Romantics move abroad to be with their partner and do their best to fit in (e.g. by learning the local language). While they find it easy to make local friends, their job situation is often unfavorable.
After taking care of your health, home and property insurance policies, you should also consider taking out a global personal liability insurance policy. In this article, you can learn more about what coverage you can expect with such private liability insurances and what to look out for.
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.
Being an expat can bring a certain kind of loneliness. When you leave your home country, you tend to go away from your family, friends, and colleagues, and step into a new world where you are exposed to all kinds of challenges and difficulties. Let me offer three ways to get over that expat loneliness.
Being a mother can be a challenge even without the ups and downs of expat life. However, living abroad can also make you a more resilient parent. InterNations member Micaela explains how expat life can shape you and help you become a stronger mom.
As expats we live far from home, far from people who matter greatly to us. My own family and friends are spread through the world, and the technology helps me to stay in contact with them. I see my psychotherapist, my supervisor, my peers, and many of my clients on Skype. My 7-year old daughter has spent more time with her grandparents online then in the real world. In my case this technological advance means a less isolated life.
In honor of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we are taking a closer look at the average expat woman. Where does she live? Why has she moved there? What’s the state of her career? And is she happy abroad? Based on our Expat Insider survey, we can answer these questions and see if her experience of life abroad differs from that of her male peers.
The first days of expatriate life in a new place can be the most stressful and the most fascinating. Make yourself at home, get on the bus, and start exploring what your new life abroad has in store! We have compiled a list of tips to help you to get the very best out of expatriate life.
When InterNations member Kelsey moved to Tanzania and later to South Africa, she expected a lot of things to be the cause of culture shock. Yet, she was surprised when she realized that money management was the aspect she ended up struggling with the most.
Only 13% of expats worldwide don’t speak the local language in their country of residence at all. Acquiring the required language skills isn’t always easy, though. If you are looking for a challenge, here are five languages rated as serious tongue twisters by the respondents of our Expat Insider 2017 survey.
Self-employment remains a popular alternative to traditional expat assignments. It is the dream of many expats to open a successful business overseas. However, being a self-employed expat involves a lot of preparation, paperwork and financial know-how.
After living abroad for a long time, expats often feel like a fish out of water when they move “back home”. Our member Nuran Akdemir experienced just that when she moved back to Istanbul after having lived in London for 25 years. Here, she tells her story!
Your application is an essential first step on the way to your dream job abroad. After all, this is the first impression your future employer will get of you. InterNations gives you an overview of what you need to keep in mind when planning your career overseas.
Getting comfortable in your job is all too easy but sometimes you have to work on yourself and develop new skills to stay successful. InterNations member Harlem has some advice on owning your personal development.
For expats who are pregnant or planning to be pregnant, the thought of giving birth in a foreign country can be unsettling. You are looking for the best care and have many other questions? Follow these tips to ensure you are well prepared for your pregnancy and birth.
"I was amazed by the variety of people that I got to meet through InterNations Bern: diplomats, CEOs, artists and expats from all nations."
"Living in Bern, the tiny capital city of Switzerland, felt very hemmed in at first. But through InterNations I met the expat community and many nice locals."