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How to Transfer Your Professional Qualifications Abroad

Posted on Wednesday March 29, 2017 (09:05:47)
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There is no doubt that for anyone thinking of making the leap to foreign climates, “How will I pay for it?” is top of the consideration list. If you are not in a position where you have sufficient savings or pension provisions, then looking at ways to bring in an income will be one of the first things you consider.   more ...

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International - Recommended Blogs

Posted on Monday March 27, 2017 (10:03:58)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new lives. Today, we’re taking a look at blogs that cover several different countries and talk about a nomadic lifestyle.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update 22 March 2017

Posted on Wednesday March 22, 2017 (11:04:39)
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Brexit date revealed

The UK will trigger Article 50, which is the process to begin the formal Brexit negotiations, on Wednesday 29 March.

That's when the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, will notify the European Union officially that the UK is leaving.   more ...

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How To Deal With Your Teens Moving Abroad: A Guide For Empty Nesters

Posted on Monday March 20, 2017 (10:46:22)
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Studying in a foreign country is like a dream come true for several teens and young adults from across the globe. In addition to their studies, then they get exposure to a completely different lifestyle. The prospect of interacting with new people, learning another language and getting to know about another culture is rapidly gaining popularity with individuals between the ages of 16 and 20.   more ...

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Have You Got What It Takes To Thrive As An Expat?

Posted on Monday March 20, 2017 (10:01:36)
Rather than taking a chance by moving overseas for a work assignment, wouldn't it be helpful to find that you have got what it takes to thrive as an expat before they set off?

That's what researchers at one assessment recruitment specialist decided to see what the personal characteristics are that make for a successful expatriate.

The idea for the report is not just to help expats focus on what they need to do to succeed when overseas, but also to help multinational employers decide who will be right for a particular assignment.   more ...

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Is An Eco Home The Perfect Solution For Environmentally Friendly Expats?

Posted on Monday March 13, 2017 (10:29:29)
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An eco home is made of materials and techniques that diminish carbon footprints and reduce energy needs. These environmentally low-impact houses are made with materials such as glass that is composed of two to three layers with a vacuum between the layers to protect against heat loss; solar panels; wind turbines; geothermal heating; plants grown on the roof to regulate temperature, produce oxygen and reduce noise in the home; and a vegetable patch outside the home for growing food.   more ...

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A Short Guide For Disabled American Expats Moving Abroad

Posted on Wednesday March 08, 2017 (12:58:06)
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Statistics show that more than one billion people in the world are living with some type of disability. This amounts to almost 15 percent of the world’s population. Being disabled could lead to several challenges that are only exacerbated in new and unfamiliar situations. This especially applies to those traveling or living overseas.   more ...

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Going Home? What Expats Need To Consider Before Repatriation

Posted on Tuesday March 07, 2017 (10:44:23)
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Many of the steps that need to be taken are similar to the ones taken when moving abroad in the first place.

This means the expat will need to prepare themselves for repatriation. The first issue is to understand that by living overseas they have changed because if they believe they haven’t, they could be facing a rude awakening when they do return home.   more ...

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10 Countries Americans Can Easily Relocate To

Posted on Monday February 27, 2017 (11:18:33)
More and more Americans these days are open to travelling overseas for work and are also actively looking at relocating. Starting over can sometimes seems like a herculean task and yet so many people seem to be doing it these days. So why do you think moving countries and starting over from scratch are now the norm? It could be that people are drawn to the idea of adventure or the opportunity to explore new avenues.   more ...

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Expat News Round-Up February 2017

Posted on Saturday February 25, 2017 (00:50:17)
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Happiest countries for expats

The countries where expats are happiest has been revealed, and the best locations are not necessarily where expats earn the most money.

The survey is the latest from the expats' networking organisation InterNations which asked more than 14,000 expats in 191 countries about their personal happiness in their current home countries.   more ...


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Aetna International

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Bupa Global

At Bupa we have been helping individuals and families live longer, healthier, happier lives for over 60 years. We are trusted by expats in 190 different countries and have links with healthcare organisations throughout the world. So whether you're moving abroad for a change of career or a change of scene, with our international private health insurance you will always be in safe hands.

Cigna International

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