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Blog > 2017

2017

Citizenship, House Sitting And Serial Expats




You've been dreaming of the expat life for years. You've done all your research, picked a destination, worked out what your new cost of living will be, planned your goodbye party, bought the airline tickets... and then your new home decides to reform its citizenship rules. Suddenly you might be back to square one, no longer able to fulfil the requirements of the visa you've been coveting for years.

This is a reality for many expats, including those moving to Australia. We've put together a short guide to the new citizenship reforms and how they might affect you.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Self-Employment, Short-Term Rentals, And School In September




It's nearly back to school time for many people! How are your kids coping with the transition? Rosemary Border Rabson talks about La Rentrée in France.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Festivals, Food, And Finance




The expat life can be a hard slog, especially when you're just getting set up. Working out which visas you need, navigating your adopted country's bureaucracy, and finding a place to live can all present challenges. It's therefore easy to forget why you moved abroad in the first place - for a taste of something new.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Language, Lifestyle, And The Cost Of Living




In this month's column, Barry O'Leary talks about the challenges and joys of raising bilingual children.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Retirement And Unretirement: Different Styles Of Expat Life




There are many different ways of living abroad, and many reasons why people choose to make the move. Retirement is one of the most popular options, usually to a place where the pace of life is laid-back and the weather more favourable.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Schools, Saving Money And Social Media




Moving abroad with children in tow can be particularly worrisome - how do you ensure they're getting a good education? Will they make new friends? Finding the right school can answer both of these questions. With that in mind, we've put together a guide to international schools in Brunei.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Retirement, Real Estate And Rock Chick Bands

(c) Max Pixel

(c) Max Pixel

Retirement is one of the most popular reasons for relocating abroad. If you're thinking of Canada as your next destination, here's a guide to retiring there.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Culture, Childcare And Expat Experiences

(c) armymedicine on Flickr

(c) armymedicine on Flickr

Getting to know and understand the local culture is an important part of moving abroad. This week, we take a look at De Balie cultural centre in Amsterdam, which holds regular events that will be of interest to expats and locals alike.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Summer, Retirement And Great Expat Locations

(c) Isabelle Bruce

(c) Isabelle Bruce

This week we have a laid-back series of articles for you, pertaining to summer, retirement, relaxation, and some of the most dreamworthy expat locations.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Immigration Settings, Social Clubs And Saving Money

(c) Katy Blackwood on Wikipedia

(c) Katy Blackwood on Wikipedia

New Zealand's immigration settings have recently changed - find out how you could be affected under the revisions to the points system.

Saving money is a big concern for many expats, especially those who are moving to expensive business destinations such as Hong Kong. Luckily, we have a guide to help you out.    more ...