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Singapore

Review - Singapore Salvation

Posted by: scar on Friday January 08, 2016 (08:46:05)
Singapore Salvation
Singapore Salvation is the second book in a series by Jennifer Burge, describing her experience of life as an expat in various countries.

Having moved away from the Netherlands where she met her partner, in Singapore Salvation Burge arrives in Asia and sets about beginning a new life in Singapore.   more ...

International

Review - The Essential Vegan Travel Guide

Posted by: scar on Tuesday January 05, 2016 (06:51:46)
The Essential Vegan Travel Guide
Moving abroad is hard enough at the best of times. Knowing that you’ll be facing the challenges of culture shock, being away from your family and friends, and probably either starting a new job or moving into a different position in your current company, does not make for the easiest of periods.

Add to that the adventures of dealing with a whole new cuisine, and it’s fair to say that a considerable proportion of expats will feel somewhat daunted.   more ...

Portugal

Interview With Gabrielle Collison, Author of Buying Property in Portugal

Posted by: scar on Wednesday November 18, 2015 (07:56:49)
Gabrielle Collison
Gabrielle, can you tell us something about your background and what prompted you to write "Buying Property in Portugal"?

I was born in London and attended Nonsuch High School for Girls in Cheam. Being a rather free-spirited person, and finding the constraints and curriculum of an all girls grammar school a bit too much, I left at 16 to start a job in structural engineering in London. However, I later returned to academic life and studied Sports Science at university to post-graduate level.   more ...

International

Interview With Tina Quick, Author of The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition

Posted by: scar on Wednesday November 18, 2015 (07:40:02)
Tina Quick
Tina, can you tell us something about your background and what prompted you to write "The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition"?

I am a third culture kid (TCK) myself. My father was in the military and I once asked my parents how many moves I had made by the time Dad retired. It turns out that I had moved 15 times by age 13. My husband and I have raised our own TCK daughters across four cultures and continents.   more ...

Portugal

Interview With Expat Author Gabrielle Collison

Posted by: scar on Thursday November 12, 2015 (11:35:59)
Gabrielle Collison
Gabrielle, please tell us a bit about yourself.

A Londoner by birth, I later moved out to Surrey where I attended Nonsuch High School for Girls in Cheam. Being a rather free-spirited person and finding the constraints and curriculum of an all girls’ grammar school a bit too much, I left at 16 (to the probable consternation of my headmistress) and started an apprenticeship in structural engineering in London.   more ...

International

Interview with Expat Author Diane Lemieux

Posted by: scar on Thursday November 12, 2015 (11:31:41)
Diane Lemieux
Diane, please tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Diane Lemieux. I’ve lived in 11 countries, including Canada where I was born, and Nigeria where I am now. I speak four languages (and studied two more that I have since forgotten). And I’ve been an ‘expat’ everything: kid, teenager, employee, student, mom, love-pat, re-pat… Most advice to new writers will include the adage: ‘write what you know’. So I write about cultures and global mobility. I also like to write about adventurous, creative and somehow international individuals who inspire me.   more ...

International

Interview With Gabi and Skip Yetter, Expat Authors

Posted by: scar on Thursday November 12, 2015 (11:06:05)
Skip & Gabi Yetter
Tell us a bit about yourselves - where did you move from, where are you living now, and what prompted you to make the move?

I (Gabi) am English and Skip is American (from Boston). We are both former journalists and business executives who love to travel and experience other cultures. We met when we both worked for the same company in the U.S. and, after a number of years and multiple experiences, got married in 2006 and went on honeymoon to Thailand.   more ...

International

10 Books That Will Make You Want To Move Abroad

Posted by: scar on Wednesday October 28, 2015 (08:24:07)
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The decision to move abroad is a tough one and will, in all likelihood, completely change the direction of your life. The opportunity to move may come with a new job, or you could just be moving for a change of scenery. The chance to interact and intersect with a new culture, a whole new set of friends, the chance to step out of your comfort zone and find yourself, to go on brand new adventures - these are all the great rewards of an international move.   more ...

International

Review - Bringing Up A Bilingual Child

Posted by: scar on Monday October 26, 2015 (10:51:21)
Bringing Up A Bilingual Child by Rita Rosenback
Learning a new language is frequently a large part of the experience of being an expat. For adults, this might involve taking some courses before making the move, immersing yourself in the culture once you're there, and practising until you're fluent – or at least conversational.

Moving abroad with children presents a whole new set of challenges, however. Not least among these is bringing up your children to speak multiple languages.   more ...

Fiction

Interview with Annabel Kantaria, Author of Coming Home

Posted by: Carole on Friday August 28, 2015 (11:11:36)
Expat Focus talks to Annabel Kantaria a British journalist and author living in Dubai.

In 2013, she won the inaugural Montegrappa Prize for First Fiction at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Her work caught the critical eye of top London agent Luigi Bonomi and Annabel went on to secure a three-book contract with Harlequin’s MIRA. Her debut novel, Coming Home (MIRA, May 2015), is the reworked version of the prize-winning manuscript.   more ...

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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

Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.