Making a marriage work is not easy especially with the additional pressure of making your expat life work. Divorce is usually the logical consequence when a marriage ends. InterNations member Hero offers advice on what to keep in mind for a divorce outside of your home country.
When I first arrived in Australia at the age of 16 to go to High School for one year and live with a host family I was completely over the moon with everything — and I mean everything! When the plane finally touched down in Sydney I was so excited and exhilarated that I was finally in Australia, something we had been planning for many months.
Quite a few self-made expats struggle to find a job abroad. This doesn’t mean it’s impossible though! With a structured, thought-out approach, determination and a dose of creativity, you increase your chances of success during your job search overseas.
In honor of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we are taking a closer look at the average expat woman. Where does she live? Why has she moved there? What’s the state of her career? And is she happy abroad? Based on our Expat Insider survey, we can answer these questions and see if her experience of life abroad differs from that of her male peers.
After taking care of your health, home and property insurance policies, you should also consider taking out a global personal liability insurance policy. In this article, you can learn more about what coverage you can expect with such private liability insurances and what to look out for.
Your move back home after spending quite some time abroad may turn into a stressful endeavor. Sorting out the paperwork and taking care of other matters can make repatriation one hell of a job. But don’t worry! The InterNations repatriation checklist will make your move back home a piece of cake.
Thinking of going overseas? Be aware: Visa applications, finding accommodation and getting a job abroad are not the only important preparations for taking such a big step. Moving to a foreign country can also put you under a considerable amount of emotional strain – but having the right attitude will get you far!
As a repatriate, you will face quite a few hurdles upon returning home. Your company may have supported you during your relocation, but now you might feel slightly neglected. InterNations provides you with some useful information concerning repatriation support and benefits.
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!
Romantics move abroad to be with their partner and do their best to fit in (e.g. by learning the local language). While they find it easy to make local friends, their job situation is often unfavorable.
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!
While, as a self-made expat, you will have to get re-accustomed to a different way of doing business, people returning from assignments need to deal with their changed position within the company. InterNations shows you how to get back into business upon your return home.
Quite a few women don’t relocate for their own career, but follow a husband or partner on an assignment. As a "trailing spouse", you take care of the family while putting your own plans on the backburner – not always an easy or rewarding job. Find out what it entails and how to keep your cool as an expat wife.
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.
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