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Highlights From The Expat Insider Survey 2018

Posted on Monday November 12, 2018 (14:26:35)

Expat Insider is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive surveys on life abroad. This year, a grand total of 18,135 expats from all across the world participated in the survey. Some 178 nationalities took part, spread across 187 countries or territories, including more than 1,600 participants in Germany and just one each in Greenland and Equatorial Guinea. The accumulated data provides a unique insight into life abroad in 2018. Some results are as expected, while others are rather surprising.   more ...

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What Would A No-Deal Brexit Mean For British Expats?

Posted on Thursday November 01, 2018 (12:18:17)

There was a long-running game-show in the UK, with a simple premise and a catchy title. Deal Or No Deal invited players to open a series of sealed boxes, each containing a cash amount. They could make a deal and walk away with this money; or players could refuse the deal and risk it all to chase a bigger, elusive jackpot.   more ...

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Which Type Of Expat Are You?

Posted on Thursday October 25, 2018 (10:23:35)

Choosing to venture into the life of an expat is not always an easy decision; there are different cultures, new languages, strange currencies, unique foods and moving boxes galore to think about.

However, once you overcome the initial hurdles, the way forward can be bright and promising, packed with new adventures and hidden gems. All you have to do is start exploring.   more ...

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What Might Happen To Your Pension In The Event Of A No-Deal Brexit?

Posted on Wednesday October 17, 2018 (12:43:55)

Brexit and its ramifications are obviously on many people’s minds at the moment, given the substantial uncertainty over a range of issues, including financial ones.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update October 2018

Posted on Wednesday October 17, 2018 (12:28:40)

UK to recruit Australian doctors

In a bid to beat a chronic shortage of GPs, the NHS in the UK is set to offer a package worth up to £18,500 to entice Australian GPs to the country.

A GP recruitment mission will head ‘down under’ with the aim of targeting British doctors who have left the NHS to work in Australia and also to attract Australian GPs who may be tempted by the opportunity of working in England.   more ...

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What Is Expat Fatigue And How Can You Deal With It?

Posted on Wednesday October 10, 2018 (13:49:44)

Living abroad can be a marvelous adventure. Expats often experience a honeymoon period, where everything about their adopted country seems enchanting and any niggles can be swept under the carpet in the excitement of moving abroad. However, as time moves on, it can be a different story – like a marriage that, once the honeymoon is over, settles down into a routine where the irritating habits of your partner can become glaring and magnified - and which can sometimes end in divorce!   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update September 2018

Posted on Wednesday September 19, 2018 (18:50:12)

Expats vote Bahrain as the best place to live

For the second year running, expat workers in Bahrain have placed it as the best place to live and work. The findings from the Expat Insider survey rate the Gulf state's friendliness and they say that making a good life there is easy to do. The remainder of the top five places are Taiwan, Ecuador, Mexico and Singapore.   more ...

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What Does The Latest Brexit News Mean For British Expats' EU Pensions?

Posted on Wednesday September 05, 2018 (16:55:51)

A source of heavy debate and speculation for British citizens in recent years, Brexit and its consequences have been widely discussed. The decision to leave the EU has sparked fierce and continuous debate, whilst the exact outcome is still hard to concisely predict. The latest news on Brexit has sent out fresh waves of concern and dismay for the British expat community, amidst worrying reports that it could become essentially illegal to pay private pensions to retired British expats living abroad if the UK fails to secure a trade deal.   more ...

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The EHIC Card - What Is It And How Does It Work?

Posted on Wednesday September 05, 2018 (16:26:43)

The European Health Insurance (EHIC) Card, which replaced the old E111 certificate in 2005, gives you access to state-provided medical insurance across the European Union, along with 27 million other people. We’ll be looking at how to get one, the kind of treatment it entitles you to, and – if you’re British – how Brexit is likely to affect you and your EHIC card.   more ...

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New Research Suggests The Best Way To Fit In Abroad Is To Stand Out

Posted on Wednesday August 29, 2018 (18:43:31)

If you’re going to work abroad, there will come a time when you’ll have a discussion with your colleagues about different cultural customs and workplace practices. Perhaps you’ll have this discussion even before you start your new job; after all, there are lots of forums and online advice about ‘fitting in’ and not rocking the cultural boat. When working in Central Asia, for instance, Liz, an EFL teacher from the UK was “counseled against blowing my nose in public, which was easy enough to achieve up until the point when a heavy cold rendered it unavoidable: I apologised profusely and had to be reassured by my polite co-workers.”   more ...

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