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How much should I budget for accommodation as a young expat moving to Seoul?

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Submitted by s2sesilia on Tue, 22/06/2021 - 03:55
Destination: South Korea

Hello all, 

I am moving to Seoul, South Korea later in this year as an expat. 

I am wondering how much of accommodation budget is needed to live in Seoul usually, as a single expat (age 32 with no family accompanying). I am thinking to live in one of serviced residences/apartments in Seoul with convenience. 

Where do most of young expats live in Seoul? If so, what is the range of the budget should I be aware? 


Thank you!


Health Insurance for students

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Submitted by Karinap on Sun, 06/06/2021 - 05:32
Destination: Czech Republic



I was accepted at a Czech University. I live in Argentina, but I have dual citizenship (Argentina/Spain). So technically I am a EU citizen, but have no European Healthcare, since I never lived in Spain. What kind of Health Insurance should I get once I get to Czech Republic? I assume the EU  is cheaper than the one for that correct?



Admission to Canadian school for my kid from India

Destination: Canada


I need the information for admission of my kid,he is 7years old and now in India in 2nd standard.we want to continue his next study here in Canada. please help us for how we can find a school for international student and further shifting to Canada.

Thanks & Regards

Ravinder Singh


Best option for school in Germany for 15 year old English speaker?

Destination: Munich

My son is 15 years old and is finalizing his year 9 now, he is an English Speaker and we are moving to Germany in a couple of months. What is the best schooling option for him with my ultimate goal in mind which is to join a German university? I asked in a couple of IB schools but one replied that he will not be able to join German university as they require at least level B2 and he will not be able to achieve that in 3 years studying in IB. Any options do I have? Please advise.


Will UK police record stop me from getting residency in Cyprus?

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Submitted by stevieH on Fri, 16/04/2021 - 15:57
Destination: Cyprus

Hi Guys
When applying for temp/permanent Residency for Cyprus
Does anyone know, if you have a uk ACRO police certificate stating 
Would this stop me getting residency ?
as I understand you are required to have a clear criminal record

Many thanks

Covid Jabs for expats in Spain

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Submitted by tompitman on Tue, 06/04/2021 - 16:53
Destination: Spain

Hello - 

I am flying to Spain next week, and will be living there permanently. I have not had my covid vaccination yet. As an expat, and non-EU national, how can I get a covid vaccination in Spain? Do I need to register with a doctor to get into the system? Do you know if the state pays it, or if I am charged? Is there some kind of registration system for getting vaccinated as a foreigner in Spain? Kind regards, Tom

Are there any agencies that can help my company with my move? Apartment, nanny, driver, visa, etc.?

Destination: Abu Dhabi

I have an upcoming work assignment in Abu Dhabi for two months. I will be moving alone with my six-month-old son. My company is looking for a company that can assist me with the logistics of the move. Finding a furnished apartment, live-in nanny, private driver, visa paperwork, etc. 


Does such a service exist? 



Where can I find luxury accomodation in Tripoli, Libya?

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 21/01/2021 - 18:32
Destination: Libya

We are about to move to Tripoli, Libya, with my husband. We want to live in a safe place and are looking for luxury accommodation. So far, we have found Palm City, but we want to know if there is a similar place or not. Could you please inform us how we can look for and find luxury accommodation in Libya? Any suggestions for safe areas and upscale housing in Tripoli? Thanks.

How can I tell whether my job offer in Nigeria is a scam? Is this a legitimate job offer or a scam?

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Submitted by Andre007 on Tue, 19/01/2021 - 09:48
Destination: Lagos


Does anybody know this company in Nigeria, SubSea Deck oil Corporation Limited? I have been offered a position with them and it's requested to pay for an FWAC (foreign workers authorisation certificate) to the amount of $207. The person I have been in contact with is: 

Harry Ayoola
Assistant Manager Human Resources (SubSea_Deck Oil Corporation Limited)

Head Office
JTV Tower, Balogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, P.M.B 80
Lagos state

And for the Foreign Worker Authorization Certificate is:

How is the healthcare system in the Philippines?

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 18/01/2021 - 06:21
Destination: Philippines

Hello, my family and I plan on moving to the Philippines. Can anyone advise on the medical facilities available in the country? Is private healthcare in the Philippines of a high standard? I have read that the cost of living is relatively low in the Philippines, and even private medical care can be reasonable. However, I think when travelling abroad, insurance is a must. Will international health insurance be accepted or must I invest in a local policy? I am also curious as to whether specialised treatments are available or if insurance which covers medical expatriation is recommended.

Do I need a university qualificatioin to get a work visa for Oman?

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Submitted by tochere on Thu, 14/01/2021 - 12:00
Destination: Oman

Hi, I am being considered for a permanent financial services role in Oman. I am very experienced for the role but did not attend University when I was younger. Can anyone let me know if I must hold University qualifications as a requirement for my potential employer to obtain a work permit / visa for me? Thanks.

How inclusive are the international schools in Denmark for children with special educational needs?

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Submitted by MolyWright81 on Sun, 10/01/2021 - 13:56
Destination: Denmark

Hi, we are moving from the UK to Denmark due my husbands new job in Odense, we have two sons: one 5 years old and one 9 years old. My 9-year-old son has special educational needs and I am keen to understand how inclusive the international schools are for children with special educational needs please? Any recommendations for schools?

What salary and additional benefits can you expect to earn when working in Lagos, Nigeria?

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 22/12/2020 - 10:15
Destination: Lagos

Can anyone guide how much is a salary for a chief financial officer (CFO) with an MBA or chartered accountant (CA) with over 15 years of experience in Lagos with typical multinational or large Asian/Indian business houses? What salary would a CFO or CA expect to earn in Lagos?

Also information on how specific are the contract negotiations about other facilities companies generally offer such as car, driver, house, air travel, insurance, medical, other house expenses, school fees?


Is there age descrimination when looking for work in Italy?

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Submitted by @milanos on Mon, 21/12/2020 - 18:44
Destination: Italy


I would love to work in Italy specifically Milan to gain experience. I am from Canada so I speak English, French and Italian ( immigrant parents) , I have a lot of work experience.

My question is , is it true that in Italy there is age discrimination when it comes to work ? Here is Canada that is illegal. Does  this age discrimination exist in Italy ? Specifically Milan ? 

Thank you 

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