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Health

Moving Abroad With An Allergy? Here Are Some Things To Consider

Posted on Monday June 12, 2017 (14:09:22)
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Moving overseas with an allergy can be worrisome for many expats. You may have grown accustomed to managing your allergies at home, but moving abroad may require a different approach, especially if you don’t want to spend your time concerned about things that can go wrong. Allergic reactions can range from mild irritations to severe life-threatening episodes. However, it is possible to experience a smooth transition, with some amount of preparation.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update May 2017

Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017 (12:07:32)
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Expat opportunities in Saudi Arabia’s public sector curtailed

Opportunities for expats in Saudi Arabia will be severely curtailed from 2020 when all government departments will have terminated their expats’ contracts.

News outlets in the Kingdom are reporting that with 70,000 expats working in the public sector at the end of 2016, the process of job rationalisation will be an ambitious project.   more ...

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Thinking The Unthinkable: How To Deal With Your Own Prejudices When Living Abroad

Posted on Wednesday May 24, 2017 (14:27:15)
Living abroad is a cherished dream held by many. Discovering a new culture can be exciting. But moving abroad also comes with its set of challenges. One of these is culture shock. It can take a while to become familiar with a completely new way of living that is starkly different to our own.   more ...

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The World's Top Ten Cities For Quality of Life

Posted on Wednesday May 24, 2017 (13:40:00)
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The elements that make a good quality of life are difficult to pin down, and different for each person. Not only that, they change as we age, so that our teenage paradise might be our mid-life hell.

Nevertheless, there are stacks of indexes out there that claim to have discovered the master key for the good life. And it's all about location, location, location. Choosing the right city could make all the difference in achieving the kind of life you've always wanted.   more ...

Articles > Education

Education

Why You Should Consider Sending Your Child To A Local School Abroad

Posted on Monday May 22, 2017 (12:39:40)
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When parents meet up with one another in parks, restaurants or malls, the conversation inevitably turns to the most critical topic: schooling. Education plays one of the most important roles in a child’s life! It is therefore essential that you choose the right school for your young ones, whether you reside in your home country or a foreign location.

Of course, there are several advantages to being a global citizen, such as exposure to an unfamiliar lifestyle, meeting new people and getting to know about a different culture. At the same time, a well-developed system of academics will help enhance the whole learning experience for your child to a great extent.   more ...

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The World's Most Pet-Friendly Expat Destinations

Posted on Friday May 19, 2017 (19:02:48)
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As a good pet-parent you probably think of your pets as family, or more specifically, as children, with their health and wellbeing as your personal responsibility. Any pets that you have should therefore be factored into your decision of relocating to a new expat destination. This of course involves a lot more than just spending money on their plane ticket.   more ...

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Why The World's Most Expensive Cities For Expats Are Worth The Price

Posted on Friday May 19, 2017 (18:38:29)
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For many ambitious professionals looking to become expats, being offered a dream assignment is a marvellous opportunity but the drawbacks may entail being posted to one of the world's most expensive cities for expats to live in.

Despite the hefty rise in the cost of living, moving is still a worthwhile and rewarding decision to make, and if an employer is helping with a generous expat package then it becomes a realistic opportunity.   more ...

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Education

The World's Best International Schools

Posted on Friday May 19, 2017 (17:59:36)
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One of the main concerns of the expat community is finding the right school for their children.

While parents look for a safe and nurturing environment that is academically sound, children simply want kind teachers, good friends and interesting activities.

To help you make a decision about which school is right for your child, here’s a list of some of the world’s best international schools.   more ...

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The Top Ten Foods British Expats Miss When Living Abroad

Posted on Friday May 19, 2017 (15:41:13)
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Living overseas requires adjustment and adaptation. From learning the language to becomes au fait with customs and traditions, the most successful expats are the ones who take on the local culture and begin to make it work for them.

As well as learning to remove shoes, bow appropriately, and which flowers are taboo as a a gift, your palate will have to learn new tricks. Those icky oodstuffs that barely looked edible, let alone appealing, when you first arrived will eventually become the go-to snack that you crave all day.   more ...

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The Top Five Reasons Expats Give For Moving Abroad

Posted on Wednesday May 17, 2017 (18:36:40)
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The expat tribe is large and varied, possibly counting as many as 215 million people amid its ranks, according to UN statistics. With so many people criss-crossing the globe, swapping one country of residence for another, there is a massive variety in the lifestyles led by expats.   more ...