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The Most Common Expat Concerns, And How To Address Them

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (15:38:52)
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Leaving home for another country can be a daunting task for anyone, and expats usually have a number of apprehensions before they move. Each destination has its own particular set of challenges that need to be dealt with, as do individual circumstances. However, most expat concerns fall broadly within a few areas. Managing finances, career prospects, cultural integration and personal health and safety are some of the more frequent causes of worry.   more ...

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Which Countries Offer The Highest Standards Of Expat Education?

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (15:04:13)
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There are many reasons why people move abroad. Some move for better job prospects. Moving to a different part of the world allows you to access to a new job market. Relocating to a place which you know has the opportunities you are interested in, will enable you to get your dream job and experience the career progress you want.

In some cases, people become disillusioned with the country they live in. This could happen for various reasons such as the increasing costs of living, lack of proper accommodation and excessive taxation among others.   more ...

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The HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2016

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (14:22:01)
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The HSBC Explorer Survey is one of the largest global expat surveys that provides insights on how countries compare across the globe, based on an in-depth analysis from 26,871 expats across 190 different locations. The survey, now in its ninth year, is useful for those who are not certain where they want to move, are deciding between a few countries and want to compare their home country with other countries.   more ...

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Which Countries Attract The Most Highly Skilled Expats?

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (13:52:03)
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“Knowledge is power” they say, but did you know that sometimes it can also be a ticket to the career and life you may have always dreamed of, not just in your home country but also in a different nation?

Companies, and even the governments of various states, are keen to attract knowledge workers from all over the world. These professionals, often referred to as highly skilled migrants, are sought after because they can make contributions as well as enhancements to the economy.   more ...

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Where Are The Highest-Paying Expat Jobs In Europe?

Posted on Thursday May 11, 2017 (15:22:52)
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Due to a number of different reasons, professional expats tend to earn higher incomes than their peers back in their country of origin do. Taxes are of course a major contributing factor – many expats choose to live in countries that have a lower tax rate than their home countries.   more ...

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The Five Riskiest Places To Live As An Expat

Posted on Thursday May 11, 2017 (14:31:05)
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When it comes to choosing an expat destination there are several factors that you need to look at carefully.

For many, the safety and security levels of a country are of prime importance.

This does not just refer to the crime and violence rates in the nation.   more ...

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The Friendliest Places In The World For Expats

Posted on Thursday May 11, 2017 (13:49:31)
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As globalization brings the world closer, you don’t have to limit yourself to living in one place. You can now travel to a new country and settle down in the location of your choice. Of course, some nations have become more popular as expat destinations than others, because of various factors including their standard of living, ease of settling in, safety and security, benefits, infrastructure, education, career opportunities, work-life balance, climate, cost of living, and local culture. Everyone has a different reason for choosing a place to live in and people’s preferences are therefore likely to vary. If you are looking for your next expat destination, it may be advisable for you to consider a place that is relatively nice and easy to live in.   more ...

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The Dark Side Of Moving Your Family Abroad

Posted on Wednesday May 10, 2017 (13:58:34)
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The expat life is often seen with rose-tinted glasses, as being a life full of freedom, adventure, and new experiences. Some of this may be true because of the way in which relocations occur, especially if a company initiates the move. Most of the logistics are taken care of through movers and packers, real estate agents and relocation consultations.   more ...

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Report: The World's Happiest Countries

Posted on Wednesday May 10, 2017 (13:14:15)
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Happiness can be defined as the way in which people experience and evaluate their lives as a whole. The World Happiness Report, published by the United Nations, measures happiness in different countries of the world. It began in July 2011 at the UN General Assembly, when a resolution was passed calling member countries to measure their happiness of their inhabitants; this was meant to be used as a helpful guide to the making of public policy in each nation.   more ...

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The Challenges Of Repatriation And How To Overcome Them

Posted on Wednesday May 10, 2017 (12:19:34)
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There is plenty that has been written about the challenges of expatriation and how to successfully adjust to life as an expat. Organizations often provide extensive support, including training programs, to employees whom they send on overseas assignments, and the books that talk about how to succeed as an expat could fill whole libraries. Unfortunately however, the challenges of repatriation – which almost every expat must eventually deal with, and which are often equally formidable – tend to be ignored.   more ...