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Argentina

Argentina - Recommended Blogs

Posted on Friday July 01, 2016 (09:25:01)
(c) Adam63 on Wikipedia
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 Argentina and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

General

Are These The Worst European Cities To Live In As An Expat?

Posted on Friday July 01, 2016 (09:11:48)
(c) FreeUsername1313 on Wikipedia
Europe has always been one of the most popular expat destinations. Many of its countries are known for their high-quality lifestyle, rich history, diverse culture, colorful cities, modern infrastructure, and scenic countryside. This is why professionals, students and retirees from around the world are attracted to this continent.

However, don’t pack your bag and get ready to hop on to a jet plane at the first chance to move to Europe. Life on this continent isn’t a bed of roses for all outsiders.   more ...

Australia

A Guide To The Indigenous Languages Of Australia

Posted on Friday July 01, 2016 (07:11:38)
(c) nosha on Flickr
Australia doesn’t have an official language in spite of the fact that the country is largely monolingual and English is used as the de facto national language as well as the language of business. More than 75% of the local population claim English as their mother tongue.   more ...

General

Ten Common Expat Goals, And How To Achieve Them

Posted on Thursday June 30, 2016 (07:35:05)
(c) Moyan_Brenn on Flickr
There’s a piece of popular wisdom that talks about how people with goals have a higher tendency to succeed in the long run, mainly because they know where they are going. This view has a certain amount of truth to it; having any type of objective, whether it is related to your personal or professional life, makes things a lot more interesting and keeps you on your toes.   more ...

Portugal

Portugal - Recommended Blogs

Posted on Wednesday June 29, 2016 (08:13:57)
(c) Rul Bittencourt on Flickr
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 Portugal and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

Netherlands (Holland)

Netherlands - Recommended Blogs

Posted on Monday June 27, 2016 (03:54:04)
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 Netherlands and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.

Invading Holland
http://www.invadingholland.com/

An incredibly funny and often pathos filled account of 15 years in Amsterdam, illustrated with witty cartoons.   more ...

Education

Interview With Bruce Ashton, Head of School, International Preparatory School, Mauritius

Posted on Friday June 24, 2016 (05:23:47)
Bruce Ashton
What were your first impressions of Mauritius?

I was really surprised by what I saw when I first arrived. Mauritius is modern and progressive in so many ways, but there are also many reminders of the past. There are lots of museums which tell the stories of how indentured workers first came to work here on the sugar cane plantations. You can still see the buildings where the sugar cane was processed.   more ...

Japan

Japan Is Seeking More Expats - Could You Be One Of Them?

Posted on Friday June 24, 2016 (04:55:19)
(c) Moyan Brenn on Wikipedia
The Land of the Rising Sun was once a shining beacon of high-tech innovation with an economy that burned brightly. Sadly, this has not lasted. After the boom, the inevitable bust has lead to a long-lasting decline.   more ...

United Kingdom (UK)

How Much Do EU Migrants Really Use The UK's Welfare System?

Posted on Wednesday June 22, 2016 (08:44:38)
(c) Creative Commons Footages, Music, Templates, Plugins on YouTube
Anyone with half an ear pointed toward the UK will hear the hue and cry of intense political debate. In the halls of power, over the airwaves and on the streets of towns across the nation, Brits are loudly voicing their opinions and critiquing those of their neighbours, arguing furiously.   more ...

General

Which Are The Least Expensive Cities To Relocate To Worldwide?

Posted on Friday June 17, 2016 (09:19:16)
(c) Nico2Panama on Wikipedia
Relocation is of course not as simple as just changing your location; there’s a long list of things to consider when relocating, including culture, climate, language, infrastructure, safety, political and economic stability. However, near the top of the index is the cost of living. No matter where you live, you’ll always want to stretch your dollars to the furthest limit.   more ...

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