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1/30/2020 12:51 EST


We are now conducting our 2020 Expat Exchange Survey. It is designed to capture a snapshot of what it's like to live abroad. So if you are currently living abroad, or have within the last 3 years, please take the time to share your insights. Every person that completes the survey will be entered to win a $50 Amazon giftcard (email address required for the sole purpose of notifying each winner).

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2/28/2020 07:11 EST


The 2020 Expat Exchange Survey is well underway and we're very grateful to everyone that has taken the time to share their experiences. We have had an amazing response, but we are still looking for input from everyone that has not yet shared their valuable insights. Remember that everyone that completes the survey will be entered to win one of 10 Amazon Gift Cards worth $50. We are looking forward to sharing highlighted findings once we close the survey and analyze the results.


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