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Articles > United States (USA)

United States (USA)

5 Fantastic Road Trips For Expats In The USA

Posted on Monday March 27, 2017 (11:22:37)
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There is so much to see, do and experience in the United States of America, and a road trip is an excellent way to enjoy the beauty as well as the culture of this country. These journeys are a great way to soak in the sights of sparkling waters, breathtaking mountains, natural forests, seasonal foliage, and historic structures. Hitting an open road is one of the greatest pleasures for someone who loves driving, regardless of the destination. The best part is that you don’t have to drive a long distance to find a great highway, as the US is full of them.   more ...

Articles > Financial

Financial

How To Repay Your UK Student Loan While Living Abroad

Posted on Monday March 27, 2017 (10:22:36)
The trend of seeking admission in foreign universities is on the rise all across the globe. Students from around the world are now making the decision to study overseas, even if the education system in their home country is excellent. There are numerous advantages to this, which include getting an international degree, gaining exposure to a different culture, leading a novel lifestyle, and interacting with new people. However, these benefits come at a premium and not everyone can afford to study in a foreign university.   more ...

Articles > General

General

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 ...

Articles > Spain

Spain

An Overview Of Basic Healthcare For Expats In Spain

Posted on Friday March 24, 2017 (10:24:58)
Public healthcare

The public healthcare system in Spain has recently been rated one of the world’s best. Waiting times are low and there are four general practitioners to every one thousand people.

Expats living and working in Spain can expect free healthcare providing they pay their social security contributions, which is obligatory. The Spanish social security system includes services such as healthcare, pensions, and unemployment benefits. In 2015 it was recorded that there are 1.6 million foreigners registered with the Spanish social security system.   more ...

Articles > France

France

A Simple Guide To The French Healthcare System

Posted on Friday March 24, 2017 (09:58:21)
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Overview

The French health system is rated one of the best in Europe. The state controls health expenditures funded by statutory health contributions. Statutory health insurance (SHI) is mainly financed by employer and employee taxes, but also taxes from tobacco and alcohol, health insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry. Public health care is available to everyone in France regardless of their income. It is obligatory for those earning over EUR 9,654 a year to pay 8% of their income in social security contributions. Those people on lower incomes will receive free health care, including optician and dental care. An estimated 10% of the population require this support.   more ...

Articles > Qatar

Qatar

Ten Things You Should Know Before Relocating to Qatar

Posted on Friday March 24, 2017 (09:31:07)
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Living in Qatar can be quite the cultural experience, as you get to explore the ways of a new country that might be in many ways deeply different from your own. In 2013, Qatar was listed as the world’s richest country by Forbes, and according to the United Nations Development Program, it has had the highest human development. It is believed that over 500 expats arrive in Qatar daily. So, Qatar is home to a multitude of expats who have relocated here for work, and those who are drawn to its fabled life of luxury.   more ...

Articles > United Kingdom (UK)

United Kingdom (UK)

American Schools In London: A Guide For Expat Parents

Posted on Friday March 24, 2017 (09:12:16)
Moving to London can be a daunting task, especially when you consider all the familiar things you’ll be leaving behind. It can also be a stressful process for families with children who are currently in education. The American schooling system differs greatly from the schooling system in London. The classes, grading methods, timetables, uniforms and general way of teaching are all different from what American children will be used to. Many expats who have moved to London therefore choose to send their children to American schools, which enables them to continue their education on more familiar ground.   more ...

Articles > General

General

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 ...

Articles > Japan

Japan

Japan - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Posted on Wednesday March 22, 2017 (10:28:51)
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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 countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Japan and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

Articles > Jordan

Jordan

Jordan - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Posted on Tuesday March 21, 2017 (10:58:02)
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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 countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Jordan and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...


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