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Health

How To Look After Your Mental Health When Moving Abroad For Work

Posted on Monday September 09, 2019 (14:39:08)


When you move to another country, you can be so busy organising everything, so intent on getting to grips with your new location, and so focused on getting your feet on the ground that it can hard to set time aside for self-care. Even those with a regular self-care routine can find themselves feeling a range of complex emotions after moving to a new country.   more ...

General

Things To Consider When Moving Abroad: Suggestions From Expat Focus Readers

Posted on Tuesday September 03, 2019 (14:36:55)


ExpatFocus recently published an article which discussed the factors people should consider when they're thinking about moving abroad. The feedback received from readers was fantastic and we felt that those expats deserved to be heard!   more ...

General

Which Are The Best Countries For Expats' Digital Needs?

Posted on Monday August 26, 2019 (14:17:29)


The internet has become almost a life-sustaining requirement, like water, oxygen or sunlight. Just watch someone who has misplaced their mobile frantically tipping the house upside down to find it. Our phones are no longer just used for calls but for banking, messages and emails, social media and many other amazing things. However, any type of digital life is only possible if there is unrestricted access to the internet, online services and smooth cashless payments.   more ...

General

Expat Focus Brexit News Update August 2019

Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019 (20:20:57)


The summer of 2019 has obviously seen major ruptions in British politics, with Theresa May finally departing in a cloud of ignominy and, after a brief leadership tussle between Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson, being replaced by the latter. Max Hastings, of the Daily Telegraph and a friend of Johnson’s, said years ago that if this ever came to pass, he’d pack his bags and leave the country, but it remains to be seen where Hastings could actually go, given the state of limbo in which many of Britain’s expats across the EU still find themselves plunged.   more ...

General

Expat Focus International News Update August 2019

Posted on Monday August 19, 2019 (18:11:36)


The best expat countries for quality of life

The best places for expats to live in the world are, according to a survey, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The poll was undertaken by Numbeo, a global database of consumer prices, who found that Denmark is the most highly rated country for delivering the best quality of life for expats.   more ...

Financial

Expat Focus Financial Update August 2019

Posted on Monday August 19, 2019 (18:00:07)


More money lures young expats overseas

Young expats heading overseas on a work assignment could see a 35% salary boost, a survey reveals. According to the HSBC report, their salary rises from $40,358 to $54,484 (£33,204 to £44,826), on average.   more ...

Health

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update August 2019

Posted on Monday August 19, 2019 (16:35:20)


New safety report from Riskline targets female expats

A series of travel safety report aimed at female expats and business travellers have been unveiled by travel advisors Riskline. With more than 220 countries and regions being covered, researchers have provided details of local laws and customs, as well as safety concerns.   more ...

General

What Effect Do Immigration Quotas Actually Have On Levels Of Immigration?

Posted on Monday August 19, 2019 (16:21:40)


This question is often a hot-button political issue, with immigration quotas forming a core part of right-wing electoral agendas in particular. Brookings’ 2018 report on immigration says:


“Immigration policy is often hotly debated for a variety of reasons that have little to do with a careful assessment of the evidence.”

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Employment

How To Deal With International Assignments As A Working Mother

Posted on Monday August 12, 2019 (11:03:11)


Juggling work and family life is a perennial source of stress, especially if you’re a mum! Women traditionally still take on the bulk of household work, child-rearing, and what is sometimes called ‘emotional labour’ – that is, the work women tend to do in maintaining the household, such as keeping track of the kids’ medical appointments, sports days and all the small-but-crucial elements which make up family life.   more ...

General

What Is The World’s Best City For Expat Quality Of Life?

Posted on Thursday August 08, 2019 (09:51:05)


Anyone who has ever considered moving abroad will inevitably have spent a lot of time thinking about the impact such a move might have on their living standards. Of course, what constitutes a good quality of life for one individual or family may be different from another. Generally speaking, though, there are some good ways of measuring quality of life, such as local education, job opportunities, access to services, transport and housing.   more ...



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