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Expat Guide -- Moving to Tenerife
By Hollie Mantle

Tenerife is the largest island in the Canary Islands. Santa Cruz in the north is where more jobs can be found. The south is home to resorts, beaches and tourism industry jobs. There are international schools in both areas. Do your homework and be sure to spend time exploring and visiting Tenerife before you make the move.

Expats in the US -- Which US States Are Best For Expats?
By Ella Jameson

Ella Jameson shares her picks for the best US states for expats. What do you think? Share your favorite US states for expats.

Expats in Barcelona -- 5 Tips for Living in Barcelona
By Betsy Burlingame

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a region where some citizens are fighting for their independence from Spain. Barcelona is a beautiful city that's rich in history and architecture with a thriving nightlife scene.

Considering renouncing citizenship? -- You may want to think again!
By David McKeegan

The number of US citizens living abroad who are renouncing their citizenship is on the rise. David McKeegan discusses 5 things to consider before tossing your passport.

Expats in Germany -- 5 Tips for Living in Frankfurt
By Betsy Burlingame

Expats often move to Frankfurt for jobs in finance and IT. Frankfurt is continental Europe's largest financial center and has a population of approximately 2.5 million in the city and surrounding urban area. Towns in the Taunus area north of Frankfurt and Wiesbaden and Mainz to the west are popular among expats. There are many international and bi-lingual schools to choose from and lots of expat clubs in the Frankfurt area.

Expats in China -- International Schools in Shanghai
By Betsy Burlingame

Shanghai has a number of great international and bi-lingual schools. Some of these schools cater primarily to expats while others have mostly local students. We cover several popular schools in Shanghai and include feedback from parents.

Expat Costa Rica -- Staying Safe in Costa Rica
By Alley Cat

Recent crimes in Costa Rica have involved robbers arriving at homes and impersonating police officers. Alley Cat offers great advice and detailed information about what you need to know when the police are at your door.

Expats in Amsterdam -- 5 Tips for Living in Amsterdam
By Betsy Burlingame

Amsterdam is a beautiful city with historic canals, incredible museums and a thriving cafe and nightlife scene. For those expats fortunate enough to move to Amsterdam, it can be an amazing place to live. Expat Exchange members in Amsterdam share their tips for living in Amsterdam and surrounding, commutable cities such as Amstelveen, Hilversum, Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam.

Living Abroad -- Expat Choices
By Travelex

Living abroad as an expat is a common dream in the U.K., but is a daunting task that requires research and planning. Find out where British expats move, what it takes to get there, and how each country impacts your health care, pension and more.

Expat Spain -- Inheritance and Gift Legal Changes for Expats
By Melissa Sullivan

There are three new legal changes on the horizon in Spain, which will positively impact expats and family inheriting from relatives who were expats in Spain. Melissa Sullivan outlines them.

Expats in Riyadh -- 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.

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