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.
Being sent abroad by their employers, most Foreign Assignees are extremely satisfied with their job and career. However, they struggle to feel at home abroad, and most of them already have plans to return home.
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.
As a global mind, e.g. an expat working in international management or a business person with lots of clients abroad, you’ll need to deal with international business communication sooner or later. We show you how good communication skills can help you overcome international business issues.
Long-distance relationships are challenging and can often put a damper on expat life. InterNations member Maggie tells us how, after falling in love with another expat, she and her partner made it work anyway and how you can also manage to overcome the hurdles of a long-distance relationship.
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.
Expats often struggle to completely adjust to living in another country. But sticking exclusively with the expat community may ultimately prevent you from really understanding and immersing yourself in the local culture. InterNations helps you leave your comfort zone!
As an expat, you need a basic understanding of the culture you are about to do business in or with. Not breaking any unwritten rules is no easy task and requires quite some preparation on your side. We have put together a small guide to help you get it right from the beginning!
Intercultural communication – what is it, and why does it matter? In this article, we will briefly look at theories of culture and provide a short introduction to cross-cultural communication for expats, with plenty of practical advice.
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.
There are many ways of sending your money abroad and finding the right one can be somewhat tedious. Unfortunately, transferring your money abroad is inevitable for most expats. We help you navigate the abundance of offers and rates, and prepare you for the financial side of living abroad.
There are various key factors which can help you find balance as you pass through life’s transitions, following the five fundamental aspects in life: health (earth), relationships (water), motivation (fire), reflection (air), and intention (ether).
Students move abroad for their education and are very eager to learn the local language. While they’re highly educated and satisfied with their career prospects, their financial situation doesn’t seem too bright.
Are you an expat who’s in it for the long run? Getting to know your host culture and the neighborhood you live in is an essential step when turning your host country into a home. InterNations has some valuable tips for expats on long-term assignments.
Should you decide on public or private health insurance, or even an international plan? Choosing the right kind of expat health insurance for you and your family can be overwhelming. We’re here to help! With our guide, you can learn about the different options and find out what you should consider when making your choice.
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"The idea to connect global minds in Rabat is just great. This plattform should have existed when I first moved here four years ago."