Advice for expats living abroad and those preparing to move overseas.
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.
Peter Goudge explains all about Vietnam's iconic hat, the "non-la," and how it ties into the South East Asian nation's history, folk lore and every day life. There's a lot more to this simple hat than meets the eye!
Expats from all over Canada have shared great tips about living in Canada - Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Beyond. Find out what makes it easy, what makes it hard, cost of living and more!
Expats in Sweden confess that culture shock can take you by surprise. But, once they learn to adapt, they appreciate the beautiful weather, relaxed lifestyle and bike-riding culture.
Anne Keeling highlights the 10 most popular cities for teaching overseas. From Dubai to Bangkok, Doha to Shanghai.
Expats in Perth, Australia enjoy diverse cultural options despite the fact that it is in a geographically remote area compared to Melbourne and Sydney . Find some ideas on how to make the most of expat life in Perth.
For expat students and their parents, the US college application process can be especially daunting. Will the admissions committees understand the transcript? How important are A-level results? Michael White offers answers to these and other questions.
AGS Worldwide Movers offers 10 useful tips for people preparing to move overseas such as arranging temporary accommodation to involving your children in the preparation for the move.
Expats in Romania share their tips for living in Romania. They discuss the pros and cons of living there and offer advice about driving in Bucharest, finding an apartment and more.
Expats in Melbourne, Australia enjoy diverse cultural options on par with many of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Find some ideas on how to make the most of expat life in Melbourne.
Expats in Bermuda have mixed feelings about living in Bermuda. Everyone loves the sunshine and beaches, but the high cost of living, one car per household law, limited job opportunities and gossipy expat social scene can make life challenging.
Explore ideas for expats on how to move to and settle into life in Sydney, Australia. This cosmopolitan city has all kind of cultural activities and picturesque landscapes, but it isn't always easy for expatriates.
With its huge expat population, expats in Qingdao enjoy numerous expat-oriented social events and local resources. Expats also appreciate the friendly and welcoming to locals, sea view homes in the Laoshan district and Qingdao's international schools.
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.
In an informal sampling of my expat clients around the world, I asked what bugged them the most about being an expat. Here are some of their pet peeves in no particular order, and my suggestions about how to deal with them.
Expats in Chile enjoy the stable economy, friendly people and relatively affordable cost-of-living. Many find becoming close friends with Chileans, who primarily socialize with family, a big challenge. But, the expat community in Chile is strong and offers a great support system for newcomers.
Expats in Trinidad & Tobago have shared their experiences at several of the more popular schools in Trinidad & Tobago.
Expats in Trinidad & Tobago love the family-focused Trinis, the laid-back island culture and the beautiful beaches. That being said, many expats find dealing with bureaucracy a challenge, the pace of life frustrating and the cost of housing, food and cars much higher than expected.
Skiing in the French Alps is breathtaking not only for the beautiful and varied terrain, but also the incredibly affordable cost when compared to ski resorts in the United States. Ski passes are available that grant access to multiple resorts that don’t require any transportation from one to the next other than the two boards on your feet. Of course, if you want to splurge and spend more, luxury options abound!
Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Here are 10 of the best places in the world to get in the Christmas spirit.
Expats in Chile, Sweden, Japan, Scotland and Australia share their experiences celebrating Christmas abroad.
Tokyo has many international schools and bi-lingual schools for expat students. Here are several of the more popular options.
Mathematics teacher, Ian Robertson, met a Chinese woman, named Celine, in a Glasgow bar. She ended up being the catalyst he needed to look for a teaching job in China.
London is the perfect place to get in the Christmas spirit. Here are 10 things to do in London during the Christmas season.
Expats in Jamaica discuss the best schools for expat children - from very expat-oriented schools like AISK and Hillel to more local private schools like St. Andrews and Montego Bay Christian Academy.