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Expat Guide to Living in Libya

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

Culture Shock Report

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

Submit a Culture Shock Report

Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Libya - 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 Libya 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 Libya? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Libya? Help others moving to Libya by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Libya with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Libya, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Libya. If you are already living in Libya, 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 Libya 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 Libya? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Libya 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 Libya? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Libya? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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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.

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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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