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Expat Guide to Living in Panadura

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

Culture Shock Report

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

Submit a Culture Shock Report

Living Overseas Report

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

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in Panadura

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

Dream vs. Reality Report

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

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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