently with:
Do you also rent out office space? Any clue of any coworking place in Almaty? I don't need much space, just a couple of desks equipped with internet and other basic stuff... Best, Jacopo
LanguageLeader replied most recently with:
Hello!!! Language school "Language Leader" offers you to learn Russian and kazakh languages as foreign. Welcome we are waiting for you! More information you can get by sending a letter on our e-mail russian_languageleader@mail.ru or on our site www.languageleader.kz
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jdettoni posted Co-working space in Almaty on the Kazakhstan forum:
Hi there, does anybody know of any co-working space in Almaty? Or anybody renting out office space at affordable rates? I don't need much, just a couple of desks...Best, Jacopo
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barblam1 replied to the thread Looking for a native English Teacher in Atyrau, Kazakhstan on the Kazakhstan forum:
Damir initially posted:
Hi. We are looking for a native english teacher for a private english teaching school in Atyrau, Kazakhstan. All information will be provided when you contact me. Kind regards contact info.alpkel@gmail.com
barblam1 replied most recently with:
Hello: Can you please contact me will ALL information about this position at barblam1@aol.com Thank you.
blackanaconda replied most recently with:
Hi Am in aktau a flight away.. Whatd the offer
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Gulsara replied to the thread oil on the Kazakhstan forum:
SailBoat initially posted:
I live in USA wife is Kazakh/US citizen now; we are looking to move to Kazakhstan as expat. I wish to work in oil/gas sector. Any advice or sources. I have degree/experience
Gulsara replied most recently with:
Vacancy of an English teacher in Atyrau
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shannywade replied to the thread Bringing a Baby on the Kazakhstan forum:
scoutsouth initially posted:
My wife and I are considering applying for jobs with NIS but are a bit nervous as we are expecting our fist child in March. She would be 5 months old if we were to make the move for the new school year. Can anyone provide any information on pediatric care? Or child acre? Anyone work at one of the NIS schools and have any insights on potentially working there with a newborn? Thanks!
shannywade replied most recently with:
We have lived in Kazakhstan for almost 4 years now and we're only required to have an AIDS test before our initial move. Might be different for people that work with children.
shannywade replied most recently with:
Sorry my post may be a bit late but I am just getting around to reviewing some recent posts now after all the holiday hoopla! First, pardon my ignorance but I do not know what NIS is and where you would be located (that could make a big difference in Kazakhstan). I have been living with my family in Kazakhstan for over 3 years now, we came over with a 3 and 1 year old and then I got pregnant one year after arriving and we now have a 6 1/2 year old, 4 year old and 1 1/2 year old. All are thriving here. I did not give birth in Kazakhstan (it was against both my husband's company policy and the local SOS clinic, so I returned to Canada for the birth). I was in Kazakhstan until I was about 32 weeks pregnant. As it was not a complicated pregnancy there were no issues with me remaining until close to my due date. I returned to Kazakhstan when my baby was 2 months old (and would've come earlier if visa paper work was ready). I feel we have had excellent care here (medically as well as support from the expat community). My children love it here and my older two have no memory of living anywhere else and view it as 'home'. There are definitely struggles (food can be an issue in my part of Kaz, it can be very difficult to get fresh produce for example), supplies, weather and travel are all more of a challenge here. I do believe you get out what you put into a situation. In the summer it is very hot here and it can be hard to be outside during the day, so we make games inside (and usually travel for 2-3 weeks to break up the summer). If anyone in your family has any medical concerns then that would be a reason to NOT come (as it can be difficult to find quailty care or any specialists). My middle child has recently been diagnosed with several food allergies and we are having to travel out of country for speicalist appointments for example. I hope this little bit of information helps!
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