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Expat Ireland -- 10 Tips for Living in Ireland
By Betsy Burlingame

Expats living in Ireland say that the transition from tourist to expat is not as easy as one would think -- from challenges making friends with the Irish to the rainy, gloomy weather. Expats who make the effort and take their time are rewarded with life-long Irish friends and a love of Ireland.

Expats in Nicaragua -- 5 Best Places to Retire in Nicaragua
By Betsy Burlingame

Expats discuss the best places to retire in Nicaragua. From upscale communities on the Emerald Coast to the beautiful city of Granada, Nicaragua is no longer just a haven for surfers.

Expats in Scotland -- 10 Tips for Living in Scotland
By Joshua Wood

Expat in Scotland love traditional Scottish culture, beautiful landscapes and they experiences both combine to make possible. Be aware of the high cost of living, but if you come prepared you will always want to come back to this very special place.

Expats in Singapore -- International Schools in Singapore
By Betsy Burlingame

There are numerous international schools in Singapore. This article highlights some of our members' recommendations.

Expats in Singapore -- 10 Tips for Living in Singapore
By Betsy Burlingame

Expats love that Singapore has dozens of expat clubs and associations, wonderful international schools and incredible nightlife. These factors definitely help to make up for the high cost of living and relentless heat and humidity.

Expats in Poland -- 10 Tips For Living In Poland
By Joshua Wood

Find out about where expats live, how important it is to learn Polish, and even where some of the best places are to enjoy a beer in Poland. Information on Warsaw, Krakow, Tricity and other areas are also covered in this introduction to expat life in Poland.

Expats in College -- Expat Guide to Finding Your Ideal College State
By Ella Jameson

The U.S is the first choice for international undergraduates, with nearly 900,000 foreign students making the move last year. Read advice on some of the options available to students around the world.

Expat Tax -- Preparing to File your US Expat Tax Return Now = Less Hassle Later!
By David McKeegan

It's the time of the year most US citizens dread--tax time. US expats around the world shudder even more than US residents due to the complicated and oftentimes confusing process of filing US expat taxes. But it doesn't have to be this way! Preparation is the key.

Expats in Switzerland -- 10 Tips for Living in Switzerland
By Betsy Burlingame

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.

Expats in Vietnam -- Living in Vietnam or on Vacation - You've Got to Try a Non-La
By Peter Goudge

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 in Canada -- 10 Tips for Living in Canada
By Joshua Wood

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 -- 10 Tips for Living in Sweden
By Betsy Burlingame

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.

Teaching Abroad -- 10 Best Places to Teach Abroad
By Anne Keeling

Anne Keeling highlights the 10 most popular cities for teaching overseas. From Dubai to Bangkok, Doha to Shanghai.

Expats in Australia -- 5 Tips for Living in Perth, Australia
By Joshua Wood

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.

Expats And U.S. College Admissions -- The Winning Formula
By Michael White

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.

Moving Overseas -- 10 Tips for Moving Abroad
By AGS

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 -- 10 Tips for Living in Romania
By Betsy Burlingame

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 Australia -- 5 Tips for Living in Melbourne, Australia
By Joshua Wood

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 -- 10 Tips for Living in Bermuda
By Betsy Burlingame

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.

Expats in Australia -- 5 Tips for Living in Sydney, Australia
By Joshua Wood

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.

Expats in China -- 5 Tips for Living in Qingdao, China
By Betsy Burlingame

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.

United States Citizens Moving to Portugal -- Demystifying the Paper Trail
By Susan Stults Korthase

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.

Expat Advice -- 5 Greatest Challenges Expats Face and How to Handle Them
By Dhyan Summers, Licensed psychotherapist

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 -- 10 Tips for Living in Chile
By Betsy Burlingame

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 -- International Schools in Trinidad and Tobago
By Betsy Burlingame

Expats in Trinidad & Tobago have shared their experiences at several of the more popular schools in Trinidad & Tobago.

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