Expat Life

The pros and cons of expat life in New Delhi
6 August 2019

The pros and cons of expat life in New Delhi

Rich history, adventurous food, economic opportunity: a summary of the strengths and weaknesses of New Delhi from the expat perspective

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The trials and tribulations of growing up as a third culture kid
9 July 2019

The trials and tribulations of growing up as a third culture kid

Although the benefits are beyond doubt, growing up as a “third-culture kid” is not easy. We take a child’s eye view of some of the obstacles and how to overcome them

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The pros and cons of expat life in Seoul
30 April 2019

The pros and cons of expat life in Seoul

The South Korean capital is an increasingly important commercial centre, but it is still something of an outlier from an expat perspective. Mercer places Seoul 76th in the world in terms of quality of living for expats, and the HSBC Expat Explorer survey puts South Korea in 36th place. But its status as an arguably marginal destination for expats comes with both advantages and disadvantages...

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Cross-cultural digital for expats: how online chat can vary around the world
26 March 2019

Cross-cultural digital road map for expats: how online chat can vary around the world

Social media turns the world into a village. But don't assume that online communication is the same all over the world. Here are a few guidelines for expats on using social media in different cultures

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What an assignment can do for you:  the 4 growth dimensions of expats
26 February 2019

What an assignment can do for you: the 4 growth dimensions of expats

A global assignment is not just a memorable experience: most expats agree that it has also made them a better, more content and more employable person.

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Expat health: 3 steps to staying healthy and feeling good
12 February 2019

Expat health: 3 steps to staying healthy and feeling good

Research shows that overseas assignments can be good for your health – but there are nonetheless three key steps expats can take to ensure a happy and healthy time abroad.

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The hidden truths about expats learning a foreign language
7 February 2019

The hidden truths about expats learning a foreign language

Most expats aim to learn a little of the language in their new host country – but it can present both unexpected benefits and difficulties…

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Chicago: quick city guide for expats
30 January 2019

Chicago: quick city guide for expats

A burgeoning startup scene, vibrant nightlife and deep-dish pizza? What’s not to like about Chicago, our expat destination in focus

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4 December 2018

The pros and cons of expat life in Frankfurt

A summary of the strengths and weaknesses of Frankfurt from the expat perspective

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28 November 2018

Expat happiness: the constant pursuit of success abroad

A happy expat is a successful expat. But what can expats & GM professionals do to increase the chances of a successful expat experience?

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20 November 2018

The Perfect Expat: between skill and personality

How the mix between skills and personality determine your expat readiness, and how you can influence that balance. A testimonial by Katia Vlachos

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15 November 2018

The pros and cons of expat life in Toronto

A summary of the strengths and weaknesses of Toronto from the expat perspective

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16 October 2018

Beauty and the Beast: comparing Hong Kong & Singapore for expats

Comparing Singapore and Hong Kong from the perspective of an expat

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9 October 2018

Gender equality: is the tide turning for female expats?

Are the long-running attempts to redress gender discrimination finally bearing fruit? Many challenges remain for female expats, but there are recent signs for optimism

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25 September 2018

6 tips to prepare expats for a different office culture

We help expats prepare for a very different office environment during their global assignment. Are you ready to do as the Romans do?

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27 August 2018

Cross-cultural awareness: more than just a different country

Cross-cultural differences are often larger than expats expect – with direct consequences for their assignment. Raise your cross-cultural awareness & stay prepared

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21 August 2018

6 ways for expats to stay connected with friends

One of the hardest parts of moving overseas is leaving behind your friends. Enjoy 6 tips to stay close with your friends as an expat on the move

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13 August 2018

Love to travel, travel to love: dating for expats

Finding romance in a new host country can be daunting. We share advice, experiences, and research to help single expats find their true love

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10 July 2018

The pros and cons of expat life in Moscow

A summary of the strengths and weaknesses of Moscow from the expat perspective

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26 June 2018

Preparing kids for a relocation – a moving story

Kids adjust quickly, but moving halfway across the world can take its toll. Our Affiliate Martin shares his emotional story and the lessons he learned.

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19 June 2018

The pros and cons of expat life in Shanghai

A summary of the strengths and weaknesses of Shanghai from the expat perspective

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17 May 2018

Around the world in 7 movies: great films for expats

Seven classic movies that give different perspectives on the life of expats. Have you seen them all?

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Global assignments and expat children: advice for parents
20 March 2018

Global assignments and expat children: advice for parents

A global assignment is a big deal for grown-ups. But they also have to think about how their children will get on. Make sure you cover all your bases

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16 March 2018

An alternative view of the top 5 destinations for expats

An infographic highlighting some of the lesser known facts and figures about the top five expat destinations, as rated by the HSBC Expat Explorer Survey.

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16 February 2018

The pros and cons of expat life in NYC

A summary of the strengths and weaknesses of New York City from the expat perspective

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