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Articles > General

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What Do Americans Miss The Most When They Move Abroad?

Posted on Monday February 06, 2017 (10:32:14)
(c) josealbafotos on Pixabay
Moving to a new country can bring up a mix of emotions. It can be exciting and worrying at the same time. The transition can be an emotional rollercoaster, but when things settle down a bit, you will start viewing the overall experience as an overwhelmingly positive one. There are numerous benefits to moving overseas.   more ...

Articles > United States (USA)

United States (USA)

USA - Recommended Blogs

Posted on Friday February 03, 2017 (10:53:13)
(c) Unsplash on Pixabay
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 the USA and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

Articles > United Kingdom (UK)

United Kingdom (UK)

Visa Diaries: Packed for Exile

Posted on Friday February 03, 2017 (10:42:58)
(c) chrisfleming on Flickr
by Genevieve Rogis

Over the next few months, I will be applying for an unmarried partner visa in the UK.

I am an Australian citizen, and I have lived in the UK for six years, and lived with my partner, Andy, for nearly three. I started on a Tier 5 working holiday visa, before moving to a Tier 2, sponsored by my employer. After three years, I switched to a Tier 4 student visa. This will be my fourth visa application.   more ...

Articles > Canada

Canada

Canada - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Posted on Friday February 03, 2017 (10:32:44)
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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 Canada and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

Articles > Health

Health

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 03 February 2017

Posted on Friday February 03, 2017 (10:21:07)
Health insurance premiums could rocket by 60%

Expats living and working in Switzerland are being warned that the price for their health insurance premiums could double over the next 13 years.

The warning comes from a report published by EY Switzerland, a business organisation, which says that the premiums could become unaffordable for many Swiss people.   more ...

Articles > Caribbean

Caribbean

The Caribbean - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Posted on Wednesday February 01, 2017 (10:29:44)
(c) Pexels
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 the Caribbean and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

Articles > Italy

Italy

An Expat Guide To The Regional Cuisines Of Italy

Posted on Wednesday February 01, 2017 (10:16:46)
Moving to or visiting Italy the visitor will soon discover that there is a much wider range of culinary delights to enjoy and, interestingly, they vary hugely around the different regions. These regional offerings reflect the impressive range of foods and ingredients available to that area and there is always something for everyone to enjoy.   more ...

Articles > Indonesia

Indonesia

An Expat Guide To The Islands Of Indonesia

Posted on Tuesday January 31, 2017 (10:41:58)
(c) Jialiang Gao (peace-on-earth.org)
Sitting across the equator and between two oceans, it’s almost as if Indonesia is purposefully trying to defy easy description. Although a single flag flutters over the nation, its islands, people, business and politics are all rich and varied. It has land borders with Malaysia and Papua New Guinea, but is also the world’s largest archipelago. Many of the islands are untouched tropical paradises, but Indonesia’s 240 million inhabitants also make the country the fourth most populous in the world.   more ...

Articles > General

General

An Expat Guide To Responsible Volunteering

Posted on Tuesday January 31, 2017 (10:18:27)
(c) US Fish and Wildlife Service on Flickr
There are a number of organizations overseas that offer volunteering opportunities, and there has been a rise in the level of interest from people who wish to do something worthwhile during their stay abroad. Volunteering can be a rewarding and life-changing experience, and also an opportunity to explore a different culture and become acquainted with the local people.   more ...

Articles > New Zealand

New Zealand

An Expat Guide To Eco Villages In New Zealand

Posted on Monday January 30, 2017 (10:07:24)
(c) W. L. Tarbert on Wikipedia
Eco villages are intentional communities created with the aim of becoming more sustainable, socially, economically and ecologically. They usually have a population of about 50 to 150 people. Some eco villages may be smaller or larger, with up to 2000 people, and exist as part of smaller sub communities. There are some eco villages that have grown by adding new individuals, families or small groups that are not necessarily members, living on the periphery of the eco village and taking part in the community.   more ...

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