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Joshua Wood, LPC

Mr. Wood joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). While working for NBC, he researched opportunities for MSNBC to expand its cable audience via the Internet, provided assessments of network and program performance and tracked major news events.

Joshua first worked on the Internet in 1997 for StorageTek's Customer Resource Center, an online community that provides clients with support. His previous positions provided him with experience in public relations, advertising and creative services. In addition to Expat Exchange, Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist at the Cambridge Professional Center in Morristown, NJ.

Joshua received his Master's Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BA from Syracuse.

Mr. Wood has provided insight into expatriate issues for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The International Business Times and other publications.

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The New York Times: Not Happy With the Candidates? Try Out a New Country

The Wall Street Journal: What to Expect When You're Expecting in Abu Dhabi...or Zambia

The International Business Times: 4th Of July As Celebrated By Expats: Independence Day For Independent Americans

Some of Mr. Wood's Articles

Expat Survey: Panama Remains Popular With Expats

Expats remain attracted to Panama for its cost of living, excellent climate and the variety of options available for places to live. Read about how Panama ranked relative to other expat destinations and specific comments from expats themselves.

Expat Survey: Uruguay Ranked Highly By Expats

Some might be surprised to read how highly Uruguay ranks among expats, but indeed it does. Here are some insights into why expats love Uruguay and how it is managing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Expat Survey: Expats Give Italy High Marks

Expats in Italy report loving their lifestyle and experiences in the Mediterranean nation despite the challenges of a slow-moving bureaucracy.

Managing Expat Stress During Covid

During the Covid-19 pandemic, it's vitally important that expats take the time to manage their stress level at a time when it's so easy to become overwhelmed. Here are some helpful ideas to get you started.

Expat Survey: Mexico Still Popular Among Expats

Expats in Mexico continue to rate the country highly. Even though there are always security concerns, expats who prepare properly enjoy excellent weather in close proximity to the United States and at a much lower cost of living.

Expat Survey: France Ranks Highest Among Expats

Surveys and reports conducted by Expat Exchange, including during the COVID-19 pandemic, indicate that expats in France are more satisfied with their expatriate experience than any other country in the world.

10 Best Countries for Expats

Expats around the world shared their opinions of what it's like to live overseas in our Best Places to Live 2020 Survey. Here are the 10 countries that came out on top. It's a must-read for anyone thinking about moving overseas or becoming a global nomad.

Expat Survey: Ecuador Highly Rated By Expats

Expats have loved living in Ecuador for a long time, and that trend continues according to expats who responded to our "Best Places to Live in 2020" survey. Read on to see how satisfied and read some quotes about what it's like to live there.

Expat Survey: Expats in Portugal Are Loving Life

Not surprisingly, expats in Portugal are very happy with the quality of the expat experience they enjoy on the Iberian Peninsula. Read on to see how satisfied and read some quotes about what it's like to live there.

You're Not Too Old To Live Abroad

Who doesn't want to get out there and see the world? So many of us put off the prospect of moving overseas until later in life, and that shouldn't keep you from considering retiring abroad.

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is the capital and largest city in Portugal, which is one of the most popular countries for expats in Europe. You'll find basic information to help you get acquainted with Lisbon and what it has to offer.

Now is the Time To Dream of Living Abroad

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.

Healthcare in the Czech Republic

Important information about healthcare in Czech Republic, including health insurance requirements, quality of healthcare and more.

Are Expats Running Out of Supplies?

We surveyed expats and asked if they are running low on supplies abroad. The responses are varied and seem closely tied to the progression of the pandemic in each country.

Expats Report Experiences Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Expats are reporting their experiences abroad amid the coronavirus outbreak and, as always, demonstrating the inherent resilience that imbues the expat spirit.

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Culture-Shock-in-CozumelAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Cozumel, Mexico

An expat in Cozumel appreciates that good friendships feel like family, the community sticks together and the family-oriented culture.

An expat in Cozumel appreciates that good friendships feel like family, the community sticks together and the family-oriented culture....

Living-in-BangaloreAn Expat Discusses Living in Bangalore, India

An expat living in Bangalore for the second time talks about what it's like living there, international schools, Indian weddings, Bangalore's friendly people and more.

An expat living in Bangalore for the second time talks about what it's like living there, international schools, Indian weddings, Bangalore's friendly people and more. ...

US-Gov-Requesting-Comments-from-Amerians-Abroad-about-FBAR-RenewalUS Gov Requesting Comments from Amerians Abroad about FBAR Renewal

The US Government is soliciting feedback from Americans abroad about whether to renew FBAR as it is or make changes. DUE TODAY: January 15, 2021. Only 30 comments have been submitted. Please make your voices heard if you would like to changes made to FBAR.

The US Government is soliciting feedback from Americans abroad about whether to renew FBAR as it is or make changes. DUE TODAY: January 15, 2021. Only 30 comments have been submitted. Please make y...

11-Important-Tips-about-Healthcare-for-Expats-and-Global-Nomads-in-Greece11 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats and Global Nomads in Greece

If you're moving to Greece, it's important to understand the health insurance requirements when seeking a short or long-term visa, the quality of healthcare outside of Athens including in Greek Islands, vaccines for Greece and more.

If you're moving to Greece, it's important to understand the health insurance requirements when seeking a short or long-term visa, the quality of healthcare outside of Athens including in Greek Island...

Panama-Remains-Popular-With-ExpatsExpat Survey: Panama Remains Popular With Expats

Expats remain attracted to Panama for its cost of living, excellent climate and the variety of options available for places to live. Read about how Panama ranked relative to other expat destinations and specific comments from expats themselves.

Expats remain attracted to Panama for its cost of living, excellent climate and the variety of options available for places to live. Read about how Panama ranked relative to other expat destinations ...

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