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Ireland > Articles


Choosing Your Child's School In Dublin: A Guide For Expat Parents

Wednesday July 11, 2018 (13:55:05)

Navigating the school system of a new country can be daunting and put a lot of pressure on expat parents to find the best fit for their child both personally and in terms of getting the best education possible to help those children succeed. For many expat families, the question of where their children will go to school is one of the most important factors to consider in their move.   more ...

Finland > Articles


Registering For Right Of Residence In Finland: A Guide For EU Expats

Wednesday July 11, 2018 (13:51:58)

If you are planning to stay in Finland for longer than 90 days, you will need register your right of residence. This also applies if you are a citizen of the European Union or Liechtenstein. The application needs to be submitted within three months of you entering the country.   more ...

Philippines > Articles


What To Do When You First Arrive In The Philippines

Wednesday July 11, 2018 (13:44:28)

You’ve negotiated visas and vaccinations, packed up your home and belongings, and said goodbye to your family and friends. However, once you land in the Philippines, there’s a whole new set of essential steps for you to tackle.   more ...

Norway > Articles


Choosing Your Child's School In Oslo - A Guide For Expat Parents

Wednesday July 11, 2018 (13:31:24)

Norway’s capital has a reputation for being a great place to raise a family. The clean, safe city life is complimented by a national love of the great outdoors and ready access to Oslofjord.   more ...

Costa Rica > Articles

Costa Rica

Shopping In San Jose: A Guide For New Arrivals

Wednesday July 11, 2018 (13:21:45)

Visiting new countries is an incredible experience. Not only do you get to see new places and experience new things, you also have the chance to learn about the style and culture of those who inhabit the area. San José, Costa Rica’s capital, is no exception. Sitting in the Central Valley region, the city is well known for its Spanish colonial buildings, coffee and the volcanoes which sit to the north of the region. However, it’s Costa Rica’s tropical weather which makes it the perfect place for shopping.   more ...

United Kingdom > Articles

United Kingdom

Chinese Expat In London? How To Settle In And Make Friends

Wednesday July 11, 2018 (13:08:28)

As an expat, the hardest part of moving to a new country can be the ‘settling in’ phase, along with everything that goes with it. This could include any number of things, but expats often have to deal with factors such as culture shock and language barriers. These are on top of all the practical, tedious things such as getting all the correct paperwork filled out and applying for any necessary permits or licenses and so on. And that’s before you can even start to contemplate the bigger picture of your life, like a daily routine and making friends.   more ...

Netherlands > Articles


Moving To Amsterdam With Teenagers? Here’s What You Need To Think About

Wednesday July 11, 2018 (12:45:20)

As much as relocating to another country can be an exciting adventure, it can also be a challenge. For teenagers, whose lives are already filled with uncertainty and change, moving to another country can be incredibly overwhelming. Moving means changing school, making new friends and re-establishing an identity. However, moving to a place like Amsterdam provides a smorgasbord of fun new experiences and opportunities for a young person who has a bicycle to whizz around town.   more ...

Bulgaria > Articles


An Expat Guide To Energy Suppliers In Bulgaria

Wednesday July 11, 2018 (12:33:39)

The Bulgarian electricity market is highly regulated and dominated by a few major players. Those companies have created a monopoly in the country but despite this, prices remain at a reasonable level. There is no real competition that would allow the consumers to choose their supplier as there is only one licensed electricity provider per predetermined geographical area.   more ...

Thailand > Articles


Expat Crime Fiction In Bangkok: Recommended Reads

Wednesday July 11, 2018 (12:29:00)

Bangkok, Thailand, is a vibrant capital city known around the world for many things, from its exciting nightlife scene and stunning palaces, temples and pagodas, to spicy food, charming streets and friendly faces. However, over the past few years, Bangkok has added something new to what makes it so unique, and that’s the increasing popularity of crime fiction novels written by expats who know the city well. Foreigners – or farangs – have been living in Bangkok for decades, and it’s no surprise that they have brought their experiences and imagination to bookstores. Reading one of these mystery books will not only keep you turning page after page but will also make you feel as though you’re right in the center of neon-lit Bangkok.   more ...

Ireland > Articles


What Do Ireland's New Abortion Laws Mean For Expats?

Wednesday July 11, 2018 (12:19:10)

Access to sexual health, family planning and prenatal healthcare is a key consideration when deciding to relocate to another country. It’s important to know what your options are around pregnancy, including in difficult cases such as medical complications, crisis pregnancy or decision to terminate.   more ...