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Expat Guide to Living in Burma

Whether you're already living in Burma or preparing to move to Burma, our Expat Guide to Living in Burma offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Burma. For answers to specific questions, visit our Burma Forum to talk with expats in Burma.

Culture Shock Report

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Burma handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Burma by filling out our Culture Shock Report.

Submit a Culture Shock Report

Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Burma - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Burma by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Burma? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Burma? Help others moving to Burma by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in Burma

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Burma. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Burma:
Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Burma. If you are already living in Burma, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Burma by taking our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Burma? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Burma by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Burma? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Burma? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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17-Best-Places-to-Live-in-Costa-Rica17 Best Places to Live in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a lot to offer expats with it's tropical climate, eco-friendly culture, beautiful beaches, welcoming people, good healthcare system and relative safety. Many expats warn newcomers about the high cost of housing and food. In this updated version of the best places to live in Costa Rica we cover many more locations such as Playa Flamingo, Nosara, Lake Arenal, Jaco Beach and Ojochal.

Costa Rica has a lot to offer expats with it's tropical climate, eco-friendly culture, beautiful beaches, welcoming people, good healthcare system and relative safety. Many expats warn newcomers abou...

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People all over the world dream of being an expat. Living in another country is an experience unlike any other, and now is definitely the time to explore what it would mean to take the plunge.

People all over the world dream of being an expat. Living in another country is an experience unlike any other, and now is definitely the time to explore what it would mean to take the plunge....

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