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Switzerland > Articles


Health Insurance In Switzerland - A Guide For Expats

Posted on Friday February 16, 2018 (10:58:23)

It might be easy to assume that all European countries fund and deliver their healthcare services in a similar way, but Switzerland’s health insurance system is a good reminder that expats need to fully plan all areas of their relocation if they want to avoid unexpected bills.   more ...

Trinidad and Tobago > Articles

Trinidad and Tobago

Fun Activities For Expat Kids In Trinidad And Tobago

Posted on Friday February 16, 2018 (10:53:09)

Moving to Trinidad and Tobago will be a big adventure; there are fun things for all the family to do there.   more ...

Singapore > Articles


Homeware Shopping In Singapore - A Guide For New Expats

Posted on Tuesday February 13, 2018 (09:48:38)

What makes a home a home? If you’re moving to a new country, even temporarily, you will want to be able to make your home a haven; an oasis of calm to return to. With people's personal tastes varying so vastly, there is a good chance that one person’s idea of chic decor is your worst nightmare. Nobody wants to come home at the end of the day and be surrounded by items that they consider unsightly.   more ...

Germany > Articles


Challenges Expats Face In Germany And How To Address Them

Posted on Tuesday February 13, 2018 (09:24:31)

“If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?”
― T.S. Eliot

Of all the sentences T.S. Eliot wrote, this one might be most relevant to the expat experience. As an expat in Germany, you may often feel that you are in over your head. Reinventing your career, your networks and your expectations while learning a new language can feel overwhelming, to say the least. However, with every challenge comes growth. These challenges may make you a stronger and more perseverant person than you were before you arrived.   more ...

Argentina > Articles


Argentinian Customs And Traditions: A Guide For New Expats

Posted on Monday February 12, 2018 (08:18:17)

When arriving in a new country, there is a lot to learn. Customs and traditions can be very different to those you are used to, and it’s easy to get them wrong. However, in Argentina, the warm and welcoming society will help you get quickly acclimatised.   more ...

Thailand > Articles


An Expat Guide To Visas In Thailand

Posted on Monday February 12, 2018 (08:09:12)

The Kingdom of Thailand has implemented a set of visa and work permit controls for visitors and those who wish to settle there.   more ...

Netherlands > Articles


The Student Hotel: Accommodation For Life-Long Learners And Explorers

Posted on Friday February 09, 2018 (15:16:52)

In a former publishing house, east of Amsterdam’s city centre, the tip-tap of a table tennis game snaps back and forth through the air. There are comfy sofas, a retro photo booth, a shiny black foosball table and a curtained-off area with a TV that is never switched off. A launderette with a six-foot-high pin board for lost socks is located around the corner, and a bike shed is housed in the basement.   more ...

Belgium > Articles


An Expat Guide To Taxes In Belgium

Posted on Thursday February 08, 2018 (08:36:58)

As well as the waffles, fries, chocolate and beer, Belgium is famous for its high taxes. However, if you understand the rules that apply, you can plan your financial affairs accordingly. Here, we set out the important basics to consider.   more ...

Chile > Articles


An Expat Guide To Healthcare In Chile

Posted on Thursday February 08, 2018 (08:29:17)

Chile’s healthcare system has been voted one of the best in Latin America. Medical care is available to both Chilean people and expats at affordable rates. The Chilean healthcare system is divided between public and private medical institutions, and your insurance plan and income level will determine where you go for treatment.   more ...

Netherlands > Articles


The Expatriate Archive Centre: A Dutch Home For The Stories Of Expatriates Worldwide

Posted on Tuesday February 06, 2018 (10:30:44)

In 1992, as the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company (also known as Shell) prepared to celebrate its centenary, the wives of several senior expatriate employees felt that they too deserved recognition. These wives had made this success possible, after all. They had supported their partners each step of the way, adjusting family life as best they could to new and challenging territories, where oil was rich but creating a home was daunting. Their stories deserved to be chronicled.

These women initiated a call-out to other Shell spouses in 80 different countries, asking them to share their experiences. When this resulted in mail boxes bursting with material, the wives knew they had struck something special.   more ...