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Austria > Health


Why Austria's Healthcare System Is One Of The Best In The World

Monday August 19, 2019 (17:13:13)

The national healthcare system in Austria was first developed and implemented in 1956, around 10 years after the introduction of the NHS in the UK, and at a similar time to many other European countries. These systems were the product of new ideas about social welfare and were the first to decree that receiving healthcare services and medical aid is a fundamental human right.   more ...

Austria > Living


How To Make Friends In Austria

Monday August 12, 2019 (12:03:15)

We all know that it can be difficult to make new friends in a new country. Not only do you have to learn a new language and familiarise yourself with a different social etiquette, but you’ve also got to pluck up the confidence to introduce yourself and make conversation with strangers – a skill that may not come naturally or comfortably to us all at first! While it may not be first and foremost on your list when settling in, eventually you will begin to feel like socialising, and breaking the ice may suddenly become more daunting. We’ve compiled this article to guide you through the social norms in Austria, along with suggestions on how to meet people once you arrive.   more ...

Austria > Living


McVisa: The Surprising New Emergency Visa Assistance Option For Americans In Austria

Monday July 08, 2019 (16:54:01)

McDonald's is an icon that is synonymous with all things American. And as of Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, McDonald’s restaurants in Austria will be serving up a new speciality: emergency travel assistance.   more ...

Austria > Moving


What Might Austria's Labour Shortage Mean For Potential Expats?

Monday April 22, 2019 (11:46:27)

According to the most recent survey conducted by the Austrian Economic Chamber, a skilled labour shortage is hitting almost 90 percent of Austrian companies. This increases the workload for business owners and current staff, compromises the quality of service and decreases customer satisfaction. The situation has the potential for a decline in the economic success of Austrian companies in general, leading to decreases in sales and increases in costs.   more ...

Austria > Working


How To Get Accreditation To Teach English In Austria

Monday February 25, 2019 (12:46:05)

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) has long been recognised as a successful passport to working abroad. Native English speakers are preferred by language schools for obvious reasons, meaning it’s usually straightforward for properly-qualified, native speaking EFL teachers to find work.   more ...

Austria > Health


Moving To Austria As A Disabled Expat: What You Need To Know

Tuesday February 05, 2019 (11:01:16)

Emigrating is stressful enough without having to micro-manage every second, but when you have a disability, all decisions must be thought out and planned in minute detail. Failure to do so can lead to the exacerbation of already heightened stress and frustration. In order to limit such negative scenarios, research and planning is a must.   more ...

Austria > Financial


An Expat Guide To Banking In Austria

Friday December 08, 2017 (13:32:38)

The origin of modern day Austria, which has a population of 8.7 million people, can be traced back to the times of the Holy Roman Empire. It shares boundaries with Germany and Czech Republic on the northern side while to the south, we have Slovenia and Italy. Austria is flanked by Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Liechtenstein and Switzerland to the west. This Central European country is divided into nine states (known as Bundesländer in German). Austria is more than 83870 square kilometers, about 68 percent of which is situated 500 meters above sea level. Most of the country has a mountainous terrain, with the Alps taking up almost two thirds of the country's territory. Austria stands 12th in the world in terms of Gross Domestic Product.   more ...

Austria > Living


Nine Places You Should Visit While Living In Austria

Saturday May 06, 2017 (00:09:38)
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Bright blue skies, high green fields, glassy lakes, fresh mountain air, and rolling countryside will all immediately remind you of the picture perfect Austria. However, there is a lot more than meets the eye to this forward-looking, landlocked European nation than its scenic beauty. This country is located in Central Europe and is bordered by Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary. It has a high standard of living and is regarded as one of the safest places in the world.   more ...

Austria > Links


Austria - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Wednesday January 11, 2017 (12:23:38)
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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 Austria and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

Austria > Living


Moving To Austria? Here's How To Plan For The Winter

Tuesday November 08, 2016 (16:27:35)
(c) Nicolo Di Giovanni
The EU state of Austria is a founding member of the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). Austria offers its residents a high standard of living and good job opportunities. The country’s appeal is further enhanced by virtue of its warm and friendly population. Austria is a multicultural country and is home to a considerable international population.   more ...