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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update September 2017

Posted on Monday September 18, 2017 (08:08:07)
Employers overlooking repatriates’ wellbeing

Employers are being accused of overlooking the emotional and mental wellbeing of their expat staff who are returning from overseas assignments.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update September 2017

Posted on Friday September 15, 2017 (09:42:15)
US and UK least favourite expat destinations

In a survey of expats around the world asking them which is their favourite destination, the US and UK have both fallen significantly since the last survey.

Bahrain was voted into first place by the 12,500 expats questioned in 188 countries. In second place was Costa Rica, followed by Mexico, Taiwan and Portugal. The top 10 also features New Zealand, Malta, Columbia and Singapore and Spain.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update August 2017

Posted on Friday August 25, 2017 (09:17:05)
EU expats allowed to remain in UK

Plans have been outlined by the UK government that will enable EU expats to remain in the country after Brexit. Those who have lived in the UK for at least five years can apply for ‘settled status’.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update August 2017

Posted on Thursday August 24, 2017 (11:21:05)
Most expensive countries for international healthcare

The costs for health insurance that expats should be expecting to pay in countries around the world have been revealed in a new report.   more ...

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The World's Top Ten Cities For Quality of Life

Posted on Friday August 18, 2017 (15:42:05)
The elements that make a good quality of life are difficult to pin down, and different for each person. Not only that, they change as we age, so that our teenage paradise might be our mid-life hell.   more ...

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What To Expect When Moving Abroad With Your Significant Other

Posted on Friday August 11, 2017 (16:38:28)
Alain de Botton believes the reason so many relationships today turn sour is because we expect too much from our partners. While this idea often holds true at home, it is especially pertinent for couples moving abroad. Contemporary society, de Botton says, propagates the notion that it is possible for our romantic relationships to be consistently filled with both love and practicality, tenderness and passion, stability and excitement. We expect our partners to be responsible with money, and yet fiery in love; independent and yet perpetually supportive; faithful and yet fun.   more ...

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Is It Safe To Move Abroad As A Single Woman?

Posted on Friday August 11, 2017 (15:43:14)
Moving to a new country or city on your own is never easy, and for some demographic groups, it can be more difficult than for others. Today more than ever before, the expat life is not just restricted to single men and couples; a lot of single women are also choosing to live overseas as well. Many women are making the move in order to pursue better career and work options, while others are moving overseas simply because they’ve always wanted to travel and experience new cultures. Many are leaving high-stress jobs for an opportunity to enjoy a better work-life balance in a new environment.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update July 2017

Posted on Tuesday July 25, 2017 (15:23:51)
British expats could lose right to move

While Brexit negotiations are ongoing, it appears that British expats currently living in Europe could lose their rights to move to another EU state.

The issue has arisen during technical discussions, with the EU making clear it will not move from its position without a reciprocal proposal for those European nationals who are currently living in the UK.   more ...

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International - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Posted on Tuesday July 25, 2017 (14:09:55)
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 international social media accounts that will give you the travel bug.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update July 2017

Posted on Friday July 21, 2017 (14:47:02)
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British expats will keep health benefits

The UK government has set out to reassure around 1.2 million British expats living in the European Union that they will try to ensure they will retain their access to free healthcare in the countries where they now live after Brexit.

In addition, the government says it will look to 'uprate' the state pension and other benefits - essentially, the government says the pensions will not be frozen as they are for some Brits in other countries.   more ...