±A - Join Our Community

Learn from the experiences of other expats and make new friends in our disccussion forums and Facebook groups

±A - Cigna

±A - Read Our Guide

The Expat Focus Guide to Moving Abroad contains everything you need to know when planning an international relocation available now, completely free

±A - Compare Quotes and Save

Find the best health insurance provider or foreign currency transfer specialist by comparing free quotes

±A - Listen to the Podcast

The Expat Focus podcast features interviews with expats living abroad and service providers meeting their needs subscribe today!

±A - Expert Financial

From our tax, investment and FX partners

±A - ExpatFocus Partners

Expat Focus Partners
Become a Partner. Click Here.


Articles > Employment


Relocating Abroad For Work? Here's How To Survive The Process

Posted on Thursday August 16, 2018 (08:15:17)

There are few things in life more stressful than moving to a new house; packing up everything you own and shifting it to another location. It’s not just the practicalities, but the emotional wrench of severing existing ties and setting off into the unknown.   more ...

Articles > Employment


Why Are So Many Expat Businesspeople Moving To The Asia-Pacific Region?

Posted on Wednesday May 17, 2017 (17:18:30)
(c) skeeze on Pixabay

Europe and North America have been regarded as the top expat destinations for people from around the world for many decades. However, over the last few years political situations across these continents have caused a number of potential immigrants to look for other places where they can live and work or run their businesses.   more ...

Articles > Employment


Should You Ever Turn Down An Expat Assignment?

Posted on Wednesday May 17, 2017 (16:04:59)
(c) rawpixel on Pixabay

There are a range of reasons for not agreeing to take on an expat assignment, but will disagreeing set you back in your career?

Research points to an alarmingly high turnover of expats once they return to their home workplace. One study says that within a year of returning to their employer, 38% will leave and take their experience to a new firm.   more ...

Articles > Employment


Why Moving Abroad Will Make You A Better Businessperson

Posted on Monday May 15, 2017 (17:52:17)
(c) freephotocc on Pixabay

Stepping out of one’s comfort zone can be a challenge for any professional, including an entrepreneur. However, research shows that moving to a different country for education or work can actually improve your business acumen.

It is a well known fact that professionals with some amount of international experience stand out from their competitors in terms of many functional and behavioral skills. That’s why many people choose to take up training courses, internships, assignments, or job offers in other nations.   more ...

Articles > Employment


The Ten Best Cities In The World For Expat Businesses

Posted on Monday May 15, 2017 (17:19:35)
(c) StartupStockPhotos on Pixabay

Many people would love to live abroad, often in a specific country or part of the world, but find it difficult to do so because of a lack of suitable job opportunities there. For those who don’t want to wait till they retire to act on these dreams, a great option is to move abroad as an entrepreneur. Of course, both the expat life and the entrepreneur life are full of challenges and neither should be jumped into casually. When you combine the two, you are essentially doubling the risks and challenges, and should therefore be particularly thorough in your research and planning.   more ...

Articles > Employment


The Seven Best Countries For Work-Life Balance

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (19:33:23)
(c) jill111 on Pixabay

It’s a big decision to say goodbye to your life at home, packing up your possessions, disrupting your routine and leaving behind friends. So it would be a great shame to go through all that turmoil without reaping any of the benefits of living overseas.   more ...

Articles > Employment


What Should Expats Ask Their Employers Before Signing A Contract?

Posted on Wednesday May 10, 2017 (12:45:12)
(c) Unsplash

Living expenses may vary dramatically in a new country, which means expats need to understand the costs involved.

For instance, their housing and healthcare needs must be met and if they are travelling around then there will be expenses incurred as well; for those with families, education and schooling costs will also need to be met.   more ...

Articles > Employment


Could An Adult Internship Kickstart Your Expat Career?

Posted on Tuesday April 04, 2017 (12:47:38)
(c) edar on Pixabay

The majority of expats travel for work. Usually to take on a job that they have applied for, sat through rounds of interviews for, and worked toward for a number of years.

Heading out to a far-flung regional office to run a prestigious project or take control of the high-flying sales team might be the pinnacle of a career. Or it could be the stepping stone that takes an expat from middle management into the boardroom.   more ...

Articles > Employment


Dealing With A Failed Assignment As An Expat

Posted on Friday March 31, 2017 (14:49:48)
(c) c_conn on Flickr

Being asked to undertake an international assignment is an exciting proposition for most people and it can be a hugely rewarding one for them and their employer.

However, an expat assignment can be a risky endeavour as well and, according to one organisation, around 50% of expat assignments will end in failure.   more ...

Articles > Employment


Interview With Tom Southgate, Regional Business Manager of Randstad MENA

Posted on Thursday March 16, 2017 (14:26:26)
Tom Southgate

Are the Middle East and North Africa growing as expat destinations? What are the main things that draw people to work there?

The MENA region and Dubai specifically, is still an appealing area for expats who are considering relocating, but definitely not to the same extent as before.   more ...

Expat Health Insurance Partners

Bupa Global

Bupa Global is one of the world’s largest international health insurers. We offer direct access to over 1.2m medical providers worldwide, and we settle directly with them so you don’t have to pay up front for your treatment. We provide access to leading specialists without the need to see your family doctor first and ensure that you have the same level of cover wherever you might be, home or away.

Cigna International

Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.