Explorers move abroad for a personal challenge and seem to master it very well. While they find it easy to make friends and appreciate the options for socializing abroad, they’re not always happy with their career prospects.
A promotion can be a huge step forward in your career, but what if you suddenly feel like a fish out of water? Adjusting to a new job position with more responsibility can be quite nerve-wrecking. InterNations member Malgosia gives advice on how to deal with the situation.
One of the primary talents international leaders need today is the ability to manage and leverage cultural differences. Today’s manager has to work in both international and cross-cultural environments.
Moving abroad for their partner’s job, Traveling Spouses often face an unsatisfying life abroad. They struggle with low career prospects, find it hard to make friends, and many want to return home at some point.
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.
Helping your third culture kid answer the question of where they come from with a smile can be quite a challenge. Many children struggle with their status of being a third culture kid but there are ways in which parents can support them. InterNations member Anita has some advice for you.
When you move abroad, you may be confronted with new challenges concerning your physical well-being. Your medical insurance, as well as birth control, family planning, and common illnesses, may raise certain difficulties. Our magazine provides you with health advice for women abroad.
Going abroad comes with certain risks – which is why there are special expat health insurance plans. It may also take you a while to get used to some health and hygiene standards around the world. InterNations shows you which precautions to take and how to choose the right expat health insurance.
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.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree, InterNations member Alex took a traineeship in a hotel in China. However, she decided to give it up after some time. In this article she shares her tips on how to not to stress out during your life abroad and how to make the right decision.
In today’s globalized world, it has become very simple to meet people from all kinds of cultural backgrounds – and, sometimes, to fall in love. InterNations highlights common issues and different strategies to make your intercultural relationship or international marriage work!
Planning an international life or starting an expat assignment comes with quite a few special hurdles. Job-hunting and choosing the right school for your kids are just two of the many little assignments that await you in your new international life. Our checklist gives you guidance for this process!
Has your foreign assignment come to an end or are you about to terminate for some reason? Did you know that reverse culture shock happens to nearly all expats returning back home? You will probably not be exempt from such re-adjustment issues — but InterNations tells you how to soften the blow!
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.
Are you currently planning your expat budget? Or are you simply interested in how expensive different destinations worldwide are in comparison? InterNations has taken a close look at three international surveys regarding the cost of living for expatriates and summed up their results for you.