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Expat Focus International News Update March 2018

Posted on Monday March 19, 2018 (09:44:23)

Male expats enjoy better career rewards after an overseas assignment

The career development of male expats is accelerated after spending time overseas, a survey reveals. The AXA World of Work report reveals that 51% of male expats say their career benefited from the move, whereas just 39% of women said so.   more ...

Articles > Health


Expat Focus International Healthcare Update March 2018

Posted on Monday March 19, 2018 (09:25:52)

Demand rockets for expat travel risk advice

Advice on the risks facing expats and executive travellers is growing quickly, say International SOS and Control Risks. The organisations say that over the last 10 years, demand for their specialist advice has gone up by 800%.   more ...

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Is Eastern Europe The Vegan Expat's Dream Destination During Lent?

Posted on Friday March 16, 2018 (12:33:08)

Vegan, vegetarian and pescetarian expats will be surprised to learn that Eastern Europe is a veritable vegan heaven during Lent. While at first glance Eastern Europe may not seem very veggie-friendly – Serbian national dishes, for example, often include ground meat and grilled minced meat – during Lent, a transformation occurs.   more ...

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Ten Of The Best Apps For Expats

Posted on Wednesday March 14, 2018 (08:07:43)

Living overseas makes even the simplest task just that little bit more complicated.

Keeping in touch with family, ordering a meal, managing your money; it can all become confusing. Different bureaucracies, language barriers and time differences mean that you can become lost when doing tasks in your new home, and cut off from dealing with issues at home. It can be difficult to balance the budget, eat well and communicate effectively. All these small inconveniences can quickly add up to make even the easiest errands a troublesome task.   more ...

Articles > Education


Expat Education In Europe

Posted on Tuesday March 13, 2018 (08:48:28)

Following last months first in the series of insights on expat life for China, by expert Stephen Spriggs of William Clarence Education, we look at European expat opportunities, what lifestyle changes to expect, and how you can ensure your children get the best education possible from the transition.   more ...

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Brexit Update - What The Latest Negotiations Mean For Expats

Posted on Thursday March 01, 2018 (10:34:34)

There’s no getting away from it. It’s only a matter of time before every conversation, radio show or newspaper article finds its way back to Brexit.

The decision for the UK to leave the European Union (EU) was made by referendum in June 2016. Twenty months later, we are starting to get an understanding of what the post-Brexit world will look like. Some newspaper headlines have proclaimed it as the savior of the UK, protecting the country from exploitation by its neighbours. Equally, other papers have decried the split as bringing about economic ruin and diplomatic isolation from the world.   more ...

Articles > Financial


Making Ends Meet - Money-Saving Ideas For Cash-Strapped Expats

Posted on Wednesday February 28, 2018 (08:54:53)

There are a lot of things to stress out the average expat. Culture shock, homesickness and a poor work-life balance can all raise the blood pressure of those living overseas. Another common cause of sleepless nights is money worries.   more ...

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How The Expat Job Boom Is Going Bust In The Middle East

Posted on Tuesday February 27, 2018 (10:11:34)

Much like a tale from the pages of Arabian Nights, there was once a legendary land of riches hidden in the sand dunes of the middle east. Many left their homelands to seek their fortunes in these towering cities of gold and riches. However, like so many other stories, this may soon be a tale of ‘once upon a time’ for expats.   more ...

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Making Friends Abroad When You're Over 50

Posted on Monday February 26, 2018 (12:32:00)

A survey for the National Academy of Sciences, conducted with more than 340,000 participants, found that overall feelings of well-being are vastly improved at middle-age compared to previous milestone ages. The research suggested that levels of stress as well as feelings of anger and worry began to significantly decrease, whilst happiness and enjoyment increased.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update February 2018

Posted on Friday February 23, 2018 (11:17:27)

UK Employers Plan More Expat Assignments

A survey of HR professionals has revealed that more millennials in the UK will be sent overseas for work by employers in 2018.

The findings from Collinson Group found that 48% of HR professionals are expecting more of their staff to be sent on a long-term international assignment in the next three years.   more ...

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Aetna International

Our award-winning expatriate business provides health benefits to more than 650,000 members worldwide. In addition, we have helped develop world-class health systems for governments, corporations and providers around the world. We want to be the global leader in delivering world-class health solutions, making quality health care more accessible and empowering people to live healthier lives.

AXA - Global Healthcare

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Bupa Global

Bupa Global is one of the world’s largest international health insurers. We offer direct access to over 1.2m medical providers worldwide, and we settle directly with them so you don’t have to pay up front for your treatment. We provide access to leading specialists without the need to see your family doctor first and ensure that you have the same level of cover wherever you might be, home or away.

Cigna International

Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.