Getting to know the local people and culture while living abroad is important but sometimes maintaining expat friendships with people from your home country can really be an advantage. InterNations member Karina recounts how staying in touch with other Columbian expats helped her feel at home abroad.
Short-term overseas employment is not only a great opportunity for younger people looking for a time-out after college, but also for more adventurous expats who don’t want to settle down yet. Find out more about options for short-term job opportunities in this brief overview.
Are you planning to buy property abroad? If so, you are surely interested in international prices for properties and a comparison of how expensive different locations around the world are. InterNations has researched current trends of the 2013 real estate markets around the globe for you, including an overview of the most expensive locations worldwide.
As an accompanying expat spouse, it can sometimes be difficult to get hired overseas, even when you’re motivated and highly qualified. Our guest author Emily McGee offers tips for thinking creatively about how to move your career forward or finding fulfillment outside of paid employment.
Many expats want to make doubly sure they have the proper international insurance coverage. However, that does not mean they’d like to be charged twice for social security! Read the InterNations Insurance Guide to find out how international social security agreements help avoid such double payments.
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!
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.
I used to have a romantic notion about long-distance relationships. I blame it on the movie “Going the Distance”, in which the lead characters, San Francisco native Erin (Drew Barrymore) and Garrett from New York City (Justin Long) fall in love, pursue a long-distance relationship, and — what do you know — have a happy Hollywood ending.
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.
A move overseas may sound like a tempting idea. But before making this big decision, you should ask yourself: Do I have what it takes to live in a foreign country? Your move overseas will be a rewarding experience, but it also requires planning and willpower. Read our magazine feature for some helpful advice!
Planning an international life or starting an expat assignment comes with quite a few special hurdles. Job-hunting and choosing the right school for your kids are just two of the many little assignments that await you in your new international life. Our checklist gives you guidance for this process!
Remember a time when you went abroad and made some faux pas that caused amusement or dismay among local listeners? Knowing what exactly went wrong in this situation could help you understand cultural awareness. InterNations tells you more about cultural awareness and why it is so important for expatriates.
Among expats sent on foreign assignments, international women are still "the odd man out". However, such figures don’t include many expatriate women who find a job abroad on their own. In both cases, international women, as well as their spouse, may face unexpected issues – find out more below.
From career opportunities and wanderlust to dreams of a better life at your new destination: There are lots of reasons to become an expat. It takes a lot of determination and perseverance to leave your old life behind, though. Read on to find out if you are cut out for life as an expatriate!
Chances are that no matter whom you talk to about your pension plans, they will tell you something that boils down to “you cannot start planning for your retirement too early”. You might be rather hard pressed to find another statement that sums up the topic as concisely and truthfully.
"What I really like about InterNations? It's the quality of its members - truly global-minded people willing to help!"
Johanna S. Mattikanen
"Finding work in Ghana is not easy for an expat woman. InterNations members helped me get involved in a charity project."