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Advice for expats living abroad and those preparing to move overseas.

Expat Saudi Arabia -- 5 Tips for Living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
By Betsy Burlingame

Expats living in Riyadh face a number of adjustments. Women have to learn to wear an abaya in public and are not allowed drive. Western compounds often enable expat families to relax and live like they do at home. In this article, expats offer tips for newcomers to Riyadh.

Expat Nicaragua -- Leon, Nicaragua - Some Like it Hot!
By Dean LaCoursiere

Dean LaCoursiere recently visited Leon and describes this wonderful city, a UNESCO historical site, where the temperature is typically above 90 degrees.

Expat Belgium -- International Schools in Brussels
By Betsy Burlingame

There are many international schools in Brussels for families moving there to consider. We offer an overview of a number of them and share parents' experiences at those schools.

Overseas Nurses -- Jobs in the British National Health Service
By Brit Peacock

With scores of NHS-funded hospitals recruiting overseas nurses, Brit Peacock offers advice for nurses interested in moving to the UK.

Bienvenue au Canada -- Settling in tips for this French speaking nation
By David Hollins

It can be easy to feel lost in such as a colossal country, but sticking to a few top tips from David Hollins, Regional General Manager at Crown Relocations, can make settling in to the Canadian lifestyle much easier.

Behind on your US expat tax returns? -- Time to get caught up!
By David McKeegan

It's estimated that only half of US expats are caught up on their US expat tax obligations. The IRS has made big changes to their amnesty programs and now is a great time to catch up! David McKeegan offers straightforward advice about the amnesty programs and how to file.

Retiring in Italy -- The 7 Best Places to Retire in Italy
By Betsy Burlingame

Italy's villages and cities appeal to retirees for many different reasons - the beautiful beaches, breathtaking countryside, amazing food, wonderful nightlife, bustling town markets and welcoming people. In this article, we cover several of our readers' favorite places.

Expat Guatemala -- The 5 Best Places to Live in Guatemala
By Betsy Burlingame

Expats share their favorite places to live in Guatemala - from Antigua to Lake Atitlan to Xela and more.

Panama Retirement -- The Other Option
By Miguel Sirus

Miguel Sirus retired in Panama 10 years ago. Instead of choosing a popular expat destination such as Boquette, Volcan or El Valle, he bought an overgrown piece of property near a village in Panama. In this article, he offers a glimpse at how his new life unfolded.

Moving Abroad -- Where next for British expats moving abroad?
By Matt Park

Recent reports say that British expats are leaving Spain and either returning to England or heading elsewhere. Where are they going?

Expat Thailand -- 5 Reasons to Move to Thailand
By Emily McLaren

Expats in Bankok, Thailand enjoy a wonderful lifestyle for a variety of reasons. Emily McClaren explores why it is a popular destination for expats from all over the world.

Expat Chile -- The Best Places to Live in Chile
By Betsy Burlingame

Expats in Chile enjoy the country's beaches, beautiful cities and lower cost of living. Santiago, La Serena, Vina del Mar and other destinations top their favorite places to live in Chile.

Expat Philippines -- 6 Best Places to Live in The Philippines
By Betsy Burlingame

With its low cost of living, beautiful beaches, bustling cities and hot climate, expats have been flocking to the Philippines for years. Here are six of the best places for expats to live in the Philippines.

Expat Mexico -- 5 Best Places to Live in Mexico
By Betsy Burlingame

Mexico's lower cost of living, beautiful weather and warm, welcoming culture are a big draw for people looking to live abroad. However, Mexico's ever changing security situation impacts where expats choose to move. Here are 5 of the best places to live in Mexico based upon recent expat reviews.

Expat Tax -- What you may need to file U.S. taxes
By H&R Block

So you know you need to file a US tax return, you need to file it by June 16. What documents do you need to prepare? H&R Block provides a checklist to help guide you.

Expat New York -- Ten New York City Suburbs For Expats
By Joshua Wood

Many expats that live in or around New York City choose not to live in the city, but instead in one of the many suburbs in New Jersey, Connecticut and Westchester County, NY. Here are just a few of the options available to expats.

US Expat Tax Returns are Due Soon -- What Do You Need to Gather?
By David McKeegan

David McKeegan offers an overview of the tax documents US expats need to file and the different expat tax laws they should consider.

Expat Spain -- 5 ways to get the best out of the Spanish healthcare system

The quality of healthcare in Spain is exceptional, but their healthcare system is different from what expats are used to at home. CIGNA shares tips about the Spanish health service, obtaining your atarjeta sanitaria, state health care and more.

Expat Chile -- Living and Starting a Business in Chile
By James Jones

James Jones offers advice about starting a business in Chile. He says that the main thing to remember as an expatriate opening a business in Chile is that customer service is much desired. If you provide a top-notch service to Chilean people, you can expect your business to flourish rapidly.

Expat New York -- Top 10 Things To Do For Expats Living in New York City
By Joshua Wood

Expats in New York City will learn a lot about the culture and people of New York if they get out and do some exploring. Here are 10 things to do that will help get you quickly settled.

Teaching Abroad -- An Expat Teacher in Havana
By Anne Keeling

Dorothea Langford moved from the UK to teach at the International School of Cuba. She lives in an apartment building with other teachers that's near the ocean and a 10 minute walk from school. Her experiences in Cuba have been eye opening and have helped her understand life there.

Expat Colombia -- 10 Tips for Living in Bogota
By Betsy Burlingame

Expats offer advice for others considering a move to Bogota, Colombia. Topics include safety in Bogota, best neighborhoods for expats, international schools in Bogota and more.

Living in London -- How Expats Can Maximise Living Space
By Matt Cook

Expats living in London sometimes struggle to find room for their belongings. Matt Cook offers advice on how to make the most of your space and love your life in London.

The Hidden Goldmine -- Investment In Real Estate Abroad For Expats
By IP Global

IP Global offers additional advice about new investment principles for real estate in 2014, major property drivers in 2014 and re-emerging urban opportunities.

Expat Kazakhstan -- Teaching and Living in Kazakhstan
By Anne Keeling

Kazakhstan is offering many jobs to qualified international teachers right now. As part of a programme to develop the education of the country, the roles combine teaching students and mentoring local teachers using English as the language of learning.

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