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6 Tips For Moving Abroad With Your Kids

Posted on Tuesday April 10, 2012 (00:02:12)


Moving is one of the most stressful things you can do, if you add children into the mix and you’re moving to a new country it’s going to be very overwhelming. Of course it’s not impossible and with a little organisation and forward planning you’ll make the whole process a little bit easier but no one is going to blame you if you need a little meltdown from time to time.

If you are moving abroad with younger children here are a few tips to make the whole thing go a little easier.

Explain why

Whether you’re moving for a new job, a better style of life or even heading back to your partners home country you’re going to know why you’re moving. You need to make sure the kids understand why too, they might understand they’re moving to a new country, that they’re leaving their old house and friends behind but if they understand why it’s all happening they’ll find it a lot easier.   more ...

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10 Things to Remember When Moving Abroad

Posted on Saturday April 07, 2012 (02:09:58)


Courtesy of Bishop’s Move

If you are planning to move abroad this year, there are many things to remember before embarking on your adventure. Apart from choosing the right international removal company, much preparation and organization is required before you leave. Use this checklist of things you need to remember when moving abroad to make sure that everything is covered before getting on your plane.

1. First of all, make sure to arrange your transport. Whether you are travelling by train, plane or car, ensure that you have booked your trip well in advance.

2. Check if your passports are still valid and that there is still a proper amount of time left before they expire. You might need to return home for an unexpected reason. Also remember to apply for the appropriate visas that you need to enter the country you are moving to.   more ...

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Judy Rickatson, Social Media Director at Families in Global Transition

Posted on Tuesday January 17, 2012 (06:41:57)
Judy Rickatson

Judy, can you tell us a bit about who you are and your background as an expat?

I guess you could call me a professional trailing spouse. I was born and raised in the UK and unwittingly married a Third Culture Kid. Soon after, we immigrated to Canada where I built a successful career in real estate. When my son was 9 years old my husband’s job took us to Azerbaijan just after its independence from the Soviet Union, which was a huge culture shock, but also a life-changing experience (in a good way!)   more ...

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Tai Aguirre, Producer and Host of The Expat Radio Show

Posted on Saturday January 07, 2012 (00:13:46)
Tai Aguirre

Tai, can you tell us a bit about your background before producing and hosting The Expat Radio Show?

My road to ultimately creating the Expat Show was a series of wild events one can only describe as unpredictable, long, winding and nightmarish! Hope you will bear with me.

To start, I come from an entrepreneurial background. I think anyone who has that quality in their blood knows how important it is to create and be independent. My first company was Taico® Incentive Services and centered around providing incentive education, awards and tracking tools for our corporate clients in the USA. Taico® Incentive Services still operates and can be visited at: www.taico.com. The success of the company gave me the motivation to leave the hustle and busy life of NYC to experience the beauty and peace of life in the country. I purchased a small house on a small lake and received all the necessary approvals to renovate the property.   more ...

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Julien Faliu, Founder & CEO Expat Blog

Posted on Friday January 06, 2012 (22:16:05)
Julien Faliu

Julian, can you tell us a bit about your background before founding expat-blog.com?

Before founding Expat blog six years ago, I worked as a web developer and marketer in the UK then in Spain for a few years. I went to London right after my studies where I got my first job. I must say that I fell pretty young under the spell of living abroad.

I have always been passionate about travel, foreign cultures and web technologies: Expat blog is a perfect blend of all of these!


What prompted you to start expat-blog.com?

In 2005, I was looking for information on the Internet about living abroad and more particularly in UK and in Spain where I lived as an expatriate. I must admit that they were only a few about real life abroad. At that time, blogging was fast-growing. I started a blog and noticed that they were a lot of expatriates’ blogs: I decided to gather all those blogs on a unique platform. Then as Expat blog was developing, we added more features and we are now a community website with more than 250 000 active members.   more ...

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Narin Ganesh, Regional Finance Director at Crown Relocations

Posted on Friday January 06, 2012 (22:07:38)
Narin Ganesh

Narin Ganesh is the Regional Finance Director responsible for international relocation operations in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia and recently featured in the Channel 4 program 'Undercover Boss'.


Narin, can you tell us a bit about your background before you joined Crown Relocations?

Before I joined Crown Relocations I was Finance Director at Neal's Yard Remedies, a manufacturer and retailer/wholesaler of natural plant-based cosmetics & toiletries. Before that I spent four years at Alpha Airports Group in a couple of controlling roles. Elsewhere on my CV you'll see that I have worked for Sainsbury's, Pendragon (in automotive retail), as well as a lengthy spell in social housing and in private practice, so a pretty varied background.


What services does Crown Relocations offer?

Crown Relocations is one of the world’s leading relocation specialists. We are experts at moving people virtually anywhere in the world. We relocate over 100,000 people internationally every year, guiding them through the relocation process and helping them to settle in when they get to their new host country. From packing plates to delivering dogs we’ve made moving people and their possessions into an art form. Our team of professionals can pack, transport and store personal belongings, expertly handling personal goods and delivering them securely across the globe.   more ...

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Sylke Riester, Managing Director for Europe, Rosetta Stone

Posted on Friday January 06, 2012 (19:49:23)
Sylke Riester

Sylke Riester is Managing Director for Europe at leading language-learning software company Rosetta Stone.


Sylke, can you tell us a bit about your background before joining Rosetta Stone?

Before joining Rosetta Stone in 2009 I worked in telecommunications – so you could say I am very enthusiastic about getting people talking. I worked for a company called Tele2, a leading Swedish telecommunications company active in 11 European countries, for six years. In my time there, I worked in different roles, including Marketing and Sales Director, based in Holland, Chief Executive, based in the UK, and Director of Sales for the Tele2 Group, based in the 30 million-customer company’s home country of Sweden.


What services does Rosetta Stone offer?

Rosetta Stone® provides interactive language-learning solutions. The company was founded on the belief that technology can replicate the way we all learnt our first language as children and we still work to that founding principle, evolving as technology allows.   more ...

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Jo Danehl, Director, Intercultural Account Management & Sales, Cartus Corporation

Posted on Friday January 06, 2012 (19:43:51)
Jo Danehl

Jo, can you tell us a bit about your background before joining Cartus?

I have been with Cartus for 8 years (the past 6 years in the USA) but worked within the training industry for my entire career. I started in the Learned Society of the Institution of Electrical Engineers based in London putting together educational programs for the membership. From there I moved to Frost & Sullivan developing a program of open enrollment and client specific programs covering a whole range of topics – telecoms, sales & management. It was a great opportunity to build a really broad base of experiences and take on significant responsibility at a relatively young age; everything from business management to product development through to people management.   more ...

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Robin Pascoe, Expat Expert

Posted on Friday January 06, 2012 (19:38:30)
Robin Pascoe, Expat Expert

Robin, can you tell us a bit about your background?

My husband used to be as Canadian foreign service officer (he's been in the private sector now for many years with his own global company) but during his time as a diplomat we were posted four times to Asia. As a journalist of more than 35 years now, at the time, I was not allowed to work as one given I carried a diplomatic passport!

So I initially started working in expat family support when our daughter was born in Bangkok and I wrote a newsletter for an international mothers group I helped start (and is still going strong after 27 years!) Later, I decided to write books, initially for the spouse, but the enterprise just kind of blossomed into five books and a website (sounds like a movie). Of course, because of the books, I was invited to lecture to expat communities in the schools, to clubs, and to international HR groups.


What products or services does Expat Expert offer?

Primarily, as a writer and journalist, I offer content in the form of my books and now a video lecture series. But along the way I also wrote hundreds of articles and conducted a major family survey that is still valid (and on the site for free) to give some statistics and a chance for families to give their point of view of the kind of support they need and the kind of support they received (or didn't!)   more ...

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Jo Parfitt - expat writer, mentor and publisher

Posted on Friday January 06, 2012 (19:31:28)
Jo Parfitt

Jo, can you tell us a bit about your background?

I have lived abroad since 1987, moving from my home in the UK to Dubai, Oman, Norway, back to England for a while and now to the Netherlands. I have created, maintained a career based on my love of writing throughout this time. I have written 27 books, been a journalist, taught writing, done copywriting, been a speaker and now focus on teaching and helping expats and entrepreneurs to write books and articles based on their expertise and experience.


What services do you offer to expats?

I believe in only working in areas I know well. I know about running a business based on my passion, portable careers and being a writer as well, of course, as living abroad. My services are tailored to this niche. I tend to work with other expats and, as someone who attends expat and international conferences like FIGT and WIN I have done lots of research into expat issues too.   more ...



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