Intercultural competence is an invaluable part of your preparations for life as an expat. Yet it is often overlooked in the run-up for a job posting abroad. InterNations shows you how you can benefit from this skill to make sure your international assignment will be a success.
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.
Did you grow up in one culture, your parents came from another, and you are now living in a totally different country? Then you are a third-culture kid! Yet being a third-culture kid is not always easy; in fact many hardships may arise from this culture-hopping phenomenon.
You have a job in your new destination and handled all the paperwork that comes with moving to another country? Well done! But you still need to keep some final steps in mind, such as health check-ups and financial issues. Our guide helps you with the final preparations for moving to another country.
If you enjoy driving and value your independence, you’ll want to keep using a car – even when moving to another country, where you may need to get used to different traffic conditions. For expat motorists, car insurance is a big part of staying safe. Read our tips on international policies below!
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.
Most expats don’t just deal with the stress of moving abroad and the subsequent culture shock, but also with learning a new language. This is especially daunting when throwing oneself on the job market. Our member Gabrielle is sharing her language learning experience and has some advice for you.
Many expatriates take their spouse or family along when moving abroad. Are you one of them? You may have noticed yourself that working expats have a career to distract them from culture shock, but partners often struggle with the situation. InterNations offers tips on coping with this change.
International regulations can be a tricky issue with regard to fiscal matters. When you move abroad, you may be faced with paying various kinds of tax in several countries. The overview below helps you make sense of the tax system in your new home away from home.
International living is always a challenge, particularly in the beginning. New impressions and local customs can be overwhelming. Stay calm and relaxed in the first few days, and you will realize the beauties of international living very quickly! Let our InterNations dossier guide you.
Moving abroad can change a person and their relationship to family and friends back home. InterNations member Gabrielle has taken a closer look at how an expat life influences relationships, when it makes sense to make it work and when it is time to let go.
When InterNations member Kelsey moved to Tanzania and later to South Africa, she expected a lot of things to be the cause of culture shock. Yet, she was surprised when she realized that money management was the aspect she ended up struggling with the most.
Self-employment remains a popular alternative to traditional expat assignments. It is the dream of many expats to open a successful business overseas. However, being a self-employed expat involves a lot of preparation, paperwork and financial know-how.
Making your way as a stranger in a strange land is often a challenge, and you may get into sketchy situations at times. Scammers try to profit from new expats’ lack of experience, and some places require you to take additional safety precautions. Stay alert and keep the following measures in mind!
"Getting to know Lusaka with like-minded people and having other expats to navigate daily life in Zambia is a great relief. "
"InterNations members helped me and my family to find a house that is not too expensive -- no small feat for an expat in Luxembourg. "