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!
Is it time to change my job? Is it time to start a new career? How many times did you ask yourself those questions? You have managed to get your first job in your new host country and spent some years working for the same company — but now you feel unsatisfied and know that you have much more to offer.
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.
Cultural intelligence is an important step towards cultural competence. Acquiring and developing intercultural skills can help you enjoy a more relaxed life and greater success in your career abroad. We have some useful tips on how to become a better global mind.
My favorite English word is “mobility” - “movilidad” in Spanish. Why? Because to me mobility is a synonym of freedom. And freedom or liberty is one of the fundamental virtues for every Pole. It is for me, anyway.
Moving overseas can have a huge impact on the environment but it can also offer new opportunities for you to become more environmentally friendly. InterNations member Gabrielle has put together some steps you can take towards a more sustainable expat life.
Are you planning to move abroad with your family? Especially for expats with dependents, a global life insurance policy should feature in their plans for relocation. If you have never thought about this topic before, our guide to international life insurance gives a helpful overview.
Living in a foreign country is hard enough as it is, with all the administrational issues you have to deal with. But if you don’t want to get stuck in the expat bubble, you'll need to learn to adjust to life in a foreign country. InterNations gives you a few tips on how to succeed at this challenge.
While most expats rent an apartment or house during their stay, you might be considering buying your own property abroad. InterNations has collected a number of tips for you on how to buy property overseas and what you, as a foreign buyer, might need to especially look out for.
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.
Let us show you how an assignment in a foreign country can kick-start your career! A typical international assignment does not only provide you with professional experience: It also helps you acquire valuable soft skills and broaden your horizon.
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.
Going back home can be difficult for both you and your family. Not only do you have to deal with reverse culture shock, you may also be met with disbelief and confusion. With our help, you will learn how to deal with reverse culture shock as well as your relatives and friends when going back home.
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!