There are various key factors which can help you find balance as you pass through life’s transitions, following the five fundamental aspects in life: health (earth), relationships (water), motivation (fire), reflection (air), and intention (ether).
Most expats dive right into organizing their new life. While the job search, apartment hunt and bureaucratic issues take up most of their time, they forget to fully settle in. Take your time! InterNations gives you tips on how you can make yourself feel at home while living abroad.
Should you decide on public or private health insurance, or even an international plan? Choosing the right kind of expat health insurance for you and your family can be overwhelming. We’re here to help! With our guide, you can learn about the different options and find out what you should consider when making your choice.
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!
Quite a few self-made expats struggle to find a job abroad. This doesn’t mean it’s impossible though! With a structured, thought-out approach, determination and a dose of creativity, you increase your chances of success during your job search overseas.
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.
Long-distance relationships are challenging and can often put a damper on expat life. InterNations member Maggie tells us how, after falling in love with another expat, she and her partner made it work anyway and how you can also manage to overcome the hurdles of a long-distance relationship.
Among expats sent on foreign assignments, international women are still "the odd man out". However, such figures don’t include many expatriate women who find a job abroad on their own. In both cases, international women, as well as their spouse, may face unexpected issues – find out more below.
As an expat, you need a basic understanding of the culture you are about to do business in or with. Not breaking any unwritten rules is no easy task and requires quite some preparation on your side. We have put together a small guide to help you get it right from the beginning!
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...
Many an expatriate might first start thinking about financial planning, pension provisions, and maybe even offshore investments once the move has been braved and they have even managed to deal with the annual tax headache. But that might already be too late! Read on for advice on savings and provisions for expats.
In our article on preparing for expat tax matters, we have advised you to contact a professional before moving abroad. Perhaps you also need a second opinion from a local advisor after relocating. If you have never hired a tax consultant before, you may be wondering how to find the right person.
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.
Being sent abroad by their employers, most Foreign Assignees are extremely satisfied with their job and career. However, they struggle to feel at home abroad, and most of them already have plans to return home.
As a woman living and working in a foreign country, you may face certain health issues which men are usually exempt from. Read on to learn how to prepare for your new life and how to stay healthy and comfortable while living abroad.
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