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

Expats in Switzerland -- 5 Tips for Living in Zug
By Betsy Burlingame

Zug, Switzerland is a beautiful city and very popular among expats. 30 minutes south of Zurich, this low-tax region is home to numerous multinational companies.

Moving to India -- How To Ship A Car To India
By Joe Webster

Job Webster of A1 Auto Transport offers tips for shipping a car to India.

Moving Abroad -- Give Paws For Thought When Relocating With Pets
By Crown Relocations

Sheila Robertson relocated to Abu Dhabi with her husband and 5 rescue dogs. Read how she prepared for them for the move and how her dogs handled the relocation.

Expats in Japan -- 4 Business Etiquette Tips on Conducting Business in Japan
By Aarti Bansal

Newcomers to Japan should consider these 4 tips for conducting business in Japan.

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

Families moving to Barcelona have a number of great schools to consider. There are several American and British schools plus foreign children are allowed to attend public school. In this article we highlight several of the more popular English schools and expats' advice with regard to public vs. private English schools.

Expat Travel -- Ready for your holidays? Here's what you need to remember
By European Commission

This article from the European Commission reviews common travel issues when planning a holiday in the EU - from passenger rights to safety to traveling with pets.

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

Most expats love living in Budapest for it's beauty and culture. There's something for everyone in Budapest. Yes, you'll have to deal with lots of bureaucracy, but people are friendly and helpful. Once you get past the red tape, life in Budapest is rewarding.

Retiring in France -- 5 Affordable Places to Retire in France
By Betsy Burlingame

The word affordable and France don't normally end up in the same sentence, but it's all relative and more affordable villages and cities do exist! They are often some of the most charming places to retire in France. Here are 5 affordable places to retire in France plus advice on how to find others.

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.

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