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Christine is an Australian expat who moved to South Africa in 1993. Within a week of arriving, she joined a tour operator which launched her career in the tourism business. From 2001 to 2012 she...
Frei has been living in Southeast Asia since 2007, and currently lives in Phuket, Thailand. She is a hospitality professional with a strong background in PR and marketing communications, and loves...
Pierre Moseley is a South African expat who moved to New Zealand in 2008, after living in Namibia for a few years. He works in the electronic security industry, but can't say too much about that...
Namrata is an Indian expat living in Johannesburg, South Africa. She quit her job with an asset management firm and followed her husband to the Rainbow Nation, deciding to pursue the life of a...
Adria is an British expat who moved to Chennai in India with her husband. She is a photographer who loves the chaos and the friendly locals of Chennai, who are always eager to have their photo taken...
As with living in any foreign country, expats will inevitably face a bit of culture shock in South Korea. This has particularly been the case to quite an extent for me, having lived in South Korea...
Moving to Johannesburg may mean that you have to give up friends and family, your job, your home country, familiar sights and a host of other things. What moving to Joburg definitely does not mean,...
London is an international city famous for its business and cultural diversity; from bankers to fashion designers and Information Technology to creative industries. These businesses can be found in...
Plan in advance and apply early. That is the overarching advice to any family investigating their options when it comes to education and schools in Dubai. Free local education in not open to expats...
Sara Wilson is an American expat living in Altea, a picturesque town on the Costa Blanca. After leaving New York City in 2009, her and her Spanish husband have been enjoying the quiet life, temperate...
Kim Kloppers is a South African expat who moved to Nigeria with her husband and son in 2013. They live in the southwestern city of Ibadan and moved there due to her husband’s job. Here Kim...
Lisa Marks is an American expat living in Delhi. She moved to India with her husband in August 2013. While Lisa has experienced a degree of culture shock, she has embraced the opportunity to live in...
With B at Home: Emma Moves Again Valérie Besanceney has done much more than simply write another book on Third Culture Kids (TCKs). She has found how to reach younger children in a story that...
Rajiv Bedse is an expat from India who has been living in Melbourne since 1997. Rajiv moved to Australia with his wife and two children as he believed the country provide a better style and education...
The little brother to neighbouring Guangzhou, Foshan offers its visitors a diverse and welcoming expat community which is able to savour a plethora of different cuisines, entertainment and...
Spanning three decades, this delightful biography tells the true story of a young American missionary, and her life as a doctor working in Persia.    At the age of 27, Adelaide Kibbe sets...
Angela Harlow is an American expat who has been living in the Red Sea city of Yanbu with her husband and daughter since 2012. Here she shares some interesting perspectives on the pros and cons of...
Jenny is an American expat living in Chile’s capital, Santiago. Originally from Minnesota, she moved to Chile to take up a position as an ESL/EFL instructor in 2010. Besides the long work hours...
Mike Hawryluk is a Canadian expat who relocated to Perth Australia with his wife and two young children in 2012. In his interview with Expat Arrivals, Mike talks about the pros and cons of being...
Javier is a Spanish expat living in Vietnam. He moved to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) with his family to take up an executive position for an international company in 2006. Although he misses some of the...
Ed, originally from Pakistan, move to Brisbane in 2002 to start work as a doctor. He instantly felt at home in the city and made friends in Brisbane with no problem. Despite the fact that he says the...
Unfortunately for Americans living in Thailand, the United States reserves the right to tax its citizens on their worldwide incomes regardless of where they are residing at the time the money...
Jameela is a French expat living in Libya with her husband and two sons. A seasoned expat, she lived in the UK for 10 years before relocating to Libya in 2013. Jameela and her husband are both...
Aisha is a Cameroonian expat living in Saudi Arabia’s coastal city of Jeddah. She moved to Saudi Arabia with her husband in 2008. Although life in the Kingdom has taken some getting used to,...
Christel is a Filipina expat who moved to Taiwan in January 2012. Although she misses her family and friends (and especially her mom's and grandmother's cooking), and Filipino foods, Christel...
Norway has its peculiarities, as all countries do; there are things that are obvious to Norwegians but strange for newcomers. Parents with young children are particularly likely to find life in a new...
Arnd Herrmann worked for several blue-chip companies in Europe and decided to make South Africa his new home after his first business trip to the country in 1994. He and his family spent five years...
Moving to Hong Kong allows expats the luxury of accessing low-cost, full-time domestic help. Expatriates from places such as Europe, Australia and the US frequently decide to hire a domestic worker...
Stef is a Dutch expat living in Italy. He moved to the town of Montecalvo Versiggia, in the Lombardy region, with his husband in 2008 to start a bed and breakfast. Although they miss not seeing their...
Unfortunately, there was no guidebook waiting for me when I left the UK and moved to the Netherlands in 2008.   In the space of 24 hours I began my sentence in the Westfries boondocks as a...
Anna is an Australian expat living in Malaysia. Having lived in a number of countries around the world, due to the nature of her husband’s work (he’s a British diplomat), Anna relocated...
Whether you need easy international access to multicurrency accounts, or you're looking to invest to maintain your lifestyle or retire to another country, HSBC Expat can cater for all your...
Alison Massey is a UK expat living in Hong Kong. She moved with her husband and baby son to set up a new business, New Health International, which is now thriving. Having relocated around four years...
Heather Mason is a writer, photographer and the blogger behind 2Summers.net which chronicles her experiences in Johannesburg. Through her work and her adventurous spirit, she has come to know the...
Christie Wilkin is an American expat from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who relocated to Melbourne Australia in 2010 with her 4 children when her husband was offered a new position. In her interview with...
Under the Tuscan Sun has a lot to answer for.  With all the giggling, good-looking locals and free-flowing red wine, you’d be forgiven for thinking moving to Italy and renovating an old...
Lisa Harvey is an American expat who has lived with her family in Hong Kong since 2011. Originally a trailing spouse who chose stepping on Lego over climbing the corporate ladder, she is an editor at...
What kinds of benefits should an expat contract include?   Salary | Cost of Living | Accommodation | Visas | Schooling | Healthcare | ...
Cosette Palenque is an American expat who left sunny Miami and moved to Melbourne to be with her Australian partner. Despite Melbourne's tempremental weather, Cosette is enjoying all the...
Gemma is a British expat living in Kuwait. She moved to Kuwait City when her husband started teaching at an international school there. They have subsequently had two children while living in Kuwait...
Matt is a South African expat who moved to Singapore in May 2013. After putting up with London’s dreary weather for six and a half years, he decided it was time for a change and packed his bags...
Cassandra is a Singaporean expat who moved to Jakarta with her Canadian husband and son when he was offered a new position there. Cassandra has had to make a number of adjustments following her move...
Mandi is an American expat who moved to Riyadh with her Saudi husband and daughter. There are many adjustments that Mandi had to make when she moved to the Kingdom and she has found the experience of...
Following a chance encounter on a flight, Tara Foster ended up with a job offer and started her expat experience in Australia. Eight years later Tara, originally from New Jersey in the USA finds...
Lidia is a Spanish expat who grew up in Sweden and now lives in Indonesia. She moved to Jakarta for an internship position at the Swedish Embassy, and enjoyed her expat experience in Indonesia so...
Angela is an American expat who moved to Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea town of Yanbu with her husband and daughter in 2012. Despite having to make many adjustments to life in Saudi Arabia, Angela has...
Jarrad Brown is an Australian expat living in Singapore. Originally from Perth, he moved to Singapore to gain international exposure and experience as an investment advisor. Despite having to contend...
About you   Q: Where are you originally from?  A: I am from Toronto in Canada.   Q: Where are you living now?  A:  Athens, Greece.   Q: When did you move here?  A...
Avril Bailey is the president of the British Ladies Society in Kuwait, an active expat group for ladies of all nationalities, managed under the patronage of the British Embassy in Kuwait. After...
You have moved to the thriving hub of Singapore and chances are your disposable income is much higher than it was previously, given the relatively low tax rates of Singapore. The maximum personal...
Moving to Singapore can be an exciting adventure, and with so many new and interesting things to experience and places to explore, expats are in for a treat. Jasjit Baveja, an Australian expat living...
Sergey is a Russian expat living in Dubai. In search of an opportunity to live and work in a different culture, he moved to the emirate in 2011 to take up a position in an international marketing...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Kenya The Expat Arrivals Kenya PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format. This...
Gaby is a South African expat living in South Korea. Looking for a change and chance to travel, Gaby and her husband moved to Gumi when she was offered a position as a resident Native English Teacher...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Hungary The Expat Arrivals Hungary PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format....
Ann is a British expat living in Abuja. She initially moved to Nigeria with her husband, who subsequently returned to the UK. Ann loves every aspect of her life in Nigeria and has no intention of...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to the Philippines The Expat Arrivals Philippines PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and...
Nelle is a Belgian/French expat living in Turkey. She is married to a Turkish man, and after living in London for a number of years, they moved to Istanbul, where they own a real estate and travel...
Rose Moore is an Australian expat living in Poland. She is married to a Polish man, and after living in Australia for a few years, they decided to move to Poland. Rose works as an English teacher,...
It isn’t often that a book manages to take up residence inside your head, determined not to let you rest until you’ve explored every facet, every angle, every detail. In the days and...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Poland The Expat Arrivals Poland PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format....
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Austria The Expat Arrivals Austria PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format....
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Denmark The Expat Arrivals Denmark PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format....
The benefits of being spat on by an old Greek woman. I was ‘fresh off the boat’ – well, plane actually – in September 2008. My first year in Greece was spent in a remote...
Keli is an American expat living in Lagos with her husband and young daughter. They moved to Nigeria when her husband was recruited to work for a corporation in the oil and gas industry. Although the...
Increasingly for many, the adventure of packing up an everyday life, moving countries and resettling in an exotic location is becoming a reality due to growing globalization of employment.  ...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Germany The Expat Arrivals Germany PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format....
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Bahrain The Expat Arrivals Bahrain PDF Guide provides all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format. This...
A lot of importance is placed by the international media, these days, on Greece–especially Athens–being a dangerous destination due to strikes and demonstrations.   It’s true...
Tima is a Canadian expat living in Lusaka with her husband and son. They moved to Zambia when her husband was transferred there with his job. Having lived abroad for 15 years and experienced expat...
Jasjit is an Australian expat living in Singapore with her husband and two children. She moved to Singapore due to her husband’s job. Although she misses the beautiful beaches of Sydney, Jasjit...
Norman is a South African expat living in Zambia. He moved to Lusaka with his wife and family to head up a new contract in 2008. Five years down the line, they are enjoying life in Zambia. Although...
Hong Kong is one of the most popular expat destinations, particularly for Brits and Western Europeans. People come here for different reasons, whether it’s the (almost) perfect climate, the...
Rachel is an American expat who moved to China when her husband got a job in the nuclear industry. They live in a village just outside Haiyang, in China’s Shandong Province. While she sometimes...
Thomas is a German expat living in Saudi Arabia. He initially moved to Jeddah in 2009 with his wife, Claudia, but they now live in Khobar, in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province. They find expat life...
Debbie Liebenberg is a South African expat who moved to the Czech Republic in 2012 to teach English. Although she misses South African food, especially the fresh fruits and vegetables, Debbie loves...
What does the average Westerner really know about Kazakhstan? Except perhaps that it was once part of the USSR; it probably gets a bit chilly in winter, and that ‘Borat’ comes from here...
Becki is an American expat living in Japan. She has lived in a number of cities in Japan, but currently resides in Wakayama, where she teaches Business English to engineers at Nippon Steel and...
Padmaja Ganeshan-Singh is an Indian expat living in Seattle who moved to the USA as a trailing spouse when her husband was relocated for his job. Padmaja has a young daughter and is overcoming...
Oh, the American Dream of attending a prestigious US college or university: students proudly wearing their campus sweaters, joining fraternities and sports teams, the dorm life and ambitious...
Hayley Richardson is a Canadian expat  who has lived in Tuscany for over five years with her husband and their daughter. While she misses having space and being able to plug in the washing...
Alessandra Marin is an Italian expat living in Beijing, China. Alessandra moved to China is August 2010 as a trailing spouse, following her husband who was relocated to Beijing for work. In this...
Jamie Hull is an American expat living in Sweden with her husband and two cats. They moved to Stockholm after her husband was offered a job in the city. In the meantime, she has been tutoring English...
Jennifer is an American expat living in Indonesia with her husband and daughter. They moved to Bogor, on the island of Java, when Jennifer was offered a position to teach English at a school in the...
According to the International Monetary Fund, India is set to become the third largest economy in the world by 2030. Despite the global economic slowdown, India’s GDP has been growing at an...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Boston The Expat Arrivals Boston PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format....
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Lagos The Expat Arrivals Lagos PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format. This...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Chicago The Expat Arrivals Chicago PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format....
Perhaps you’ve decided to look for a little adventure or perhaps you had no choice; maybe you didn’t do your research before accepting the job, like me. However it came to be, though, if...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Romania The Expat Arrivals Romania PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format....
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Ireland The Expat Arrivals Ireland PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format....
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Ghana The Expat Arrivals Ghana PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format.This...
Phoenix Zerin is an American expat living in Chile. He initially moved to Santiago as part of a five year plan to experience life abroad. For now he calls this South American county his home, but...
Micheael Guiterrez is a Mexican expat who after spending 16 years in the USA moved to Vienna, Austria. While Michael does miss the spontaneity and relaxing lifestyle of Southern California, he rates...
Jessica is an American expat living in Italy. She moved to Casarano in the southeastern province of Lecce in 2012 to be with her Italian fiancé, who is now her husband. Although Jessica finds...
Elliot Rosenberg is an American expat living in Brazil. He lives in Rio de Janeiro and is the CEO and founder of Favela Experience, a travel company that helps provide authentic homestays and...
Lois is an American expat living in Poland. She moved to the western city of Poznan in 2011 when her husband was transferred there with his company. Although Lois finds the Polish bureaucracy and...
It might sound like the ending of a Hollywood film, but moving overseas to be with your significant other can be an isolating and distressing experience.  Cutting ties with your home country,...
Maryanne Gabanni is an American expat living in rural Egypt. She has lived in the country for many years and is therefore a veteran expat in Egypt. Maryanne owns and runs a farm that provides...
Asia is a Polish expat who initially moved to Kenya for an internship position in 2007. She now lives in Mombasa and has worked in the tourism and real estate industries over the past few years. Asia...
There is no denying that moving overseas is challenging, but for parents of children with special needs, relocating to a new country can seem impossible. Italy is not an ideal place for children with...
Zeynep is a Turkish expat who moved to Kenya with her husband and two children in 2012. They moved to the capital, Nairobi, due to her husband’s job. Although she misses the daily comforts of...
Polly Barks is an American expat living in Russia. She moved to Moscow in 2010 to work as an English teacher. Despite the traffic jams, cold weather and uninteresting food choices, she loves the...
Ersatz Expat is a Dutch-Irish expat currently living in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. She is a seasoned expat having spent time in Norway, Nigeria, Turkey, Venzuela and the UK. In here interview...
Nene Davies is writer and Welsh expat living in Brisbane. When Nene's husband was made redudant 11 years ago, the family transformed this obstacle into a opportunity and moved to Australia....
BombayJules is a British expat living in India. She moved to Mumbai with her husband when he was transferred there for work. She has made the most of her time in Mumbai as a “trailing spouse...
Jennifer Sikes is an American expat living in Brazil’s south eastern city of Belo Horizonte with her husband and dog. Jennifer loves living in a city that is largely unknown on the tourist or...
Beth is an American expat living in Hong Kong. She moved there with her fiancé, who is originally from Hong Kong. Now working as an English teacher, Beth enjoys the quality of life in Hong...
Finian Sedgwick is a Irish expat living in Ho Chi Minh City. In 2012 Finian traded the traquility of the Irish countryside for the vibrant Vietnamese capital. In his interview with Expat Arrivals,...
Northern Lad is a British expat who moved to Moscow in September 2012 for a job. He enjoys life in the city, which he says is full of pretty ladies, has plenty of sights to see and is generally a...
Kevin is an American expat living in Buenos Aires. He spent a year in the city studying abroad and when he left he realised that his time in Buenos Aires wasn't over. He returned a year...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Indonesia The Expat Arrivals Indonesia PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Czech Republic The Expat Arrivals Czech Republic PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Sweden The Expat Arrivals Sweden PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy  and convenient format....
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Bangkok The Expat Arrivals Bangkok PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format....
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Chile The Expat Arrivals Chile PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format. This...
Alexander Gorin is a British expat who moved to Saudi Arabia with his wife in 2012. They live in the city of Yanbu, on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast. Alexander understands Arabic and converted...
Jenny is a British expat living in France. She moved from Manchester to the north western department of Finistere, in the Brittany region, with her partner John in search of a different and easier...
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Gregory Grove is a South African expat living in Saudi Arabia. He teaches English at a school in the capital, Riyadh, having previously lived in the south western city of Al Baha. Although Gregory...
Maria is a Greek/German expat living in Lebanon. She moved to the capital, Beirut, in 2008 due to her husband’s job, which has seen them live in many different countries in recent years,...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Portugal The Expat Arrivals Portugal PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Italy The Expat Arrivals Italy PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format. This...
Pia is a Canadian expat who moved to Sweden in 2011 with her husband when he was offered a job there. They live in the rural area of Kungsbacka, not far from the south western city of Gothenburg....
Magda Osiejewicz  is a young Polish who moved to Cape Town about 2 years ago to purse an exciting internship opportunity. While Magda misses food from home she enjoys the great lifestyle on...
101 Reasons to Live Abroad and 100 Reasons Not To* is, as the title suggests, an examination of the pros and cons of moving overseas. Should you stay or should you go? Moving abroad is not a decision...
Living abroad is, among other things, an exciting opportunity to expose children to new ideas, languages and cultures. But there are particular challenges that expat families face when it comes to...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to the USA The Expat Arrivals USA PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format. This...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Switzerland The Expat Arrivals Switzerland PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient...
Each year thousands of people move overseas to experience expat life in a new country. Whether you choose to relocate for a lucrative job offer, to be closer to family, or simply for an adventure in...
Germans tend to be overly cautious, and healthcare in Germany reflects this fact. Generally, locals and expats report that this central European nation offers good primary health care, good hospitals...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Thailand The Expat Arrivals Thailand PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Brazil The Expat Arrivals Brazil PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format....
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Mexico The Expat Arrivals Mexico PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format....
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Argentina The Expat Arrivals Argentina PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy  and convenient...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to France The Expat Arrivals France PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format....
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Oman The Expat Arrivals Oman PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format. This...
Healthcare in the USA is really a mixed bag. On one hand, the USA represents some of the best medical research facilities in the world and on the other you will find underfunded practices.  ...
Doug Rice is an American expat who first came to Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Thirty years later, as a retiree, he found himself back in Ho Chi Minh City where he now lives for part of every...
Ronald Burnett is a British expat living in Paraguay. He initially moved to Paraguay as part of an international job posting, and as his wife is Paraguayan and they enjoy it there, they decided to...
Deirdre Appel is an American expat who relocated from New Jersey to Ho Chi Minh City in October 2012 with nothing but a single suitcase. She is now settled in the Vietnamese capital and working as an...
Fiona Gilston is a Scottish expat living in New Zealand. She moved to Christchurch in search of a change from her life in Scotland, and with no specific plans on where to settle, she met a Kiwi and...
Jorge Juarez is an Argentinian-born American who moved back to the country of his birth to find a better life. He now lives in Cordoba Capital and is studying to be an English translator. He loves...
Allyson is an American expat who moved to Kuwait with her husband in 2012, to take up a job at a local America School. In her interview with Expat Arrivals Allyson discusses her experiences of life...
Paul is a British expat living in China. He moved to Jinan, the capital of China’s eastern Shandong province, to immerse himself in a different culture and learn a new language. He supports his...
Meredith Salinas is an American expat who lived in Lagos with her husband and two children for three years. Although now back in the States, Meredith looks back on her expat life in Nigeria with...
Dan is an American chef who moved to Argentina to be with his spouse. He loves the European feel of Buenos Aires, where he lives, but misses the occasional New York City bagel.  About you Q:...
Matt is a Canadian expat living in Transylvania, Romania. He moved to Romania because of his job but was actually returning to the country of his birth. Matt loves life in the tranquil city of Cluj-...
Odessa is a Louisiana native living in Romania. She moved there in 2004 with her husband and three young children. Odessa wanted her children to grow up in Romania and learn the value of hard work...
Vina is an American expat living in Buenos Aires. She moved there to become an English teacher and liked it so much she stayed! Vina loves the slow pace of the city and the passionate people in it....
Jennifer Weaver is an American expat who moved to Zug Switzerland in 2012 with her husband and three children. Jen loves her host city of Zug and its family-friendly atmosphere. For her the key...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Bangalore The Expat Arrivals Bangalore PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Guangzhou The Expat Arrivals Guangzhou PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy  and convenient...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Los Angeles The Expat Arrivals Santiago PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Budapest The Expat Arrivals Budapest PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Santiago The Expat Arrivals Santiago PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy  and convenient...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to London The Expat Arrivals London PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy  and convenient format....
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Vienna The Expat Arrivals Vienna PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format....
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Washington DC The Expat Arrivals Washington DC PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Zurich The Expat Arrivals Zurich PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format....
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Munich The Expat Arrivals Munich PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy  and convenient format....
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Perth The Expat Arrivals Perth PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy  and convenient format....
Laura Keller is a German-American expat who moved to the Big Apple for a change of scenery after completing her Bachelor's degree in Germany. Laura has settled in well and says that the key...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Geneva The Expat Arrivals Geneva PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format....
Anne-Marie, an Australian expat, moved to New Jersey in 2010 with her husband and two kids.Having previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry, Anne-Marie is now turning her hand to writing about...
Grace Bantol is a Filipina expat living in the Czech Republic. Driven by ambition and her relentless search for “greener pastures,” she migrated to the United States for a job opportunity...
Kathryn Brewer is an Australian expat, who after living in China for four years, has decided to return to Australia. Here she shares her experiences of moving back to Australia and offers an...
Making the decision to take my dog from cold Scotland to the Middle East certainly was not an easy one and it wasn’t helped by the lack of information online; even my local vet wasn’t...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to New York City The newly released Expat Arrivals New York City PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Berlin The Expat Arrivals Berlin PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format....
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Istanbul The Expat Arrivals Istanbul PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy  and convenient...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Moscow The Expat Arrivals Moscow PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy  and convenient format....
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Canada The Expat Arrivals Canada PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy  and convenient format....
Kimbra is an American expat who moved to Kuala Lumpur with her husband when he was relocated for his job. Although Kimbra loves the diversity of the people, cultures and religions in Malaysia and the...
John is an Australian expatriate living in Bahrain. He works as a safety consultant for an oil company. He and his partner have adjusted well to the slower, relaxed pace of the island and enjoy...
John Krueger relocated with his family from the United States to Paris, France, when his wife was offered a job there. John is a stay-at-home dad who has thoroughly enjoyed helping his two children...
Steven Hermans is a Belgian expat living in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He moved to Almaty in July 2011 with his wife and is enjoying the good weather and outdoor lifestyle that Kazakhstan offers. You can...
Jessica Birardi is a US national who spent 10 years in New York before having a three and half year expat experience in Hong Kong. She has now returned to the New York and here she shares some of her...
Most people who move abroad with their company are offered relocation services by their HR department and these are typically outsourced a local relocation company in the destination. The relocation...
Michele Chan-Thomson is an American expat living in Malaysia. She moved from Austen, Texas, to the island of Penang with her husband and three children when he was transferred with his company....
Julie Fox is a British expat living in Portugal. Having previously lived in Tanzania and Venezuela, Julie is now settled in a tiny village in central Portugal, close to the city of Coimbra, where she...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Sydney The newly released Expat Arrivals Sydney PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Australia The Expat Arrivals Australia PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy  and convenient...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Rome The Expat Arrivals Rome PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format. This...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers The newly released Expat Arrivals Toronto PDF Guide 2012 provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers The newly released Expat Arrivals Vancouver PDF Guide 2012 provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers The Expat Arrivals Paris PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format.This fantastic...
Anna is a Russian expat who moved to Spain’s south eastern city of Alicante for an internship. Anna enjoyed the small-town feel of Alicante and the friendliness of the locals, who would invite...
Martina is a German expat living in Italy with her husband and three children. They moved to the northern city of Bologna because of her husband’s job. Despite the slow pace and constant...
Francesca is a British expat living in Australia. She moved to Sydney when her husband was transferred there with his company. Although she misses her family and friends and London fish and chips,...
A range of exciting destinations is open to those who wish to retire or work abroad. Before taking the plunge, it’s important to plan for the financial implications of moving overseas. One of...
Expat Arrivals produces comprehensive expat country and city guides in a user-friendly and printable PDF format. These guides are optimised for reading on iPads, Kindles and other tablet devices....
Singapore, a little Island off the tip of Malaysia, is a fairly new independent country, but has quickly grown to one of the world’s most prosperous; and expats from all over the globe have...
Situated in the south-eastern quarter of the Arabian peninsula, Oman is widely regarded as the friendliest Gulf state to work in. It's an extraordinarily beautiful county, with a diverse range of...
Nestled right next to the Chinese mother country, Hong Kong is a special administrative region of the Asian superpower; however, living here is a world away from the mainland. A financial powerhouse...
A Day in the Life of an Expat in China As I'm a teacher, Wednesday is when I start my week, and it ends on Sunday - as the weekend days are busy teaching days in China. I take Monday and Tuesday...
Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is located along the beautiful waters of the Arabian Gulf.  It is one of the richest cities in the world, is home to one of the world’s...
Sarah and John from the D family are Australian expats living in Indonesia. They moved to Jakarta with their 10-year-old daughter, Miss D, when John was transferred there with his company. Although...
Linda is a French expat of Algerian origin living in Italy. After ten years of living in England she decided to take a year off to follow her dream of becoming a writer and freelance journalist and...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Kuala Lumpur The Expat Arrivals Kuala Lumpur PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers The Expat Arrivals Malaysia PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy  and convenient format.This...
Comparing salaries always raises a few eyebrows, and a new survey conducted by the Middle Eastern magazine Gulf Business has certainly contributed to the water cooler gossip.    The survey...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers The newly released Expat Arrivals Barcelona PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format...
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The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Tokyo The Expat Arrivals Tokyo PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format. This...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers The newly released Expat Arrivals Shanghai PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format....
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The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers The Expat Arrivals Norway PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy  and convenient format. This...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers The newly released Expat Arrivals Oslo PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy  and convenient...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to South Africa The Expat Arrivals South Africa PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient...
Velvet is an Australian expat living in Qatar with her husband. They moved to Doha when she pursued a job opportunity as a Managing Editor of a publication. Despite the dust and the unpredictable...
Abi Nurser, a British expat now living in Tel Aviv, first visited Israel in July 2010 as a backpacker. She fell in love with an Israeli and then made the move to the Middle East. While Abi...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to India The Expat Arrivals India PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format.This...
Mariposa moved from Texas to Thailand along with her husband when he was relocated. There for four years, she enjoyed her time and has maintained close ties with the friends she made in Thailand...
Bex is a British expat who moved to Greece to learn a different culture. She has travelled to and lived and taught in various places around the globe, including Sri Lanka and Cambodia, and now finds...
Curriculum defines a school. People talk about IB World Schools, American and British international schools, IPC schools. The curriculum sets these schools apart from each other; attracting new...
Lisa Huang is a young, Taiwanese expat who moved to Cape Town, South Africa from Chicago two years ago to pursue a job opportunity. While she misses easy access to transport and the food that...
Amy is an English teacher in Suwon, South Korea, who originally hails from down south. Read her advice on how to choose a school in South Korea, read about what she misses about home, and find out...
It's been two years since Louise and Ben Taylor made their dream of moving from London to the Algarve a reality. Time enough to give proper consideration to whether or not it was a wise move, and...
An NIE number is a “Número de Identificación de Exrenajeros” i.e. a “foreigner’s identification number” in Spain. Expats moving to Spain need an NIE...
With its culture, history, language and deep-rooted love of food all readily waiting to be explored, Bangkok is a fantastic city to live in. But, it is also synonymous with culture shock and a vastly...
Heather is a Scottish expat living in Oman with her husband and German Shepard, Penny. They made the big move to Oman when her husband was offered a permanent position there. It didn’t take...
You can hardly open a magazine or newspaper these days without finding an article on the rise of China, so it’s not surprising the country attracts scores of expats looking to boost their...
Anyone who has holidayed in Italy will be familiar with the way the locals interact with tourists who speak Italian. While English is widely taught in schools, most Italians prefer not to speak it in...
There is a lot to consider when planning a move to a new country. It's not likely to be just a case of hopping on a plane and arriving there; a lot of preparation goes into planning a move abroad...
There are many reasons to move abroad, and whether you’re going because you’ve got a great taste for adventure, a career change or promotion, or finally living your dream, there are quite...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers The newly released Expat Arrivals Johannesburg PDF Guide 2012 provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient...
Originally from Austin, Texas, Zach Frohlich is an American expat living in Spain. He moved to Valencia three years ago with his wife, who is Spanish, to settle closer to her family. Zach has some...
There’s always the good and the bad when it comes to living abroad, and expat living in China is no exception. Cheap transport, well-priced food and comparatively low rental costs come hand in...
David is a Scottish expat living in Belgium. He divides his time between work in Brussels and weekends in Cheshire in England where his wife and child still live. While David enjoys the diversity and...
Ruth Benny is Head Girl of topschools.hk, a company dedicated to assisting parents secure places for their children in top schools in Hong Kong. Originally from the UK, Ruth has lived in Hong Kong...
Harjyot Malhotra has a Masters Degree in Clinical and Counselling Psychology and has worked in some of the top international schools in India. Until June 2012 she headed the Learning Support...
Selina moved from the UK to Norway on a university exchange programme and stayed to teach at an international school in Bergen. She's loving just about everything in her new hometown. Read her...
After spending yearly holidays in Norway, Laura and her Norwegian husband finally made the move from the hustle and bustle of New York City to a small town just outside Oslo. The kids are settling in...
In South Korea, ESL teachers usually head for the bigger centres like Seoul or Busan. But what’s it like living and working in the South Korean countryside? Sally Bucey explains… I...
Jenna came to Busan in early 2010 to teach English, and started blogging as a way to keep her family and friends up to date while she did so. She's since fallen in love with blogging, and in 2012...
Lisa Sadleir is a British expat who has been living in Spain for the past 20 years. She lives just outside Mijas Pueblo, in the Malaga province, with her husband and two children, who were both born...
Evelyn moved from rural Kentucky to Norway after a penpal romance blossomed into love and marriage. She's loving the scenery and clean, crisp air in Skien, where she's settled with her...
Ben graduated with a business degree and decided to get his work experience out in the big wide world before settling into an entry-level job back home in the States. Eight years, many trips back...
Jay is a teacher who left Canada with her husband, who works in the oil and gas industry, to live in Gabon, West Africa for two years before moving once more to Stavanger, Norway. Although she misses...
Sarah Ager is a British expat living in Italy. She moved there because she fell in love, both with the country and a man, and now lives in Bologna, working as an English teacher. Sarah enjoys sharing...
Sima Oehlers is the co-founder of CityApartmentsIstanbul, a business operating in London and Istanbul, and specialising in brokering long-term rental accommodation in Istanbul. Here she shares...
Maggie is an ESL teacher in Seoul, South Korea, who travelled to the country to teach and to play and coach rugby. She's had a hard time finding some Western hair products, but otherwise is...
Diane is an American expat from New Jersey, USA. She has spent the last decade as a serial expat - first studying in Berlin and Amsterdam, and finally settling with her Welsh husband in Wellington,...
After finishing university, Georgia moved to Shanghai to complete a month-long internship, but fell in love with the city and stayed on. She teaches English, enjoys the clean, safe, efficient public...
David Gardner is a registered Financial Advisor and expat living in Singapore. Having previously worked with the Lloyds Banking Group in London, he now works for the Henley Group, a financial...
Amanda's love of travel began with a trip abroad when she was just 12, blossomed into full-blown wanderlust when she worked as an au pair in Rome, and after a brief and ill-advised stint at a 9-5...
Andrew is a Welsh expat living and working as an English teacher in Jubail, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Although Andrew finds Jubail to be a diverse and friendly city, he found adjusting...
Gregor Stalinski is a Polish expat who has been living in Sweden since 1985. Though the winters can be cold and dark, Gregor thinks there are few cities in the world that can rival summer in...
Deva, like many a South African expat in South Korea, moved to the country to teach English and in the process pay off her student loans. A former journalism student, she chronicles her trials and...
Jen and her fiancé, Andrew, spent a year teaching English in South Korea before heading off for a change of scenery teaching English in Taiwan. What with Taipei's excellent public...
Jordan is an American expat who moved to Shanghai with her parents when her dad was relocated by his company. She misses being able to get around easily and having friends close by like it was back...
Matt and Andrea are from Washington State, USA. The couple landed in South Korea just three months after their wedding to teach English in a small town just outside of Seoul. Despite missing Western...
Michele Vincenti is an Italian expat living in Canada. He moved to Vancouver with his wife and young child in 1995 in search of a better quality of life. Although he misses good Italian food, he...
Jo Toumazou originally from London, UK moved to Australia five months on a working-holiday visa. While she misses her family, friends and a decent cup of English tea, she has adjusted well to her new...
Jo Toumazou, originally from London in the UK, moved to Australia five months ago on a working-holiday visa. While she misses her family, friends and a decent cup of English tea, she has adjusted...
Harini and Eric are an expat couple living in the Netherlands. They moved to Amsterdam because they wanted to live in Europe. They find Amsterdam a very easy city to live in, and enjoy documenting...
Rajeev Kalita is an Indian expat living in Kenya. He moved to the town of Kisumu to pursue a career as a Branch Sales Manager for Crown Paints Kenya Ltd. He enjoys the calm and peaceful nature of...
Wendy is a British expat who has moved home with her family several times in the last decade. Over the years she has kept a number of blogs about her experiences, the latest if which is Wellington...
Yolande Campbell, is originally from Singapore but spent two years in Oxford before relocating to Frankfurt with her husband. She loves the simplicity of getting around Frankfurt on public...
Amanda Wood is a Canadian expat living in Sweden. She moved from Vancouver to Stockholm in 2009 after meeting and falling in love with a Swede. Although the initial adjustment to life in Sweden was...
I came to Canada 19 years ago from Italy. I was attracted to the country because of the multicultural society that it represents. Still today, a new census has revealed Canada’s population of...
Andy, a South African expat, left the corporate world in search of new adventure in the East. He wound up teaching English in South Korea, where he was impressed with the healthcare, low cost of...
Clare Bugden is a South African expat living in Dubai. She works in the travel industry and moved to the emirate to pursue a new job. Clare enjoys the quality of life in Dubai and the fact that the...
Ellen P, originally from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, moved to Cape Town with her South African husband almost three years ago after spending some time in London. While she acknowledges that there...
Expats moving to Taiwan should expect some level of culture shock when it comes to the business culture in Taiwan, although in other areas of Taiwanese culture, the country looks to the West more...
India, from California in the USA, travelled to Taiwan to teach English and stayed for two years while maintaining a blog, Taiwandering, about her experiences. Read India's advice about the best...
Marianne Makdisi, originally from the UK moved to Dubai four years ago with her husband and two children. Despite the extreme climate and chaotic road traffic, Marianne is enjoying her life as expat...
A guide to the world's best international schools Finding the right school for your child is one of the primary concerns for families when moving to a new city. Our guides aim to...
Leo Reuter, originally from the UK, moved to Singapore 24 years ago to build a career in the banking sector. Having experienced life in Buenos Aires, Madrid and Barcelona he considers himself a...
Lestina Slocum is a retired American police officer who moved to the Egyptian resort town of Hurghada nine years ago. She loves the relaxed lifestyle, including the snorkelling, shopping and dining...
Patty is an American expat who moved to Spain 10 years ago. While she misses her family and friends back in America, she now considers Barcelona home. She believes that the key to truly enjoying...
Natalie is a British expat who moved to Ontario, Canada, with her husband and two children for better opportunities for the family. Although she misses her family and friends back home, she is...
By Chris Banducci If you’re considering a move to Taiwan and like me you’re disabled, you may be interested in healthcare in Taiwan, from how it works to what kind of care to expect. I...
Ryan and Neil are two expats who live and work in Taipei - between them, they have ten years' expat experience of the city. Ryan, originally from Toronto, is a freelance editor, writer and...
Jimmy is a self-proclaimed country boy who followed his sweetheart to New Zealand from North Carolina. The sweetheart left but he found a new love: the city of Auckland itself. Read all about his...
Bruce is a retired American expat living in Bali. He moved to Indonesia in search of something different and has now been living on the island for about 23 years. Although he misses Chicago hot dogs...
Ray is a Canadian expat of Chinese origin who is living in Stockholm as part of a Canadian Youth Exchange Program with Sweden. He is a seasoned expat, having lived in Australia before making the big...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers The Expat Arrivals Mumbai PDF Guide 2012 provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format.This...
When travelling abroad, we naturally have a tendency to relax and take a step back from our lives back home. After all, isn’t that the point of travelling? Whether you are an expatriate or a...
Dana is a Romanian expat living in Amsterdam. She initially moved to the Netherlands when her partner got a job in Amsterdam. Two years down the line they are enjoying the city, apart from the non-...
I was speaking recently to a couple who arrived in Delhi just under a month ago and realised how much my husband and I have learned during 10 years of living here. They will be living near us,...
Christy Fisher is an American expat living in Paphos. She moved to Cyprus with her husband when he got a job as a brewer at a new microbrewery on the island. Although she enjoys the sunshine and...
Despite the current economic situation in Italy, the need for English doesn't appear to be in decline. So despite the fact that many Italians seem to be suffering from the lack of employment...
Mathilde is a French expat living in Mumbai. She first came to India as a manager of a French boutique hotel and is now a relocation specialist and partner in MD Relocation and Consultancy, helping...
Doris is a French expat who has been living in Delhi for the past nine years, and thinks India is a wonderful place to be. She works as a relocation specialist and is a partner in MD Relocation and...
Adrienne was born in Taiwan but raised in California. She moved with her family back to Taiwan four years ago and is now studying at the American International School. Her life is a lot like that of...
Amy is a British expat who moved to Torremaggiore in the Puglia region of southern Italy to take up a post teaching English at a private language school. Besides her three colleagues there is not...
Sarai is an American artist who is married to a Chilean man and living in Puento Alto, at the foot of the Andes, with their five children. Sarai absolutely loves Chile, is excited about the future,...
From finding a new home and choosing schools, to packing up and moving house, there are so many things to consider when moving abroad that many people overlook some important tax considerations. With...
Rakhee is an Australian expat of Indian origin. She moved to India for a life change, and after nine months backpacking around the country, decided to settle in Mumbai. She enjoys the cosmopolitan...
Helen is an Australian expat living in Doha with her husband, Kim, and their little Maltese dog, Suzie. Having lived in Dubai before moving to Qatar, Helen admits that she enjoys life in Qatar more...
Having previously lived in Shanghai, China, J H is a seasoned British expat now living in Singapore. Unlike many expats in Singapore, she came to the city during the recession and not for a glamorous...
There are often things one wishes they knew before they moved to a new country. With a touch of humour and a hint of hindsight, Tracey Chalmers, a British expat living in the Netherlands, shares some...
With constant changes and requirements, expatriate taxes can be confusing to say the least. What forms do you file? Who has to file? When do you file? Navigating these crazy waters requires time,...
Pruma is an Indian national who has lived in the States for many years and recently decided to return to India. Now living between Hyderabad and Bangalore with her husband and young son, she shares...
Tina Li has been working in the expat housing and relocation services field in China for over 13 years, and is currently a partner at Greenpath Relocation and Real Estate Services in Beijing. Here...
Originally from New Delhi, Nidhi is an Indian expat living in Jakarta with her husband and enjoying a new phase of life. After a few initial drifts, she is now very well settled in Indonesia, and...
Anna Nicholas is a British expat who has lived on the island of Mallorca with her husband and son for the past 11 years. She is the author of several humorous books based on her own experiences of...
Tracey is a British expat living in Breda with her husband, aka Mr Sunshine, and their beloved Tibetan terrier, Alfie. She shares her expat experiences with a touch of humour and offers some great...
If there's anyone who knows that guidebooks can only tell you so much about a city, its globetrotting author Jeremy Holland. Born in California but with an upbringing in Saudi Arabia, the...
How does the IRS go about finding you - an American expatriate - when you have not filed your US income taxes and what are the potentially debilitating results?    Living abroad for most of...
Jeremy Holland is an American expat from California who is now living in the Netherlands. Having previously lived in Barcelona with his Spanish wife and their daughter, they now call Oudorp their...
Stephen Patriarca is a retired headmaster from Britain who has been living in Austria for the past four years. Living in Vienna, he enjoys the cultural life and internationalism of the city, as well...
Corinne is an American expat who originally moved from California to Lund to complete her Masters degree. She now works in the capital, Stockholm, and loves the beauty that surrounds her and the...
International School of London, Qatar From the desert plains of Saudi Arabia to metropolis cities of the United Arab Emirates, the Middle East has a lot to offer to holiday makers. In recent...
Edward Chetwynd-Talbot is a British expat who is currently living in Amsterdam with his wife and children. Having lived in many countries around the world, including in Asia, Europe and the US, here...
Meghan Fenn is an American expat living in Britain, and the author of Bringing Up Brits: Expat Parents Raising Cross-Cultural Kids in Britain. Here she offers her take on the British schooling...
Mrs Dubai is a seasoned expat in the UAE, having lived in Dubai for the past 14 years. Originally from the UK, she came to the emirate with her husband in search of a better quality of life. They...
This anonymous Irish expat is living and studying in Vienna. With her finger on the cultural pulse, she is studying the violin at the University of Music and Performing Arts and enjoying meeting many...
Srinath Sethuraman is an Indian expat who lived in Johannesburg, South Africa for two years to work in the IT industry. He found it an easy transition because of Johannesburg's large Indian expat...
Kevin is an American expat who has been living and working in Dublin for the past four years. Although he misses his family back in the States, the locals, friendly people, culture and scenery are...
INTRODUCTION   Singapore is quickly becoming a vibrant, multi-cultural society. The city-state has a population of just over 5 million, about 100,000 of which are expatriates. This cosmopolitan...
Address: PO Box 126260, Al Barsha South, Dubai, UAE Website: www.gemsworldacademy-dubai.com Email: info_gwa@gemsedu.com Telephone: +971 4 373 6373 Gender: Co-educational Teaching language: English...
Address: PO Box 38058, The Gardens, Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE Website: www.thewinchesterschool.com Email: secretary@winchester.sch.ae or info_win@gemsedu.com Telephone: +971 4 8820444 Gender: Co-...
Address: P.O. Box 27016, Dubai, UAE Website: www.gemsws-ghusais.com   Email: westmnst@emirates.net.ae Telephone: +971 4 298 8333 Gender: Co-educational Teaching language: English Curriculum:...
Address: PO Box 121310, Dubai, UAE Website: www.royaldubaischool.com Email: s.rudolph_rds@gemsedu.com   Telephone: +971 4 288 6499 Gender: Co-educational Teaching language: English Curriculum:...
Address: PO Box 74856, Dubai, UAE Website: www.gemsjc.com Email: info_jcd@gemsedu.com Telephone: +971 (0)4 395 5524 Gender: Co-educational Teaching language: English Curriculum: National Curriculum...
Address: P.O. Box 32446, Dubai, UAE Website: www.gemsmillenniumschool.com Email: the2ksch@emirates.net.ae   Telephone: +971 4 298 8567 Gender: Co-educational Teaching language: English...
Address: PO Box 60835, Dubai, UAE Website: www.gemscis-dubai.com Email: info_cis@gemsedu.com Telephone: + 971 4 282 4646 Gender: Co-educational Teaching language: English   Background CIS-...
Address: P.O. Box 300331, Dubai, UAE Website: www.reptondubai.org Email: info@reptondubai.org Telephone: (+971) 4 426 9393 Gender: Co-educational Teaching language: English Curriculum: National...
Address: P.O. Box 24857, Dubai, UAE Website: www.risdubai.com Email: info@risdubai.com Telephone: +971 (0) 4 360 8830 Gender: Co-educational Teaching language: English Curriculum: National...
Address: PO Box 122900, Dubai, UAE Website: www.rafflesis.com Email: info@rafflesis.com Tel: South Campus: +971 (0) 4 4271200, West Campus: +971 (0) 4 4271351/52 Gender: Co-educational Teaching...
Jenni is originally from Melbourne, Australia, and has been living and working in Berlin for the past five years. Although Germany is such a huge distance from her home country and family, in this...
Address: PO Box 24942, Dubai, UAE Website: www.jess.sch.ae Email: jess@jess.sch.ae Telephone: +971 (0) 4 394 5515 Gender: Co-educational Teaching language: English Curriculum: National Curriculum...
Address: PO Box 11812, Dubai, UAE Website: www.englishcollege.ac.ae Email: admissions@englishcollege.ac.ae Tel: +971 (0)4 394 3465 Gender: Co-educational Curriculum: National Curriculum for England...
Planning a wedding can be a challenge at the best of times, but when it’s in a foreign country, away from friends and family and most of what you are familiar with, it can be an even greater...
Niamh is an Irish woman who has been living in Brazil for the past two and a half years. She is married to a Brazilian and they call Rio de Janeiro their home. Having grown up in Galway, on the west...
Teaching English as a second language is still one of the most popular sources of income for expats living in Taiwan. Knowing the English language is becoming a necessity for Taiwanese people....
Being a parent is challenging enough, but for those raising their children in a country that is foreign to them, a whole new level of difficulty is introduced. Meghan Peterson Fenn is an American who...
Meghan is an American expat who has been living in the UK for the past eleven years. She is married to a British man and they live in Worthing with their three children. Meghan is the author of a...
Murphy is an American expat living in Buenos Aires. Having initially moved to the city to study, he has been living and working in Buenos Aires for the past six years. He loves the mix of Latin...
ACG International School is a kindergarten to Grade 12 IB World School in Ho Chi Minh City. We caught up with principal John Burns to tell us more. Q: Tell us about your school. When was it founded...
Ernesto is a Mexican expat who is living in Italy’s capital, Rome. Having previously studied in Milan, he recently returned to Italy to work for a mobile marketing company where he is...
Vice-Principal of the International American School of Warsaw, Christopher Uden, sheds some light on the international school selection process for expat parents moving to Poland in this exclusive...
Address: Dover Campus: 1207 Dover Road, Singapore 139654 East Campus: 1 Tampines Street, 73 Singapore 528704 Website: www.uwcsea.edu.sg   Email: admissions@uwcsea.edu.sg Telephone: +(65) 6775...
Berthe is a Dutch expat who moved to Thailand’s island of Phuket with her boyfriend. Having travelled to Thailand a number of times, they loved it so much they decided to move there. Berthe...
Victoria is a British expat who moved to Qatar with her husband when he got a job in the aviation sector in Doha. They have been in Qatar for over three years now, and despite missing the green of...
Elisa is an Australian expat who initially moved to Tuscany for a year, and fell in love with and married an Italian man. They live in the town of Manciano in the beautiful Tuscany region. A...
Every day we get questions about the expat tax rules and are always amazed how each situation we tackle is always a little different. Here are some quick answers to some common questions that should...
Lindsey moved to India as the "trailing spouse" when her husband got a job in Mumbai. Three years later, despite the cultural adjustments, life has been an adventure and she does not regret...
Many expats living in Australia have in recent years been able to make use of the Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA) fringe benefit. This benefit was basically a tax-free allowance for any...
Expat Arrivals has interviewed dozens of expats on their experiences living abroad. These fascinating first-hand accounts provide a window into expat life overseas, and make for incredibly useful...
John is an Australian who moved to Oman with his wife to pursue a job with an oil company. While he finds the lifestyle quite different from home, he has approached life in Oman with a sense of...
Britt is a Dutch expat who moved to Indonesia to join her Indonesian husband. Six months later, she still loves the food, climate and dynamic culture in Jakarta. Britt has two great blogs about...
Erica is a South African who moved to Saudi Arabia in 2009 to pursue a job at a new university of technology just outside the coastal city of Jeddah. Nearly three years on she is having fun, and has...
Third Culture Kids and Global Nomads are terms that have gained much prominence in the expat world in recent years. These kids, who live globally and spend a significant time outside of their home...
Samantha Ley is an American who moved to Germany with her husband when he received a post at the university in Bielefeld, a small cosy town in the Ostwestfalen-Lippe Region. She teaches English and...
As a mother of two expatriate teenagers, I was very curious about “Expat Teens Talk”. Dr Lisa Pittman and Diana Smit, by writing this book, have filled a gap in the market.   ...
Address: P.O. Box 79043, Dubai, UAE Website: www.disdubai.ae Email: registrar@disdubai.ae Telephone: (+971) 4 232 5552 Fax: (+971) 4 232 5151 Gender: Co-educational Teaching language: English School...
Address: P.O. Box 53663, Dubai, UAE Website: www.gemsmhs.com Email: contactus@modernhighschool.com Telephone: (+971) 4 326 3339 Fax: (+971) 4 326 3402 Gender: Co-educational Teaching language:...
Website: www.bradentonprepdubai.com Email: dubaicampus@bradentonprepdubai.com Telephone: (+971) 4 449 3600 Fax: (+971) 4 449 3670 Gender: Co-educational Teaching language: English School hours: Pre-...
Address: P.O. Box 32762, Al Barsha, Dubai, UAE Website: www.gemsaa-dubai.com/home.php Email: Communication_daa@gemsedu.com   Telephone: (+971) 4 347 9222 Fax: (+971) 4 347 6070 Gender: Co-...
Address: P.O. Box 37486, Dubai, UAE Website: www.wellingtoninternationalschool.com Email: reception_wis@gemsedu.com   Telephone: (+971) 4 348 4999 Fax: (+971) 4 348 6595 Gender: Co-educational...
Address: P.O. Box 6446, Dubai, UAE Website: www.eischools.ae Email: mail@eischools.ae   Telephone: (+971) 4 348 9804 Fax: (+971) 4 348 2813 Gender: Co-educational Teaching language: English...
Address: P.O. Box 2002, Dubai, UAE Website: www.dessdubai.com Email: dess@dessdubai.com   Telephone: (+971) 4 337 1457 Fax: (+971) 4 337 8932 Gender: Co-educational Teaching language: English...
Address: P.O. Box 37828, Springs 3, Emirates Hills, Dubai, UAE Website: www.dubaibritishschool.ae Email: General: reception@dubaibritishschool.ae; Admissions: admissions@dubaibritishschool.ae...
Address: P.O. Box 71188, Dubai, UAE Website: www.asdubai.org Email: registrar@asdubai.org Telephone: (+971) 4 395 0005 Fax: (+971) 4 395 0007 Gender: Co-educational Teaching Language: English School...
Address: P.O. Box 837, Dubai, UAE Website: www.dubaicollege.org Email: General: dubcoll@emirates.net.ae  Admissions: admissions@dubaicollege.org   Telephone: (+971) 4 399 9111 Fax: (+971)...
Before leaving London to start our new life in Jakarta, I tried to prepare myself for the culture shock as much as possible by reading anything that I could find on the Internet that would give me...
  Tamsin is a Brtish expat who fell in love with and married a Chilean man. They now live in the Chilean capital, Santiago, with their two children. Don't miss her blog amammainchile.com...
Tania is a Canadian university professor who is married to a Saudi businessman. They divide their time between Vancouver in Canada and the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Being married to a local, the...
Daniel Swartz has lived in Hungary since 1990. He is polymath, working as an environmental activist and facilitator, writer, translator, bookseller and concert promoter. He studied international...
Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country governed by a strict interpretation of Sharia law. This governs virtually all facets of life, with customs and traditions in Saudi based on the tenets mentioned in...
Raymond Hee Kwok Keong is a 35 year-old expat from Malaysia living and working in Hong Kong. He has been here for the past four years. Raymond is a medical doctor by training but not by profession....
Monica Dascal is a Romanian who was looking for a travelling career and ended up finding it in Abu Dhabi. She met her husband there after just three months of living in the emirate. Six years later,...
Liene Kukainis is an expatriate from the United States living with her family in central France. After earning a degree in forestry and working as a wildland firefighter in the US, she is...
Address: P.O. Box 128484, Abu Dhabi, UAE Website: www.almushrif.sch.ae Email: reception@almushrif.sch.ae Telephone: (+971) 2 813 2200 Fax: (+971) 2 813 2233 Gender: Co-educational Teaching language...
Address: P.O. Box 42114, Abu Dhabi, UAE Website: http://acs.sch.ae/acsvipers Email: acs@acs.sch.ae Telephone: (+971) 2 681 5115 Fax: (+971) 2 681 6006 Gender: Co-educational Teaching language:...
Address: P.O. Box 110273, Abu Dhabi, UAE Website: www.gemsworldacademy-abudhabi.com Email: info_waa@gemsedu.com Telephone: (+971) 2 641 6333 Fax: (+971) 2 642 8803 Gender: Co-educational Teaching...
Address: P.O. Box 4001, Abu Dhabi, UAE Website: www.britishschool.sch.ae Email: principal@britishschool.sch.ae or registrar@britishschool.sch.ae (admissions) Telephone: (+971) 2 446 2280 Fax: (+971...
Address: P.O. Box 129444, Abu Dhabi, UAE Website: www.brightoncollegeabudhabi.net Email: General: info@brightoncollege.ae; Admissions: admissions@brightoncollege.ae Telephone: Admissions: (+971) 2...
Address: PO Box 5992 Abu Dhabi, UAE Website: www.aisa.sch.ae Email: admissions@aisa.sch.ae Telephone: (+971) 2 444 4333 Fax: (+971) 2 444 4005 Gender: Co-educational in elementary and gender-...
Address: P.O. Box 8607, Abu Dhabi, UAE Website: www.gemsaa-abudhabi.com Email: General: info_gaa@gemsedu.com, Admissions: registrar_gaa@gemsedu.com Telephone: (+971) 2 557 4880 Fax: (+971) 2 557...
Address: P.O. Box 128484, Abu Dhabi, UAE Website: www.almunaprimary.sch.ae Email: reception@almunaprimary.sch.ae Telephone: (+971) 2 501 4777 Fax: (+971) 2 631 9490 Gender: Co-educational Teaching...
Address: P.O. Box 128484, Abu Dhabi, UAE Website: www.albateen.sch.ae Email: reception@albateen.sch.ae Telephone: (+971) 2 813 2000 Fax: (+971) 2 813 2033 Gender: Co-educational Teaching Language:...
Address: P.O. Box 27161, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Website: www.agsgrmmr.sch.ae Email: agsadmin@agsgrmmr.sch.ae Telephone: (+971) 2 644 4703 Fax: (+971) 2 645 4703 Gender: Co-educational Teaching language:...
Address: P.O. Box 25898, Abu Dhabi, UAE Web site: www.aisuae.com Email: aisem@emirates.net.ae Telephone: (+971) 2 443 4433 Fax: (+971) 2 443 6052 Gender: Co-educational Teaching language: English...
Address: P.O. Box 27602, Abu Dhabi, UAE Website: www.gemscis-abudhabi.com Email: tchsauh@emirates.net.ae Telephone: (+ 971) 2 552 1621 Fax: (+ 971) 2 552 1622 Gender: Co-educational...
Mailing address: P.O. Box 60968, Abu Dhabi, UAE Physical address: Al Ain Road E22, Abu Dhabi Website: www.bisabudhabi.com Email: admissions@bisad.ae Telephone: (+971) 2 510 0101 Fax: (+971) 2 586...
When I made the great leap to start a business in China from the UK, it soon dawned on me that to do business well in China, you need to “be Chinese”. By this, I don’t...
The question of what school your child will attend in a new country is one that many expats have to face. Having been to an international school and having many friends who went to both local and...
Cheryl Esteban is a Filipina living and working in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Needing a change of scenery and seeking to  escape the boring routine of life, she decided to find a job...
If you are immigrating to the UK to live and work, you will be learning a lot of new day-to-day tasks: you may be driving on the other side of the road, speaking another language and, certainly,...
All foreign nationals who wish to work in Israel must first apply for an Israel work permit, the B-1 visa. Obtaining a work visa in Israel is no walk in the park, you will need to be patient,...
ASIA Choose your destination Afghanistan Azerbaijan Brunei China: Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai Hong Kong India: Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore Indonesia: Jakarta Japan: Tokyo, Osaka Kazakhstan...
Australasia AUSTRALIA: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth NEW ZEALAND: Auckland, Christchurch FIJI Moving to Australasia While moving to Australasia, an area comprised of Australia,...
EUROPE Choose your destination Albania Austria: Vienna Belarus Belgium: Brussels Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France: Paris,...
AFRICA Choose your destination Angola: Luanda Botswana Democratic Republic of Congo Egypt Gambia Ghana Kenya: Nairobi, Mombasa Libya Malawi Morocco Mozambique Nigeria: Lagos, Abuja...
Adventurous activities, pristine beaches, and thriving nightlife are just a few attractions that lure backpackers to Australia, but whether your plan is to spend one month or one year in the country...
After battling with piles of paperwork, one expat lives to tell the tale of dealing with ‘tramites’ in Argentina   I am currently working on obtaining permanent residency in...
THE MIDDLE EAST Bahrain Iran Israel Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Oman Qatar: Doha Saudi Arabia: Riyadh, Jeddah, Eastern Province Syria Turkey: Istanbul United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai...
THE AMERICAS & THE CARIBBEAN Choose your destination Argentina: Buenos Aires The Bahamas Barbados Belize Bolivia Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo Canada: Calgary, Montreal,...
by Garret Horwitz, living in Tauranga We have been living in New Zealand for 18 years now. It has been wonderful and frightening, glorious and lonely, home and so damn far away from anywhere else....
Advice from a Spanish teacher and her students by Sandra Gonet Learning the language of the country in which you choose to live can be difficult but is not impossible. Usually, expats start studying...
Managing your day-to-day finances is a skill you will spend most of your adult life perfecting, but throw another country, another culture and another unique economy into the mix and it can feel like...
Jack and Liam, a gay couple, are fed up with working life conditions in London and so decide to move to Turkey. Apart from the regular challenges that expats normally face in relocation, the two...
Steve T, an American expat living in Argentina, finds life in pastoral Patagonia simple but rich. After eight years of extended visits, he finally bit the bullet and relocated permanently in 2011,...
My name is Carsten and I am a German citizen, currently 21 years old. After graduating from German High School I decided to apply to the weltwärts program of the German Ministry of Economic...
Marcus left life in the States to return to his rural roots in Victoria, Australia – wife and toddler in tow. Though repatriation after over a decade abroad can be difficult, past connections...
Jenny, a British expat living in Oman, paints a picture of Muscat lovely enough to leave you looking for flights and scouring the job ads. She sheds some light on this Middle Eastern Los Angeles,...
Transferring money abroad from the UK, and spending your precious pounds in another country has never been easier, but at the detriment of being no less expensive.    In fact, a recent...
Buying a property Madrid is quite different from the typical process of house buying in Spain, which for many expats means purchasing something quaint and endearing on the coast.    For one...
Cristy Eubanks-Williams is an American wife and mother from Virginia. She's been married to her husband for 16+ years and has two awesome teenagers. In December of 2010, she quit her job of...
With expats embarking on an increasing numbers of short term international assignments, the challenge of addressing fragmented healthcare has become especially evident.   Relocation medical...
By David Erhardt of STM Group What is domicile, why does it matter? Do you know the difference between domicile and residency? If you’re an expat working and living in the UAE, you should....
The South of France has historically been a popular vacation and retirement destination for sun-starved Brits looking to escape harsh English winters. Every summer hundreds of thousands of people...
The state of  healthcare in Kenya has deteriorated dramatically over the course of the last few decades, and it’s recommended expats take out private international health insurance to...
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The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Vietnam The Expat Arrivals Vietnam PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format.This...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to the Netherlands The Expat Arrivals Netherlands PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Japan The Expat Arrivals Japan PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format.This...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to China The Expat Arrivals China PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format.This...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers The newly released Expat Arrivals Cape Town PDF Guide 2012 provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers The newly released Expat Arrivals Calgary PDF Guide 2012 provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Belgium The Expat Arrivals Belgium PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format.This...
Every visitor to Paris brings with them such a weight of expectation that the city can only fail to live up to it. After all, through little active encouragement of its inhabitants, Paris is the...
OB, an English woman living in Oman, left the UK looking for a little extra tax-free cash and an ounce of excitement, what she found was love and a big, bad culture barrier that needed overcoming....
Expats moving to Saudi Arabia will almost certainly have solidified a job, negotiated their contract and squared away salary logistics prior to arrival; and in the majority of instances, foreigners...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers The newly released Expat Arrivals Melbourne PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy  and convenient...
Stephanie Dutcher, an American living in Austria, moved to the small mountain city of Innsbruck to master the German language while her husband lectures at the local university. Though only a few...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Turkey The Expat Arrivals Turkey PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format....
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Spain The Expat Arrivals Spain PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy  and convenient format....
Al Ain – whose name translates to 'the spring', and which is also known as 'the Garden City' for its surprising greenery – is the second largest city in the emirate of Abu...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to South Korea The Expat Arrivals South Korea PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy  and convenient...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Singapore The Expat Arrivals Singapore PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Russia The Expat Arrivals Russia PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format....
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers The newly released Expat Arrivals Delhi PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Houston The Expat Arrivals Houston PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy    and convenient...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Hong Kong The Expat Arrivals Hong Kong PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient...
Author and tour guide David Downie is a San Franciscan who moved to Paris in the 1980s and divides his time between France and Italy. His travel, food and arts features have appeared in over 50...
Laurent Fontaine, a French expat living in Moscow, has been a Russophile even before he could grow hair on his chest. Now all grown up and graduated, he’s capitalised on his love affair, and...
Francois Roux was born and raised in France but has been living overseas for the past 7 years. He completed his Engineering degree at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) in 2004 as a...
Paris-based writer Anne Marsella is the author of the award-winning collection of short stories, "The Lost and Found and Other Stories" and the novels "Remedy", "The...
Tonia Warren moved to Melbourne on her 20th birthday nine years ago. Now a dual American/Australian citizen, she visits America about every two years. After 7 years together, she and her Australian...
The life of an expatriate can often be very busy. You may have a number of different interests in a number of different countries - properties at home, work in your new country, children studying...
Expat salaries in the Middle East : How much will I earn?   Over the last couple of decades a huge amount of expats have relocated to the Middle East, drawn there primarily by the promise of tax...
by David Erhardt of STM Group Are you an expat in Dubai, looking to boost your retirement benefits at the same time as reducing your tax liabilities? QNUPS could be the answer. Did you know that...
  Students are drawn to study abroad in Seville for any number of reasons. This city is the prototype of romantic Spain: it’s got flamenco, a Mediterranean climate and a common respect...
Expat life in Qatar, as in all other countries, can initially be accompanied by a sense of isolation and loneliness. Weight gain and non-activity are normal during the first year or so as you learn...
This is a brief immigration guide for individuals and families who wish to call Canada their new home. We hope that at the end of this guide, we will be able to say “welcome!” or “...
If you are a new expat living in Canada, congratulations and welcome! You have successfully taken the biggest step towards starting a new life in this wonderful country. Let us now give you a few...
by Jamie Sarner, Toronto Realtor and ExpatArrivals Canada Expert. For an expat that has recently moved to Canada, the issue of whether to rent or buy is a  fight of ideologies and wallets....
Rachel Harris is an English Teacher from Plymouth, England now living in Zaragoza, Spain. Rachel has also also lived in London, the USA, Japan, and South Korea. She teaches at a University in...
For many aspiring expats and emigrees, buying a property in Spain represents a dream that will provide them with either the perfect holiday home or a new life in a country justifiably famous for its...
While Singapore’s culinary scene has certainly matured over the last few years, the addition of Michelin star restaurants and celebrity chefs hasn’t stamped out the stove fires that...
Rory, a Canadian living in Budapest, was wooed by the city’s brilliant balancing act, a phenomenon that places equal emphasis on the post-communist kitsch and the capitalist West. He’s...
Aisha Ashraf and her husband first thought about moving to Canada in January 2010. "We've never been the type to let opportunities pass us by, so, when Canada made an offer, six months later...
by Aisha Ashraf, resident Expert for Canada. …Rising from a deep curtsey, “Pleased to meet you Ma’am, and haven’t we been lucky with the weather for your Garden Party...
Aubree Keys moved from Denver, Colorado to Australia in April, 2011.  She and her husband will be living in the Melbourne area for a few years, and you can read about their adventures at http://...
After starting a business in Mexico and running it for 10 years, you’d think you’d be an expert, but I'm afraid myself and my husband, Kim, still feel like beginners. We live in the...
Before moving to Singapore, I heard horror stories about the healthcare available. Understandably then, it was a big surprise to find wonderful and very capable doctors upon arrival. Not to mention...
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The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Qatar The Expat Arrivals Qatar PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format. This...
Gillian Chu, a third culture kid raised in Canada, made the move to her homeland of Hong Kong five years ago, and is still enamoured with the cultural intricacies of the land. She's an admitted...
Residential Hotspots   Orchard & The City Shopping, restaurants, bars, nightlife are all on your doorstep. Hold out your hand and hail a taxi to flit your way across the city for under...
Marcia lives with her husband Kim 20km north of Mexico's Mahahual, a cruise ship town. They own a small seven room beachfront inn called Mayan Beach Garden. Marcia authors a newsletter for people...
Despite Jennifer Kumar’s cross-cultural expertise, she’s still finding life as an American living in India challenging, and in some cases, quite unforgiving. In her interview with...
Dubai offers its residence a wonderful lifestyle in so many ways, and one such luxury attached to working in the emirate is being able to afford a domestic helper. For some, this is nothing out of...
Helen King, a British expat living in Zurich, is “proud and humbled” to be a foreign resident in this Alpine nation. Admittedly, it’s been tough settling in, but she’s not the...
Tanya Deans moved from California to Switzerland six years ago when her husband took a position at a Swiss bank. She spends as many weekends as possible in the Swiss Alps, and has visited over 50...
By David Erhardt of STM Group For British expats planning on spending their retirement in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), pension planning is something that should be factored in at an early stage...
The follies and triumphs of one British family’s transition to Qatar. There I was, sitting in a rather boring training session one morning in rainy, old Manchester, wondering how long it would...
How often have you experienced situations of uncertainty that left you with emotions so strong that you were not able to think clearly? In our daily lives, particularly as expats, we are constantly...
Moving abroad is an intensely personal experience, often charged with the strong emotions attached to the excitement of a new expat lifestyle and the simultaneous loss of the life left behind. In...
Rosanne Turner is an adventurer, traveller, writer, mom and TEFL teacher living in Koh Samui, Thailand. "I'm savouring the adventure! Prior to this, I lived in Hermanus, on the Cape Whale...
Lanette Pieterse decided at age 24 that it was time to travel and live outside of South Africa. "People often ask me why I chose Vietnam, I still don't have a profound answer for that ,other...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Saudi Arabia The Expat Arrivals Saudi Arabia PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers The Expat Arrivals Dubai PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format. This fantastic...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Nigeria The Expat Arrivals Nigeria PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format.This...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers The newly released Expat Arrivals Angola PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient format. In...
Emma, a British expat living in Cyprus, gave up the push and pull of county Kent for a peaceful, pastoral island life. She moved with her husband and six month old infant, and has great advice for...
The ultimate tool for expats and business travellers to Abu Dhabi The Expat Arrivals Abu Dhabi PDF Guide provides you with all the relocation information you need in an easy and convenient...
Jenna, an American expat living in Taipei, openly confesses to drinking too much coffee and alcohol (often together); but if it means she continues to share the kind of insight she's afforded our...
Leslie Nasr, an American expat formerly living in Hong Kong, is no stranger to relocation; in fact, she's making a living from it. She's moved 16 times; is fluent in Arabic, French, English...
by David Erhardt of STM Group If you are a UAE resident with a UK private pension, your pension is likely to be taxed in the UK before being paid to you in the UAE. Simply transferring your pension...
Javier Rodriguez was born and raised in Guatemala, went to college in the United States, and relocated to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where he’s been teaching English to naughty 5-year olds, shy...
Anvaya, an Indian living in Lagos, Nigeria, sheds some light on all the misconceptions expats often hold about this notoriously troublesome nation. She talks to Expat Arrivals.com about the thriving...
Catherine, a Taiwanese American living in Taipei, is still sussing out exactly where she fits in; but is nonetheless, having an amazing experience doing so. She makes her bread and butter as a...
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Richard, a British expat living in Taipei, has moved to a slightly different beat since he relocated to Taiwan 18 years ago. Though he initially came to teach English, he now gives private piano...
Celia Jarvis works in international public relations and splits her time between Abuja, Nigeria and London, UK. She has developed a deep appreciation and understanding for Nigerian culture, and as a...
Erik Rasmussen is originally from North Carolina, USA. He moved to England in December 2001, and lived and worked there for three and a half years. He then moved to northern Spain in June 2005, and...
An America formerly living in Japan shares his take on an emergency evacuation guide, as inspired (er, coloured) by his earthquake escape. By Chris Carr According to the American Red Cross, the...
Alex de Goederen is from the Netherlands originally and now lives in Delhi, India, where he has set up his own real estate consultancy. Alex has a Masters degree in Financial Economics at the...
Dubai is considered a modern and progressive emirate, but expats must remember that it is, nonetheless, an Islamic country, where Sharia Law is applicable. Also, expats need to be mindful that in...
As prolific advice columnist Pauline Phillips (author of Dear Abby) would have asserted, in her somewhat irritating manner of always hitting the nail on the head, sometimes, all we need as women is a...
One expat mummy speaks about raising her special needs daughter while managing the challenges of a mobile lifestyle.   Most of us who are expats can recount times when we have felt isolated in...
Though now back in Denver and reintegrated into the greater Jewish diaspora, Jessica made Aaliyah, joined the Israeli army and spent nearly a decade making a life for herself in Tel Aviv. She takes...
The grey area attached to local laws in Abu Dhabi and the consistency in interpreting and enforcing legislation is large and often times illegible, much to an expat's disadvantage. It's...
Gisèle, a Central American expat living in Norway, has embraced this Scandinavian nation's egalitarian principles with open arms and a self-actualized air. In her interview with EA she gives...
Christopher Carr lives in Fukushima, Japan and feels his expatriate lifestyle provides him with unique insights into American society and politics. Chris works to varying degrees as an English...
Seth is an American expat living in Guangzhou. He says: "I love basketball so moving here made me feel like I was moving home. We are expecting our first child at the end of July and we can't...
This anonymous American expat living in Abu Dhabi found the city easy enough to settle into and foreign friends even easier to come by. She's now an active member of the American Women's Network, an...
My name is Paz and I am a wife, mother, and a resident of Guangzhou, China. We sold most of our belongings and moved our family from Wisconsin to Guangzhou to realize our dream of living abroad. It...
Simon, a Canadian expat living in South Korea, cites life in Bucheon as nearly perfect. He's found all the perks of Seoul's big city pace coupled with a more affordable cost of living and less hustle...
Chris, an American expat teaching English in South Korea, has made it a priority to absorb as much Korean culture as possible. When not grappling over grammar and pronunciation with students, he's a...
Kimberly Marie Freeman, a British expat living in New York City, can certainly feign American, but she still feels more comfortable embracing her local roots. The young actress hopped over the pond...
Before moving abroad, it is essential that you are completely comfortable with the process of filing your US expat taxes. The US is one of the few countries that actually taxes citizens on their...
Trish, a Canadian expat living in Ghana, has watched Accra grow-up, mature and expand. The capital's evolution from small town to big city hasn't left it devoid of charm, however. Even after...
Jennifer Greco is an expat living in a small village in the south of France. She shares regular photos of the stunning scenery and charming vignettes she captures with her camera, and blogs about...
Nansie, an expat who identifies herself as American and who lives in Ghana, has spent most of her life on West African soil. She sees the ever-increasing cost of living in Accra as a force to be...
Josephine, a British expat living in Lagos, has yet to scrape the city's surface; but thus far, she describes life in Nigeria as far better than expected. For those who feel like their upcoming...
As an expat interviewing for a job in a foreign country, you'll most likely experience a whole new level of pressure. The reason? Cultural differences – how you handle them can make or...
College. For some, a long awaited freedom from rules and regulation; for others, a dark cloud drifting on the horizon just before the downpour of responsibility and obligation; but for all, a time...
For more articles on Expat money matters visit our Finance Channel. Being an expat can be a very enjoyable and a most rewarding experience. The joy of conquering a new language; living and working...
Lauren McCawley was born in Germany and spent her childhood moving around America. She graduated from a small liberal-arts university in 2007 with a degree in Spanish, Political Science, and History...
Wendy, a British expat living in Portugal, was heavy with the hardship of life in the UK. Rather than continue on, weighed down and wary of what was to come, she moved with her husband and her two...
Zandi, a British expat living in Cape Town, looks like a South African - but isn't, hails from the East End of London, and isn't afraid to tell it like it is. As she says, it's the only...
Breeynn Johnson grew up in a small town in Minnesota, USA. She has always yearned to understand different cultures, and experience new things while actually living some place and getting to know the...
Wendy McCooey is a southern Tennessee girl with a sales and marketing background who recently started "London in a Day", a private tour guide company (www.londoninaday.com). She loves to...
Sonia Piacente first visited Italy on a school trip and her heart was won by the country. Later she met an Italian man on assignment in Texas, where a pen-friendship blossomed into romance, then...
Jake, an American expat living in Hungary, made his move abroad both to avoid the ruined US job market and to experience the wonders of the expat realm. Life in Hungary has allowed him to realise he...
Kara, an American expat in China, is a self-proclaimed member of the kingdom of Geekdom. She moved to the big, bustling metropolis of Beijing with her husband in 2008, and now spends her time writing...
In this article, Expat Arrivals expert Ann Kaufman shares her experiences of having a baby in Malaysia. This fascinating piece, which is sure to assuage any fears that expecting expats might be...
Molly, an American expat living in New Zealand, has found it challenging dealing with the distance of her new life from her Alaskan hometown and adjusting to a space without access to the mountains...
Whitney, an American expat living in New Zealand, is no stranger to relocation. She opted to settle into student life in Christchurch and has found simple pleasure in the pairing of small-town living...
Linda, an American expat living in Luanda, makes MacGyver look mainstream. She wages war with Malaria, boldly combats the constant potential of power outage and generally makes the best of anything...
Asproulla, a British expat living in Cyprus, met and married a local Cypriot and mothered her kids on this small island. Though English by birth, her allegiances lie neither with the Queen nor with...
Bill and Randee Duncan, a Canadian couple living in Malaysia, turned a tiny stint abroad into over two decades of living and learning. Randee wrangles in fellow expats as the Membership Director for...
Anna Savino was born in San Francisco, raised in the California wine country, jumped up to Seattle for college, transferred to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, worked and played in L.A - and ended up in...
Franziska moved to Dublin, Ireland, in 2009 with her diplomat husband and children. She is adapting well to life in the Emerald Isle and can verify that the key cliches about life in Ireland hold...
John Kramer travelled extensively before settling in Southern Spain over twelve years ago. Tri-lingual and with a background in IT, he now works for Spain Holiday which provides rental solutions...
Just how important is having a country-specific resume to your chances of getting employed? Can the resume that got you a job in the UK be used for the Australian job market? Do you really have to...
Marie Sardalla-Davis was a corporate writer for 19 years before finally getting to write to please herself and a readership that appreciates humour, substance, quirky reflection and the occasional...
Johanna Leahy is originally from Ireland but has lived a nomadic existence abroad since 1993. Currently based in KL, she is married to a Dane and has three children. She writes freelance features and...
by Tina L. Quick, author of “The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition” Tammy spent eight years in Africa, where she attended an international school before returning to...
Monique Simons is a South African expat living in Luanda. Things haven't been entirely easy for her and her husband since their move to Angola. In this interview, she provides a calm and patient...
Ruth Coates is a British expat living in Vienna. Talented with languages (she majored in French and German), she's currently an English teaching assistant in Vienna. In this interview – as...
Ann Kaufman and her husband left the United States to follow a job opportunity in Kuala Lumpur. Here, she talks about her impressions of the city, as well as giving some insights into the quality of...
Tove, a Norwegian expat living in Greece, left home to escape the rat race of life as a reporter and to settle down with her Greek hubby. Now, nearly 20 years later, she reflects on a very lengthy...
Annje, an American expat living in Chile, left home with her hubby to resettle in the slender land of sea and mountains. Having spent four years in Santiago prior to this relocation, she shares some...
Katrina, a Scottish expat living in Malaysia, pays the bills by advising foreigners on the finer points of life in Malaysia. As the online editor for ExpatKL.com, she's perfectly prepared to share...
It seems that even the most lucrative expat packages can't make life in Angola attractive. This anonymous interviewee lets loose about Luanda and explains just what expats can expect from life in a...
Thanks to its diverse beauty, fun-loving culture and endless possibility for outdoor adventure, Australia is a popular destination for expatriates. The transition to Australia seems like it should be...
Yadira is a global nomad of note, but now she's finally settled down and moved to Athens, Greece to pursue a life as a wife and mother. She also maintains a site aimed at helping expat parents...
Chris Neal, a British expat living in Angola, is for the most part nonchalant about life in a city with one of the highest expat hardship ratings and one of the most exorbitant cost of livings. Read...
By Bryan Norman of RentinginSingapore.com.sg One of the most oft-heard gripes by expats in Singapore, especially amongst those who recently returned after a few years' stint elsewhere, is...
Mary Murphy, an Irish woman living in Hungary, can be just as impulsive as she can be indecisive, but luckily for her, moving to Budapest was a matter settled by higher intervention. Find out what...
Phillip, an Australian living in Austria, seems settled amidst the sumptous architecture and quaint cobblestone of Vienna. Though he'll admit that his existence as an expat may be more lavish than...
Kaitlin, aka American Schnitzel, leaves us some breadcrumbs about life in Austria. She left the sunny shores of Florida to fulfil her dream of living and studying somewhere, anywhere in Europe; and...
After a period of exploration in Europe and northern Africa, British expat Derek Harper resettled in Central Portugal with his partner. Though he still gets sentimental about curry and country pubs,...
It won't take long for expats to realise that malls in Dubai have revolutionised the retail experience. These shopping meccas don't settle for the stock-standard stores and food courts typically on...
A guide to organising accounts, tax and pension status So, after months of deliberation, you've finally made the call: you're going to take that job offer overseas and become an expatriate...
It's a common story these days, a trailing spouse or a recent assignee takes up writing to evade the tedium that all too often accompanies a new life abroad in a difficult destination. But how to...
Sharon Lintz left her favourite fancy grocery stores and the slow Sunday mornings of the southern US for the bubbling café culture and sultry shores of Tel Aviv, Israel. After neary four years...
When it comes to developing a portable career, serial expat Jo Parfitt has certainly been there, done that. In "A Career in Your Suitcase" this multi-hyphenated author, journalist, teacher...
Lara Green is a British expat who has recently moved to Perth with her husband and two young children. She is enjoying the sunshine, space and quality of life while building her career as a freelance...
Rajka Milanovic M.D. is an American Board Certified Family Physician with over 14 years of clinical experience. She is the founder of www.expatdoctormom.com where she not only provides up to date...
Expat books can be indispensable resources when it comes to relocation. Put down the fiction and pick up a guide, memoir or teaching tool that can help you make your time living and working overseas...
How would you sum up the Dutch race to an alien being? Where would you start, and what on earth would you say? If you’re an expat new to these shores you might start by describing their quaint...
When American expat Carolyn Vines arrives in the Netherlands with her Dutch boyfriend (and future husband) she's unsure how she'll be treated as a foreigner, a Black person, a woman. Her partner's...
South Africa was ranked 34th out of some 183 countries in the 2010 World Bank survey for ease of doing business. The survey took into account the 46 sub-Saharan African countries and effectively...
Lakshmipriya Somasundaram used to be a busy HR professional who loved to learn and coach people, guide and lead projects across borders, and felt energised by the myriad challenges that came with...
Sine Thieme is an American expat who moved to Johannesburg, South Africa with her family in 2010. She is loving life in South Africa, particularly relishing the ideal climate of the Joburg highveld,...
Susan Cooke is a British governess who left the Queen's island over thirty years ago for life in the expatriate sphere. Having just moved from Cairo, Egypt to Abuja, Nigeria she reflects on the...
Expats holding British pensions face a big decision regarding whether they invest their money in a QROPS or SIPP. A reader recently wrote to us for advice and we consulted 3 independent financial...
Moving to the United Arab Emirates requires acquainting yourself with new customs and making careful arrangements; and if you’re planning to bring your pets to Dubai or Abu Dhabi, even more...
Today, maintaining an expat blog is everything from popular past-time to coping mechanism to dear diary. More and more foreigners are reflecting on their personal experiences abroad by leaving their...
There's no fine art to expat living; a stint overseas can finish with a fairy tale ending just as often as it can end up a repressed memory. But as the wise and experienced initiates of the...
Toronto’s multiculturalism means excellent food festivals have become part of the local heritage. For expats, the city's affinity for culinary celebration means that a taste of home is never...
Graham Nash idenitifies as a Spaniard with British blood. He left the sultry South of Spain with his Thai wife and his two young girls to move to Chiang Mai. In eary 2010 he was offered a job...
Establishing new friendships for fresh expats by Ludmilla Skinner It’s the least admitted but most common expat complaint: loneliness. And according to Ludmilla Skinner, Certified Life Coach...
With the kids long grown-up and gone from home, Susie H retired from her job and headed with her husband to Bahrain in early 2010. She takes a moment to tell Expat Arrivals just what life in Bahrain...
Rob MacDonald is from New Jersey, where he taught school for many years, then sold insurance, and finally owned an agency until leaving for Russia in 2000. After graduating from Duke University in...
Culture shock and forming social connections are the main concerns of expats moving abroad, according to a survey of expats in 22 countries conducted by Expat Arrivals (EA). But a significantly...
By, Jessica Spiegel Since I began the process of getting a permit to live in Italy in 2008, I've often said that the Italians must have invented red tape. Sure, there are difficulties in...
Lea Levy left the southern tip of Africa to set up shop in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nearly a year into her ambitious endeavour she reports back on life in the South American capital, and gives Expat...
Jenny ("Paulistinha") Miller developed a passion for travel backpacking around England in 1999. Subsequently she studied, worked, and traveled around Europe. However, it was a trip to...
By Anna Maria Moore Most people equate the Nordic countries (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland) with cold weather. Many have heard about the long, harsh winters, but they aren’t...
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Emily Crutcher is a southern belle sounding off in hot and humid Dubai. She joined the ranks of the up and coming, young professionals who relocated to Dubai to experience a more cosmopolitan...
Moving overseas and embracing the expat life can often be a stressful experience. It's difficult enough to keep your emotions in check as a newly arrived individual, but when you relocate as a couple...
by John Astor The days of going to a new country and making everyone follow your style, your rules and your dictates has drawn to a close. Why? Because productivity is the key to success for the...
Teaching English in Japan is one of the more popular vocations for foreigners moving to the country. Over the course of the last few years, there has been an increase in demand based on the fact...
Growing up is never easy – and there’s no shortage of literature aimed at analysing the finer points of teenage angst or determining what makes children tick and tock during those pivotal...
Expats who have managed to high-jump the initial hurdle of culture shock may be surprised to find there lies another phase of adjustment; a long stretch that can prove especially difficult for those...
Heather is a Texan stay-at-home mom married to a chemist working in the oil industry in Brazil. They live in Campinas just outside of Sao Paulo. Heather spends most of her days home-schooling her...
By Olga Khobotko Expats moving to Spain will need to obtain a town hall registration, known as an Empadronamiento, upon arrival. This documentation is required in the legal procedures used by most...
Anyone who has tried living in a new country knows that adjusting isn’t always easy. Undoubtedly, it’s a relief when you are no longer frazzled by daily life abroad, but when the things...
Brit fashion blogger and stylist Sara Delaney is making life simple for shopaholics everywhere. She's wholeheartedly devoted herself to sussing out the best and worst of what's on offer in each of...
Understanding the Kraamzorg By Amanda van Mulligen Having a baby in a country other than your own can present its one unique challenges and can inspire its own high hurdles. In the Netherlands...
Sibylle Ito moved to Tokyo nine years ago after a lengthy stint in Los Angeles. She's passionate about supporting and creating growth within companies that relate to Japan, and has the professional...
Franzi Kasch spent a student's year in Osaka, and has plans to return and continue research in the city in 2011. Even in her short time she became enamored with the magic of the metropolis, and now...
by Philip Donnelly I have taught English in Moscow for a year now, and overall I’ve had a hugely positive experience. The job was stimulating, my school supportive, and I avoided the infamous...
Amanda is a thoroughbred English woman who has been living in the Netherlands since 2000.  She maintains a blog about expat life - the good and the bad and all the in-betweens - called A Letter...
A recent Quality of Life index situates Ireland and the UK at the bottom of the European barrel, and Spain and France as shining stars of success. The most current uSwitch.com report compared living...
By LiveLibya.com Contrary to popular belief Libya is not just one big desert, and expats will find that with a little effort and ingenuity there’s certainly some options to see and do many...
By eXPAT CAREERS.com In 2009 the global economic downturn forced a record number of companies to cut back on hiring employees for overseas assignments. Many planning to make their international...
Smithfield is one of Dublin’s most historic city centre suburbs; it’s most famous tenant to this day the well-known Jameson Distillery. This world-renowned attraction is certainly not to...
By Larisa Camfferman Finding your feet as an expat in the Netherlands can be frustrating, but there are things you can do to make your entry into the Dutch way of life much more enjoyable. Here are...
Expats moving overseas or working abroad will certainly experience some degree of culture shock. Whether you’re completely lost in translation, adapting to the frenetic pace of a big city, or...
Finding an expat job, navigating the complexities of expat contract negotiation, and mastering the strange etiquette attached to working overseas can be foreign issues to even the most seasoned...
It's a bird, it's a plane, no - it's an expat woman. Charged with the task of raising third culture kids, putting their career on the shelf as a trailing spouse, or establishing...
One of the big expenses of expat life can be the travel costs associated with going back home to see family and friends, or flying them out to visit you. After all, adjusting to life in a new...
By Bryan Norman of RentinginSingapore.com.sg During my stay in Singapore, the subject of healthcare has come up quite frequently. That's not a big surprise; having little or no experience as a...
Malcolm Burgess left life in the States to live out his Golden Years in a stress-free, peaceful Thai village with his wife Ciejay. He couldn't be happier in his modest environment, and gives us a...
By Broc Smith, author of “The Tragic Kingdom, or; Prisoner in a Chinese Theme Park” The best advice for expats wanting to get their drivers license in China is simple. Don’t. In...
Just over a year ago UAE police found more than 3,000 cars abandoned outside Dubai’s international airport as heavily endebted foreign nationals frantically attempted to flee the Emirate and...
Melissa and her partner moved to Canada to pursue the rights they were denied in the States two years ago. Now settled in the Canadian countryside, she reflects on the trials and tribulations of...
Michelle Nott is an expatriated American mother and wife with a background in education (early-childhood through university level) and in business (for an international company). She enjoys...
Emmanuelle Archer is a French expat entrepreneur living in Vancouver, BC. Seduced in '99 by a summer vacation, she's still in awe of her amazing new city. For no-nonsense business and career-...
I am an IT professional and this is my first time as an expat. I am enjoying the experience out here so far, although am very happy to be going home on leave today, first time in 5 months, and...
Claire Leek is a Brit who hopped over to British Columbia four years ago. Now fully settled on the outskirst of Vancouver, she still misses a few of Britain's bits and pieces, but is satisfied with...
Expat etiquette always seems to be a point of contention in the Middle East. Whether foreign nationals are attracting unwanted attention by acting like high schoolers in heat or are abandoning...
By Broc Smith, author of “The Tragic Kingdom, or; Prisoner in a Chinese Theme Park” I moved from the States to Asia in 1992 BC, (Before Computers-specifically email). Back then, even...
We may think that with the advent of the digital age, the world is getting smaller and more interconnected. However, those who have had to exchange significant amounts of money into a foreign...
As more and more UK nationals choose to retire abroad, it's vital to understand the pros and cons of the different options available to protect your pension. By John of ExpatSIPP.com In recent...
All the jive and jingle expats need to know about getting into the holiday spirit. By Tatiana Sorokina Christmas in the US is much more than just a one day celebration; it incorporates numerous...
Expat life is a rollercoaster of emotions but one sensation sure to hit hard is a feeling of loneliness. Amanda van Mulligen talks to Debby Poort, an expat therapist in the Netherlands, about the...
Annie Andrews is an Environmental Scientist who left a life lived 20 years in Darwin, Australia for a cricket inspired relocation to Pune, India. Her husband is a state cricket coach, her boys are...
The Saudi Arabian Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) announced on Tuesday that it will not institute a BlackBerry Messenger ban in the KSA in lieu of “positive...
A guide for expats searching for accommodation in the US By Ellen Thompson of 4 Walls Looking for a place to live when you arrive stateside? Whether you’re searching for a house or an...
It's about life's little pleasures: cracking the top of a creme brulee, shaking out a Polaroid, closing your eyes just before blowing out birthday candles AND sharing the stories that inspire...
Expats moving to San Francisco should prepare to make the environment a priority By, David Assmann, Deputy Director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment This afternoon I received an...
Expat dreams of fish-n-chips all but fried? On 19 July 2010 the UK Border Agency introduced an interim measure to limit the number of non-EU citizen work permit applications accepted under the Tier...
Born and raised in the Northwest Washington State (USA), Ashley Thompson crossed over the ocean to Japan two years ago. After a year and a half teaching English full-time to high school students, she...
Greg Jorgensen is a Canadian expat ranting, raving, and just generally observing the madness that is Bangkok, Thailand. A city boy at heart, he moved to Thailand involuntary - he came for adventure...
Whether you choose to or not, expats everywhere are charged with the task of "coming up with a story". This little known rite of passage has historically been used to appease locals,...
Brit fashion blogger and stylist Sara Delaney is making life simple for shopaholics everywhere. She's wholeheartedly devoted herself to sussing out the best and worst of what's on offer in each of...
By Josh Sager of Learning Thai (My Story) Learning a new language can be daunting to say the least, but learning a new language that has absolutely no Latin or Germanic foundation – like Thai...
Ten things nobody admits but everybody thinks while living abroad By Tom Frost There are several stages of expatdom, and during each there are a myriad of things that we learn about ourselves. Some...
Expat Arrivals includes comprehensive guides to the world's key expat destinations. We use local Experts and key contributors to build useful and informative expat guides. Interested in...
Susan Adkins speaks with author and International Life Coach Simone T. Costa Eriksson about how to help children transition during a move abroad Brazilian born businesswoman Simone T. Costa Eriksson...
By Rachel Farris of PetRelocation.com Let’s face it—moving is hard work! The packing, the picking-up, and let’s not forget making space for the more pivotal members of our families...
By, Mary Tod The ups and downs of adjustment created by expat assignments can generate emotions that range from excitement and wonder to loneliness and despair (see diagram below). Staying in...
By Elizabeth Parker of LizzyGoesDutch Ingredients 1 large red bell pepper (or sub jarred roasted red peppers) 5-6 medium sized potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 extra large carrot, peeled and cubed 1...
The Stickman settled into Bangkok somewhat reluctantly, but has since travelled to nearly every niche of the nation, learned Thai and moved out into the suburbs with his local family. Despite his...
  Expat advice on braving the elements and bringing your baby overseas By Laura Wilson   Imagine my reaction when my husband announced our next assignment in the American Foreign Service...
Kadian Pow has been visiting England regularly for the last ten years. She hails originally from Kingston, Jamaica but spent the majority of her life in Washington, DC. Having met her English partner...
Chinese expat Yun Zhang is stretching out into the seemingly endless space that so many Cape Town locals take for granted. Read on for a rare glimpse into the mind's eye of an Asian woman gone...
Justin Aldrige is living the dream. He decided to beat the system, bring his family down to the Spanish coast, work for himself and learn a little about what life is supposed to be like. He built up...
Seabee writes a blog called Life in Dubai which is mostly a look at the things that happen around the city, the frustrations expats face, the good, the bad and the funny things they are likely to...
Sara Delaney is a fashion stylist and freelance writer from London currently navigating the sticky sidewalks of New York’s fashion district. She shipped out at short notice from the United...
Juan Liria followed his family and returned to his roots on the Iberian Peninsula a little over two years ago. He's currently enrolled at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela and perfectly...
There are a number or rules which dictate whether UK nationals are non-resident for tax purposes.   You are considered a UK tax resident if you are present in the United Kingdom for 183 days or...
QROPS are a type of offshore pension which is recognised by the British authorities (HMRC) as being eligible to receive transfers from UK registered pension plans. Expatriates living abroad can...
In February 2010 the UK Government created a new type of trust known as Qualifying Non-UK Pension Schemes (QNUPS) – not to be confused with Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS...
By Anna Maria Moore The first time I saw someone standing frozen on a corner in downtown Oslo with her face turned up into the sun, I found it odd. She was blissfully staring into the sunlight as if...
Offshore bank accounts are accounts which are based outside your home country, and usually also outside your country of residence. The principal benefit of an offshore account is to avoid tax;...
By Yasmine Awais If you have eaten at any Lebanese restaurant in Saudi Arabia, you have probably had tabouleh (spelling varies depending on transliteration used).  Tabouleh is a lovely and...
By Yasmine Awais » Read her recipe for authentic Middle Eastern Tabouleh While there are plenty of restaurants and fast food options available for expats living in Riyadh, dining out can...
Bryan Norman is the liaison for an accredited estate agent and has been living and working in Singapore since 2005. His passion is getting newly arrived expats into quality accommodation with the...
Camilla Helgesson is a Swede who has been living in Rome since 2005. During this time she was transferred to London for eight months before relocating back to Rome out of her personal choice. She...
Brit Journalist Emma Smith married the The American and moved herself and her Meanager to the even meaner streets of New York City. When not feeding her twitter addiction, she enjoys the dark arts of...
Sam Welbeck is a blogger, freelance writer and producer who moved from London to Cairo with his wife and three children to slow down, sit still and spend more quality time with his family. Since...
You'd be hard pressed to find a more unique expat experience in the Saudi city of Riyadh than that of the likes of the mysterious Arab named American multiracial, vegetarian Yasmine Awais. Read on to...
Principal of Gems American Academy of Abu Dhabi Ian Deakin sheds some light on the international school selection process for expat parents moving to Abu Dhabi in this exclusive Expat Arrivals...
Kate Snyder came south bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and ready to colour Cape Town red; little did she know just how much the Mother City would mold her own personal priorities and ambitions. Now, nearly...
Frances Woodhams has lived in East Africa for the past eleven years, and in Nairobi for seven. She's been writing a blog about Nairobi expat life in order to dispel any myths about Kenya living,...
by Elizabeth Kruempelmann Is this you? You are looking for a job in a foreign country. You’re facing at least one of the following obstacles, and it is starting to get tough: You don...
Terri Lundberg isn't afraid to tell you how it is. Though the notorious restrictive society of the KSA rubs her the wrong way now and again, she lives a good life and takes a moment out of her social...
Roxanne Davis is maker and creator of Doha mums - a thriving community of passionate mothers from all over the world who have come to settle in the sultry heat of Qatar.  She found a slot in her...
Nicola McCall is an expat life coach based between the Netherlands and the UK. She runs Live Life Now Coaching, has been a Board Member of an Expatriate women’s group, International Womens...
Journalist and travel writer Erin McCoy encourages expats to swap the comfort of closed social circles for the colour and charisma of a more localized Southeast Asian expat experience. It’s...
Expatriate coach Nicola McCall talks about her personal experience of belonging to an expat women’s group and why she can recommend you do the same. I became a trailing spouse in 2002 on our...
Suzanne Doyle-Morris holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and has extensive experience of women in male dominated fields coupled with life coaching experiences and insightful interviews with...
Oliver Moritz moved to Qatar more than 6 years ago; a time when the Middle East was a mere blip on the global screen of lucrative expat destinations.  Now married and well-engrained in life with...
Yogesh Pagar is a seeker of the simple, the spiritual and essentially the enriching experiences that can help us through the more critical moments in life. As a long-time affiliate of the travel...
With a greater network of access and an entire industry devoted to cushioning change for expats, those accompanying their other half overseas no longer need to dread the distance from their past life...
Navigating the transition process By Heather Markel, Culture Transition Specialist We tend to think of culture shock as something that only affects us when we move to a different country.  The...
Heather Markel is a Culture Transition Specialist, helping expats, professionals, and trailing spouses to learn to feel at home anywhere in the world. Though she's a New York Native and current...
As an expat with a residence permit living in Abu Dhabi with a foreign driving license it’s exceptionally easy to obtain the local equivalent. Just follow these easy steps: 1.  Go to the...
Advice for expats moving to the Middle East By Deborah Swallow Living and working in the Arab World will be completely different from anything else you have so far experienced. The place will be...
Edward Musiak, an Australian expat living in Riyadh, shares his insights about doing business in Saudi Arabia. The art of personal and business communication   In any culture, successful...
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Piet Viljoen is a 50-something Mining Engineer who manages mining projects on behalf of Joy Mining Machinery (India) LTD in India. He ended up in India in October 2008, and is enjoying the difference...
*Please note that due to the uncertain security situation in Libya, the American School of Tripoli was briefly closed. Expat parents should contact the school directly for further information....
Sri Lankan family man and music enthusiast Fazli Sameer is a Senior IT Consultant who moved to Saudi Arabia over 30 years ago.  He's now well-versed in the art of Saudi adjustment and aptly...
Demystifying the process of working visas in Australia ~ by Shaun Hughston, from the medical recruitment company Beat Medical   There are myriad considerations to working in Australia, and one...
by Sarah Novak of www.envisionlifecoaching.net It is a well-known fact that the greatest area of dissatisfaction for accompanying spouses is with their careers. Stepping into a new country and...
All you needed to know about the Dutch income tax system but where too afraid to ask As somebody who works in the Netherlands, you have probably already noticed the large amount of payroll tax (so-...
Katia Novet is a writer and translator from France and Haiti, now living in Hyderabad, India. She has written the well-received children's book Amadi's Snowman, "the story of a Nigerian boy, a...
Brian Bogaard, an ex-South African now living in Milan with his family, tells us about his experiences of exapt life in Italy. Read more about the country in the Expat Arrivals Italy country guide...
Cyra Miles is a freelance writer moonlighting as a reluctant worker in the UAE's hotel industry. ≈Read more about Abu Dhabi in the Expat Arrivals Abu Dhabi country guide or read more expat...
The challenge of repatriation: from Czech Republic to the USA by Crissy Swartz Re-entry into the USA has been more difficult than I expected.  Sure life in the CZ was not easy.  I didn...
Randy "Ace" Parker is originally from the Southeastern US and after a short career as a military officer, he began a series of boring technical jobs with marriage and settling down thrown...
One of the most important if not the very most important financial decision for any of us is “what to do about saving for pension purposes?” and here I would like to share an industry...
Author: Geoff B is an independent financial advisor with strong views on Off-shore pension products. His opinions do not necessarily represent the views of Expat Arrivals. One of the most...
Whether you are a young executive planning your first move overseas or a high net worth individual, there are many financial matters to consider when moving abroad. These include opening a bank...
An Overseas Medical and Safety Primer by Beverly D. Roman Traveling overseas takes families a long way from 911! If you and your family are relocating overseas, know that accidents and illness occur...
Veronique Martin-Place is from Lyon, France and has been living in Chicago, USA, since July 2008. She is a writer focusing on topics such as expatriation, education, travel, France and French culture...
Tracey Keenan moved from England to Switzerland 10 years ago when her banker husband was relocated for work. She has since, started up her company 'Ready, Steady, Relocate' which  provides...
Gillian (aka Olga Swan) is a writer originally from England but moved to South West France with her husband five years ago upon retirement. They now spend their days in the fresh country air of the...
Jehan is from Australia but moved to Dublin with her Irish husband about a year and a half ago where she works as a course developer for a private college. She loves the scenery in Dublin, the...
Tina moved from Canada to Dublin just over a year ago. She had an overwhelming desire to experience a life abroad and, after visiting four times, decided that Dublin would be her new home. Read more...
Joanna moved from Poland to Dublin nearly four years ago to pursue a career and lovelife. The move was an easy one for her as she has been visiting Dublin since she was 19 years old and fell in love...
Marie Brice was born in New Zealand but made Australia her home many years ago, where her children still reside. She is a coach, educator, group facilitator, singer, yoga lover, walker, traveler,...
British expat looking for a flexible pension? Introducing QROPS by Adrian Flambard of Close Trustees Guernsey. Until recently, British expatriates with pension savings in UK based plans have had...
Di Clarke and her husband lived in Northwest Louisiana until they were struck with a strong desire to travel. In 2003 they upped and moved to Japan where her husband taught fifth grade on an American...
Andrea van Niekerk arrived in the United States from South Africa in 1987 holding Master's degrees in both History and Library and Information Science. For ten years she served as Associate Director...
David R. Hampton, PhD is an experienced global leader in medical device innovation and new business development, creating profitable new products for diagnostic and informatics markets. He lives in...
Ann Marie McQueen is a Canadian journalist working in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She moved there two years ago to help set up a new English newspaper. Before that she worked in Ottawa, Canada's capital, as...
Andy H is a young American expat with hopes of enjoying the good life in France with her Frenchman for many years to come. She worked as an English teacher for two years but is currently...
Marina Marangos is a Greek Cypriot by origin, born and raised on the island. Her professional background is law but she enjoys writing and travelling even more. Luck or circumstance have taken her to...
Candice Broom is an American mother of two young children. They have lived in Asia since 2002. She loves traveling with her family any and everywhere! Candice holds an M.A. in teaching and has many...
Julie Musk lived in Beavercreek, Ohio for two years and has since returned to Dorset, England. She has travelled extensively, including three years living in Germany and  is the author of A...
Annette Hersey is a wife to one, and mother to two. She and her family relocated to Houston, Texas from Johannesburg, South Africa. She also spent parts of her childhood in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and...
Mark Greenside was originally from New York, moved to California, and then was dragged by his girlfriend to a tiny Celtic village in Brittany at the westernmost edge of France. It was here, in Finist...
Julie Mautner is a freelance food, wine and travel writer who lives most of the year in Provence, France. She was a founding editor of Food Arts Magazine in New York and was its executive editor for...
Valerie Schneider and her husband moved to Italy in 2006 and quickly settled into life in the beautiful city of Ascoli Piceno.  Valerie is a freelance writer, and she and her husband offer...
Michael Harling was born and grew up in rural, upstate New York.  He never entertained the notion of moving to another country until he visited Ireland in 2001 and met a Sussex gal.  Six...
Elmer W. Cagape is from the Philippines but moved to Hong Kong nine years ago to pursue a career with a large telecoms company. Here he met and married his wife. Elmer loves the vibrant, safe and...
Ana Karenina Pera is a Chemical Engineer living in Stuttgart, Germany. She says she is blessed with a very wonderful husband and an adorable little girl, and although only a recent expat to Stuttgart...
Andrea White is from the USA but has been living in Wachtberg, Bonn, Germany for three and half years. She, her husband and 2 children relocated for her husbands job. Andrea enjoys writing, is a...
Barbara Isenberg is a freelance writer specialising in travel, food and culture about Istanbul and Turkey. She moved to Izmir with her husband after buying a one-way ticket to Istanbul in August...
Lloyd Lauland moved from Houston, Texas to New Delhi, India almost 2 years ago with his wife and 16 year old son after being awarded a company promotion. In his opinion the inconveniences of living...
Kala Shekhar has lived and worked in Istanbul for three years after moving here from India. His son Sid is a regular contributor to the Turkish Daily news and is also a deputy editor for one of their...
Kathi is from the USA but has been living in Ahmedabad, India for the last 3 years. She and her husband relocated to India and started their own business. This interview gives a good idea of what to...
Emma Grenham is originally from London and now lives and thrives in Barcelona. She is a writer and advisor on expat issues and has a particular passion for kids and parents in Barcelona, producing a...
Danielle Duffey is an American expat living in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, her 5 and 3 year old sons, and 2 cats. Her husband inspired the move after being posted to Australia for a 2 year...
Dedene Nelson-Court lives in central France between Orléans and Gien near the Loire River and Sully-sur-Loire. She grew up in Oregon and moved all over the U.S. before finally settling in...
Jennifer Dinoia was born in New Jersey, moved to Nashville, then Memphis, then Washington DC, and then finally Virginia. She then migrated with her husband to Iceland for 3 years,  before...
Henno Kotzé is a 27-year old South African who moved from the winelands and grey-blue mountains of the Western Cape, South Africa to the frenetic buzz of Saigon, Vietnam. He now finds himself...
Ellen Weeren moved from Northern Virginia to Delhi, India a year ago and has since made Delhi her home, along with her husband and three children. They reside on her husband's employment visa...
Ashley & Jason Bartner live in the beautiful Le Marche region of Italy. They run a small guest house cum cookery school that combines searching for the best seasonal local ingredients, hands-on...
Tiffany Jansen moved to the Netherlands recently after marrying her Dutch husband. Her father is a pilot for Delta Airlines, so she’s lived in places like Japan, Greece and Germany before high...
Ellen and Jim Fields are living large on the splendid Yucatan peninsula of Mexico. They have been here for eight years and counting, run an expat services company (Yucatan Expatriate Services) and...
Danielle Bray arrived in Singapore three years ago from her native New York. Having left her job with a large insurance firm when her partner was transferred here, she immediately fell for the Lion...
Geraldine Eliot is an ex-South African living in Vancouver, Canada. She runs her own copy writing and editing company and teaches at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).  ...
Kimberlee Mancha describes herself as a somewhat contrary, 40-something woman who decided to leave corporate life in the USA behind and reinvent her life in France. She runs a small business,...
Melissa Stoey fell in love with Britain as a child after listening to Rolling Stones records. That lead to a love of British comedy and an appreciation of rainy days. She was posted to Bedfordshire...
Theo Scheffler is a 35 year-old born in Cape Town, South Africa, now living in Hyderabad, India. He is an actuary and fellow of the UK, South African and Indian professional bodies. He is currently...
Born and brought up in God's chosen country, Tyneside in the north east of England, Toni has lived in Chicago since 1991, when she moved there with her husband. Toni is a contributor to Expat...
Susan McKinney de Ortega lives in a small village in Mexico. She describes herself as a memoirist, journalist, spa owner, mother of bilingual teenaged girls, daughter of former National Basketball...
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Wendy Johnson is an English 42 year old mother living with her French husband near Montpellier. She has been living in France for 11 years and loves to help people move to France and settle in. Read...
Carol Fleming is an American ex-diplomat who spent most of her career in South Asia and the Middle East region; she's also travelled to more than 75 countries. She has now been living in Riyadh...
Jim Veihdeffer an American that has recently moved to Saudi Arabia to teach English. He is living in Riyadh and writing all about it in his entertaining blog jveeds.blogspot.com Read more about...
Gabrielle Hase is a New Yorker who moved to England three and a half years ago, and currently lives in London. She is married to an Englishman and works as an ecommerce consultant. Get...
Celeste Viviers is a South African dietician that has recently moved to Singapore. She is loving the experience so far, particularly the unique Singaporian sense of humour.   Find more...
Tom Pitman lived in Cape Town for six years from 2002, and although now back in London he visits regularly on business trips and misses the quality of live, lifestyle, people and scenery of...
Annabelle Dare moved with her boyfriend, James, to Cape Town in 2003, planning to stay for a year or two. Now married with two children, Belles and her family are having such an amazing...
Louise Fly resigned from her position as an international advertising consultant five years ago to follow her husband to Belgium where he had a career improving job opportunity. She became not only...
The challenges of repatriation by Beverly D. Roman Relocation planning typically focuses on the initial move overseas and managing life abroad. The often-overlooked issue is returning “home....
Siobhan Wilson was born and raised in Scotland, and decided to give west coast America a shot for six months. Nine years later, she’s still there but with a lot more baggage than I arrived with...
Irene Woodbury is an American who has been living and working in Italy for a decade. She writes about her experiences in this beloved yet often awkward country on her immensely readable blog www....
Cynthia Caughey Annet never dreamed about living in France. In fact, she’s an Italophile, having studied in Italy as a college student, vacationed there for 20 years and lived there from 1998-...
Susie is an American woman living in Jeddah since October 2007. She has been married to her Saudi husband for over 30 years. She finds her new home interesting, fascinating, and colourful, with...
Naomi Hattaway lives in Delhi, India and blogs about her experiences at delhibound.blogspot.com She has found the transition to life in India to be a challenging but hugely rewarding experience....
Sholu Pande has lived in many places and worked in a number of fields before settling in France. Sholu and her husband Mark bought their French house in a beautiful village in south-west France in...
Di Mackey is a professional photographer from New Zealand. She lives in Belgium, traveling where the work takes her - Italy, Germany, throughout Belgium, Egypt and Turkey to date. You can read more...
Sarah Micallef lives in Libya and is the author of a new website on her adopted country. This is her experience of life in this fascinating desert country.  Read more about Libya in the Expat...
Amanda Surbey lived in Moscow with her family. Originally from Ohio, Amanda was bitten by the travel bug when she spent a summer as an exchange student in Australia. She has lived in Russia, Taiwan,...
Amber Pierce-Schulz lives in lovely Puerto Morelos, Mexico with her husband and two children. She runs Mayan Riviera Properties and writes avidly for  www.puertomorelosblog.com. Read more about...
Moving to a new country with a culture different to your own? What do you need to know before you leave? Moving to live and work in a new country will challenge you in ways that you have not been...
Welcome! By becoming our local expert for your city you can provide valuable insider knowledge to new expat arrivals and also to long-time residents - advising on everything from opening a bank...
This article highlights some of the challenges you might face if you are dismissed whilst abroad, and suggests some steps you might take to protect yourself and your family.    Can I use...
1. Location Where do you want to move to? Just like buying property, location is the key factor in planning a move. Are your expectations about the destinations accurate and reasonable – and...
We live in a globalised, integrated economy and that means recessions are never localised. What happens in one part of the world can have a major impact around the globe. However, one thing that is...
The World’s Happiest Countries Before moving abroad it’s a good idea to ask the locals how they find life in their own country. That’s exactly what the Organization for Economic Co...
With all the packing and planning that goes into moving abroad, many couples forget to prepare for one of the most important changes of all: the one their marriage goes through. Studies show that...
With all the planning that goes into moving abroad it’s easy to neglect those members of your family that don’t have a choice in the matter. Children typically find out about the big move...


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