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Ecuador > Education

Ecuador

How To Find The Best School For Your Child In Ecuador

Monday August 12, 2019 (12:24:45)

In both the public and private sectors in Ecuador, the quality of education varies enormously from one school to another. If a school has a reputation for high standards, you are likely to find that it is difficult to obtain a place for your child. Many have entrance exams to select the pupils they are willing to take.   more ...

Ecuador > Moving

Ecuador

Working Visas In Ecuador: An Expat Guide

Monday April 01, 2019 (17:02:20)

Ah... visas. Yes, we can almost hear the collective groan now. It’s true that visa paperwork is often not the most straightforward, and with many countries regularly changing their rules with little to no warning, it’s a constant battle to stay up to date with what you are eligible for. In addition, researching how to apply for visas, the processing time, and other important factors you’ll need to take into account when planning your next relocation all take time. That’s why we’ve created this definitive guide on working visas in Ecuador to answer all your questions regarding types of visas, processes and more.   more ...

Ecuador > Health

Ecuador

Will Ecuador's New Mandatory Health Insurance Rules Affect You?

Monday June 18, 2018 (08:59:51)

As of May 1st, 2018, the Human Mobility Act will replace the current immigration and naturalization law in Ecuador, imposing new rules on foreign nationals. There will be three main requirements for expats and holidaymakers in Ecuador:

- to carry travel identification or a passport while in the country;
- to register at the Ecuadorian civil register to obtain a cédula (national identity document);
- to have public or private health insurance valid for the duration of their stay.   more ...

Ecuador > Living

Ecuador

Beachfront Retirement Communities For Expats In Ecuador

Friday May 25, 2018 (11:39:47)

A study ranked Ecuador as the number one country for holiday makers and expats alike to make friends with local people and seamlessly blend into the community. The most obvious place to settle down in the country is arguably Cuenca, the capital of Azuay Province. At the end of 2017, an estimated 5000 expats called this city their home. Cuenca is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site thanks to its historical architecture. The city was not properly connected by road with the rest of Ecuador until the early 1960s, which helped preserve its architecture and traditions. There are shopping centers, cinemas, several hospitals, big food stores and many restaurants to satisfy every pallet in the city. All of this comes at a very reasonable cost in comparison to many European cities.   more ...

Ecuador > Living

Ecuador

Looking To Slow Down And Enjoy Life More? Move To Ecuador!

Friday May 04, 2018 (10:03:19)

Unfortunately, stress can be a regular part of life for many of us. We find it hard to slow down or take a break, and may not have time to stop or go on holiday. This fast paced, relentless way of life is never good for health or happiness. In the Western world, high costs of living, long working hours and less than desirable weather can be push factors for many who want to start life over, without the rush. Whether you want to experience a more traditional, slower life, warm weather all year round or less financial worry, Ecuador could be the place for you.   more ...

Ecuador > Health

Ecuador

Which Vaccinations Might You Need When Moving To Ecuador?

Monday April 16, 2018 (14:02:32)

Offering 2,237km (1,398m) of Pacific Ocean coastline and breathtaking views in the Andes mountains, the South American country of Ecuador can be an exciting destination to head to. However, don’t leave home without protecting your health against some hidden dangers.   more ...

Ecuador > Links

Ecuador

Ecuador - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Friday March 10, 2017 (16:22:38)
(c) caneladeurubu on Flickr
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 Ecuador and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

Ecuador > Links

Ecuador

Ecuador - Recommended Blogs

Friday November 04, 2016 (14:02:48)
(c) Dabit100 / David Torres Costales
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 Ecuador and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

Ecuador > Property

Ecuador

Should You Buy Or Build A House In Ecuador?

Monday September 14, 2015 (11:55:10)
Image © Kate on Flickr
Ecuador is becoming a popular destination for expats due to its low living costs. The real estate market is one particularly important factor that attracts foreigners to this country. Housing prices can be anywhere between 50% and 100% cheaper than Panama, Costa Rica, the US, and Europe. While many expats prefer to settle down in Cuenca, smaller villages such as Vilcabamba and Cotacachi in the north are gaining a lot of popularity, along with some of the areas on the Pacific Coast, particularly from Manta to Canoa.   more ...

Ecuador > Living

Ecuador

Dealing With Culture Shock In Ecuador - Some Advice For New Expats

Saturday September 12, 2015 (12:05:06)
Image © Brad Saunders on Flickr
Culture shock is an almost universal experience for expats, no matter where they go and how eager they are to get there. It doesn’t matter how excited you are about moving abroad; eventually, there are things about your new life that will get to you, and will make you feel frustrated, anxious, angry, resentful, or homesick. Even the most enthusiastic expats are affected when the reality collides with the dream.   more ...



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