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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.

Expats in Trinidad & Tobago -- 10 Tips for Living in Trinidad & Tobago
By Betsy Burlingame

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.

France Expat -- 5 Amazing Places to Ski in France
By Joshua Wood

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!

Expat Life -- 10 Best Places in the World to Get in the Christmas Spirit
By Betsy Burlingame

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Here are 10 of the best places in the world to get in the Christmas spirit.

Living Overseas -- 5 Glimpses at Christmas Abroad
By Betsy Burlingame

Expats in Chile, Sweden, Japan, Scotland and Australia share their experiences celebrating Christmas abroad.

Expats in Tokyo -- International Schools in Tokyo, Japan
By Betsy Burlingame

Tokyo has many international schools and bi-lingual schools for expat students. Here are several of the more popular options.

Teaching Abroad -- Love was My Catalyst for Teaching Internationally
By Anne Keeling

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.

Expats in London -- 10 Things to Do in London During Christmas
By Betsy Burlingame

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 -- International Schools in Jamaica
By Betsy Burlingame

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.

Study Abroad -- Study Abroad in the EU
By European Commission

The European Commission offers an overview of resources available to EU citizens who want to study abroad.

Culture Shock -- Expats Confess their Cultural Blunders
By Betsy Burlingame

In our culture shock report, we asked expats to share any cultural blunders that they committed. Here are some of the responses.

Expats in Saudi Arabia -- 5 Tips for Living in Jeddah
By Betsy Burlingame

Expats in Jeddah offer advice about living on compounds vs living out, where to meet other expats, international schools, raising kids in Jeddah and much more.

Expats in Panama -- Thanksgiving in Panama
By Betsy Burlingame

American expats in Panama can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal at these restaurants.

Expats in Beijing -- Thanksgiving in Beijing
By Joshua Wood

For American expats looking to dine out on Thanksgiving, here's a list of several restaurants offering Thanksgiving dinners in Beijing.

Expats in Paris -- Thanksgiving in Paris
By Betsy Burlingame

If you're living in Paris and in search of a place to dine on Thanksgiving, we have several suggestions. If you're cooking Thanksgiving dinner, find out where you can order a turkey.

Expat Counseling -- Help Your Marriage Thrive Abroad
By Dhyan Summers

Expats can help their marriage not just survive, but thrive while living abroad by using compassionate communication.

Expats in London -- Thanksgiving in London
By Betsy Burlingame

There are numerous restaurants in London that offer wonderful Thanksgiving menus for expats and locals! Here are few of our favorites.

Expats in Ecuador -- Thanksgiving in Ecuador
By Betsy Burlingame

For American expats looking to dine out on Thanksgiving, here's a list of several restaurants offering Thanksgiving dinners in Quito and Cuena.

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

There are numerous international and bilingual schools in Budapest. In this article, we highlight some of the more popular international schools school for expats in Budapest.

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

Expat retirees love Portugal for its welcoming people, gorgeous beaches, quaint towns and wonderful restaurants. In this article, we cover 5 great places to retire in Portugal.

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