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Expat Guide to Living in Kazakhstan

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

Expat Kazakhstan: Teaching and Living in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is offering many jobs to qualified international teachers right now. As part of a programme to develop the education of the country, the roles combine teaching students and mentoring local teachers using English as the language of learning.

Expat Teachers Support Education Reform in Kazakhstan

Anne's article introduces you to several teachers and schools that are supporting education reform in Kazakhstan.

City Profile: Almaty, Kazakhstan

A quick glimpse into life in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan.

Culture Shock in Almaty, Kazakhstan

A teacher from South Africa decided to move to Almaty after experiencing significant culture shock while living in Semipalatinsk. He share why he enjoys life in Almaty.

Culture Shock in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan

An expat in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan warns people preparing to make the move to understand your rights as a foreigner and be prepared for an anti-foreigner culture.

Dream vs Reality of Living in Kokshetau, Kazakhstan

The local supermarket has enough to live on. The water and power turns off occasionally. The cost of living isn't too high. The tap water is undrinkable and sometimes brown. The locals are friendly. The salary is worth it!

More Culture Shock Reports for Kazakhstan

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Kazakhstan handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Kazakhstan:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in Kazakhstan Reports

What are people's priorities in Kazakhstan - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Kazakhstan:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

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

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Dream vs. Reality of Living in Kazakhstan Reports

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Kazakhstan. If you are already living in Kazakhstan, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Kazakhstan:
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 Kazakhstan 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 Kazakhstan? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Kazakhstan 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 Kazakhstan? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Kazakhstan? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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