Expat assignments are great opportunities to pick up new skills, travel the world, and learn invaluable lessons. InterNations member Gabrielle Byko put together some tips for newly-arrived expats to start their life abroad on the right foot.
Are you a stay-at-home dad or an LGBT expat couple moving to a socially conservative country? Following your partner overseas is difficult, sometimes more so if the partnership is unconventional. InterNations highlights some difficulties which you might face on your assignment abroad.
Expat living sounds rather glamorous, but the first few days can be exciting, frustrating and overwhelming, all at once. We have compiled a list of tips to help you face this challenge. Don’t get frustrated! Follow this InterNations guide, and the craziness of expat living won’t get you down.
Are you considering opening an offshore bank account? Although often associated with tax evasion, offshore banking can be a perfectly legal way to make managing your money more convenient and flexible while you are abroad. In our guide, we discuss the pros and cons of offshore banking.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Intercultural communication – what is it, and why does it matter? In this article, we will briefly look at theories of culture and provide a short introduction to cross-cultural communication for expats, with plenty of practical advice.
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.
Moving abroad can change a person and their relationship to family and friends back home. InterNations member Gabrielle has taken a closer look at how an expat life influences relationships, when it makes sense to make it work and when it is time to let go.
Are you proud parents of expat children? Once you have moved abroad, it is time for you and your kids to settle in, make friends, and get comfortable in your home abroad. InterNations offers advice for building a new life abroad and helping your kids to feel at home in the new environment.
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.
"Thanks to InterNations, I found a good language school for expats to take intensive classes in Spanish and socialize a bit more. "
"At the InterNations Events, I didn't only enjoy dancing the night away at some great venues, but I also got to know some great friends. "