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Blog > 2017

2017

Language, Lifestyle, And The Cost Of Living




In this month's column, Barry O'Leary talks about the challenges and joys of raising bilingual children.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Retirement And Unretirement: Different Styles Of Expat Life




There are many different ways of living abroad, and many reasons why people choose to make the move. Retirement is one of the most popular options, usually to a place where the pace of life is laid-back and the weather more favourable.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Schools, Saving Money And Social Media




Moving abroad with children in tow can be particularly worrisome - how do you ensure they're getting a good education? Will they make new friends? Finding the right school can answer both of these questions. With that in mind, we've put together a guide to international schools in Brunei.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Retirement, Real Estate And Rock Chick Bands

(c) Max Pixel

(c) Max Pixel

Retirement is one of the most popular reasons for relocating abroad. If you're thinking of Canada as your next destination, here's a guide to retiring there.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Culture, Childcare And Expat Experiences

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(c) armymedicine on Flickr

Getting to know and understand the local culture is an important part of moving abroad. This week, we take a look at De Balie cultural centre in Amsterdam, which holds regular events that will be of interest to expats and locals alike.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Summer, Retirement And Great Expat Locations

(c) Isabelle Bruce

(c) Isabelle Bruce

This week we have a laid-back series of articles for you, pertaining to summer, retirement, relaxation, and some of the most dreamworthy expat locations.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Immigration Settings, Social Clubs And Saving Money

(c) Katy Blackwood on Wikipedia

(c) Katy Blackwood on Wikipedia

New Zealand's immigration settings have recently changed - find out how you could be affected under the revisions to the points system.

Saving money is a big concern for many expats, especially those who are moving to expensive business destinations such as Hong Kong. Luckily, we have a guide to help you out.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Meetup Groups, Golden Visas And Expat Guides

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(c) Pexels

The year is racing past - it's nearly July! If you're an expat living in the USA, here's a guide to Fourth of July celebrations.

We also spoke to Jennifer Aquino, the author behind The International Family Guide to US University Admissions, about what you need to know if you're planning on studying in the US.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Allergies, Art Exhibitions And Expat Apps

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(c) Pexels

In this month's column, June Finnigan talks about art, wine and politics in her corner of Tuscany.

Kathleen Peddicord gives a thorough breakdown of how much it costs to live in the Algarve.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Talking To Expats: Experiences, Interviews And Helpful Guides

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(c) Alexas_Fotos on Pixabay

Here on Expat Focus, we try to share the latest relevant news for expats around the world and provide you with useful guides to various aspects of expat life. However, there's nothing quite like learning about life in another country from other expats themselves - after all, they've already been through what you're about to experience. This week, we have plenty of expat experiences and interviews to whet your appetite.    more ...