The first days of expatriate life in a new place can be the most stressful and the most fascinating. Make yourself at home, get on the bus, and start exploring what your new life abroad has in store! We have compiled a list of tips to help you to get the very best out of expatriate life.
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.
When you move abroad, you may be confronted with new challenges concerning your physical well-being. Your medical insurance, as well as birth control, family planning, and common illnesses, may raise certain difficulties. Our magazine provides you with health advice for women abroad.
Are you proud parents of expat children? Once you have moved abroad, it is time for you and your kids to settle in, make friends, and get comfortable in your home abroad. InterNations offers advice for building a new life abroad and helping your kids to feel at home in the new environment.
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.
Being a mother can be a challenge even without the ups and downs of expat life. However, living abroad can also make you a more resilient parent. InterNations member Micaela explains how expat life can shape you and help you become a stronger mom.
Are you planning to move abroad with your family? Especially for expats with dependents, a global life insurance policy should feature in their plans for relocation. If you have never thought about this topic before, our guide to international life insurance gives a helpful overview.
The United Nations has chosen 30 July as the International Day of Friendship. On this day, we should "cultivate as many warm relationships as possible, enriching our own lives and enhancing the future", according to Ban Ki Moon. InterNations member Nina explains why expat friendships are so important.
Have you decided to haul your family, pets, and personal belongings overseas – at least for the next few years? Congratulations! You have taken the first big step towards moving abroad! InterNations provides you with practical information on preparing for moving abroad, from visa to flight tickets.
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!
Are you considering opening an offshore bank account? Although often associated with tax evasion, offshore banking can be a perfectly legal way to make managing your money more convenient and flexible while you are abroad. In our guide, we discuss the pros and cons of offshore banking.
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.
Moving abroad is increasingly common. Many people move abroad for work, for relationships, or simply for an adventure. Some settle there for good, and some eventually return to their country of origin. However, there is also a trend of people who don’t just stop at one country, but repeatedly relocate to new countries. This is the habitual expat mindset explained by a guilty party: myself.
As a woman living and working in a foreign country, you may face certain health issues which men are usually exempt from. Read on to learn how to prepare for your new life and how to stay healthy and comfortable while living abroad.
Helping your third culture kid answer the question of where they come from with a smile can be quite a challenge. Many children struggle with their status of being a third culture kid but there are ways in which parents can support them. InterNations member Anita has some advice for you.
"Fortunately, I received lots of supportive tips from other InterNations members before moving to Cape Town."
Maria Cristina Alves
"Thanks to InterNations, I found a babysitter here in Caracas. She's such a nice person and has almost become a part of the family."