Short-term overseas employment is not only a great opportunity for younger people looking for a time-out after college, but also for more adventurous expats who don’t want to settle down yet. Find out more about options for short-term job opportunities in this brief overview.
Every expat guide, including our own, will tell you that adapting to the culture of your home abroad is important. But how does one do so without losing their cultural identity at the same time. InterNations member Mathew has some thoughts on that aspect of the expat experience.
The United Nations has chosen 30 July as the International Day of Friendship. On this day, we should "cultivate as many warm relationships as possible, enriching our own lives and enhancing the future", according to Ban Ki Moon. InterNations member Nina explains why expat friendships are so important.
As an accompanying expat spouse, it can sometimes be difficult to get hired overseas, even when you’re motivated and highly qualified. Our guest author Emily McGee offers tips for thinking creatively about how to move your career forward or finding fulfillment outside of paid employment.
Do you think that it is really a great thing to enjoy the best of several worlds? Ask a third culture kid and you may get to hear a mixed bag of answers. Whatever the opinion of a TCK, there is no doubt about the fact that being a TCK is a challenging and life-changing experience.
Over the past few years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of cities putting technology at the forefront of their local economies. With the tech industry booming and seemingly every country wanting a piece of the digital revolution, there are plenty of exciting new and upcoming cities for tech-savvy expats to take advantage of.
After the excitement of an international move has worn off, what’s a non-working expat wife to do? When the boxes have been unpacked and the thrills of the new culture you find yourself living in have become well, less thrilling, how do you fill the days and beat the dreaded expat blues?
Is international health insurance the right choice for you? What factors should you consider when choosing a company and policy? How can you tailor your plan to fit the specific needs of you and your family? And most importantly: don’t forget to read the fine print!
Doing volunteer work abroad or working for an NPO or NGO is as popular as ever. However, while this type of work will allow you to experience foreign cultures in a whole new way, it is also very demanding. Before you embark, make sure to ask yourself the right questions!
What is culture shock? Everybody who has lived abroad has heard about it and probably experienced it themselves. But could you define this phenomenon? InterNations helps you to adjust to your new home by teaching you to recognize the various stages of culture shock and how to deal with its symptoms.
If you take your children abroad during your foreign assignment, their new school will play a vital role in their brand-new life as expat kids. InterNations introduces you to the pros and cons of international schools, local schools, boarding schools, and homeschooling for expat children.
Portugal, Taiwan, and Mexico top the table when it comes to the friendliness of the local population towards foreign residents, but expats can expect a frosty welcome in Switzerland, Austria, and Kuwait, according to the respondents of the Expat Insider survey.
An expatriate is, by definition, a person going to temporarily live and work abroad, be it to boost their own career or to join their partner. Some may just want a change of scenery and new wind in their sails. But what exactly is a self-made expat? One thing is certain: self-made expatriates need a rather adventurous spirit, but they should still be realistic...
A move overseas may sound like a tempting idea. But before making this big decision, you should ask yourself: Do I have what it takes to live in a foreign country? Your move overseas will be a rewarding experience, but it also requires planning and willpower. Read our magazine feature for some helpful advice!
Many expatriates or expats-to-be are interested in what cost of living they might be facing while working and living abroad. From utility to healthcare costs, here you can find an overview over what expenditure items to look out for when planning the budget for your own international experience.