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Moving Abroad

Expat Heaven?

August 1, 2007 |

How does your city compare to other popular expat destinations? With the increased globalization of businesses, rapid growth of new economies, and ever decreasing air fares, more people than ever before are taking up roots and moving overseas in search of a new life. We look at some of the most popular expat destinations around the world and see how they compare”¦ Read More

Reverse Culture Shock.

May 9, 2007 |

Reverse culture shock is not something one really considers might happen when you have just returned to your native Country. But after working and living in another Country for a year or more, it is something worth preparing yourself for. Re-intergration back into ones own native culture can take just as much getting used to as the initial move abroad. Read More

Your Health Choices in Eastern Europe

April 20, 2007 |

The flow of Western expatriates into Eastern Europe region to take advantage of investment opportunities is testament to its growing prosperity. However, the question of healthcare is sometimes overlooked and living in a developing country is not always plain sailing – and healthcare in particular can throw up some nasty surprises. Read More

Strong Pound and Booming House Prices Help Brits Move Abroad

December 15, 2006 |

More than 198,000 British nationals moved overseas last year, bringing the total number of Brits abroad to more than 5.5 million, according to new research from the Institute for Public Policy Research, published on December 11th, 2006. The report shows that almost one in ten Britons now lives abroad and that a British national emigrates every three minutes. Read More

Think Global Recruitment’s Relocation Tips

October 24, 2006 |

Moving abroad is a great way to travel, develop new friendships, experience diverse cultures and broaden you horizons. Fortunately, you can also develop your career at the same time. When considering a career move overseas, it is wise to extensively research before you go. Doing your homework is definitely worthwhile, for both professional and social reasons. There is a huge amount of information available, including an array of fantastic books and websites such as this one.
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It Is Not All Bad

June 24, 2006 |

I’m not usually one to "share", but I just came back from walking the dog and thought I’d relate what happened …… I live in a small neighborhood tucked away across the street from where I work. The university baseball field is just across the street and when there’s a game on, you can hear the crowd (and the floodlights light up the tops of the tall trees that are everywhere in my neighborhood, it’s a pretty cool sight, especially when the wind is blowing, which is often).

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Home Sickness

May 31, 2006 |

No matter how well thought out your move may have been, there may be times when you feel a touch of home sickness. You may miss your old friends, the theatres and shows or the reliable electricity supply. You may even miss the cold drizzle on a Monday morning and the warmth of a good curry on a Friday night. Debbie Jenkins talks us through the stages of home sickness and gives some tips on how to deal it.
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Expat Hosts

May 5, 2006 |

If you look in the dictionary, the meanings of host are listed as, a) one who entertains and b) organism harbouring a parasite. Most guests make you feel like a) but let’s be honest, most of us have occasionally felt like a b). Sooner or later we will all experience being a host. It is one of life’s certainties. For expatriates, unfortunately, this certainty is repeated several times over.
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20 Must-Know Tips About Buying Property Abroad

May 3, 2006 |

Be under no illusions: buying property abroad is not a quick thing to accomplish, be prepared to spend up to a year from deciding to buy overseas to moving in. The tips in this article may help you guide you through the complicated and sometimes frustrating process of buying property abroad and moving into your dream home.
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Getting a Mortgage to Finance a Foreign Property Purchase

January 27, 2006 |

Applying for and getting a mortgage to finance a foreign property purchase involves many of the same steps as getting a mortgage to buy property in your own country. But there are a few very important extra factors to bear in mind and decisions to make. Read More