For Expats

5 January 2018

Global mobility trends 2018: our hopes and fears

The key global mobility trends for 2018? Technology, diversity, people, and more. Discover our hopes and fears for the industry moving forward

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18 December 2017

Happy Expat Christmas!

The Christmas holiday season can be a difficult time for assignees, but it’s also an opportunity to learn more about your host country and your fellow expats

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27 November 2017

Global mobility and emotions: how does it feel to be an expat?

Excitement, fear, loneliness, empowerment. Ride the rollercoaster of emotions that every new expat experiences and discover where to find emotional support

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10 October 2017

The pros and cons of expat life in Luanda

It’s not a holiday destination, but Luanda has a significant expat community. If you are joining them, be aware of its strengths and weaknesses.

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21 September 2017

The pros and cons of expat life in San Francisco

A summary of the strengths and weaknesses of San Francisco from the expat perspective

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22 August 2017

Cross-cultural communication – 4 books to read before you go

Advice for expats and mobility departments on cross-cultural communication – and 4 books that you should read before you go

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1 August 2017

The pros and cons of expat life in Barcelona

A summary of the strengths and weaknesses of Barcelona from the expat perspective.

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24 July 2017

Expat pets: do what Johnny Depp says

Five key pieces of advice for anyone relocating overseas with their pet.

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18 July 2017

The best cities for expats – from all angles

Which are the best cities for expats to live in? Explore our alternative take on the best relocation destinations.

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11 July 2017

Expat schooling: your questions answered

One of the most daunting aspects of relocating a family is finding the right schooling ­– here are some useful tips and resources to help.

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19 June 2017

Money talk: expat financial considerations

A global assignment is often a lucrative opportunity – but what financial plans should expats consider for their time abroad?

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2 June 2017

The pros and cons of expat life in Vienna

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

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4 May 2017

The pros and cons of expat life in Sydney

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

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20 April 2017

Does an expat assignment really help your career progression?

Going on a global assignment can be great for your career. But beware of the professional downsides too…

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27 March 2017

The pros and cons of expat life in Singapore

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

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16 February 2017

Avoiding culture shock: 4 tips for coping with a new culture

Preparing to relocate overseas? Here are a few tips to help you avoid culture-shock on arrival in your new host country

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12 January 2017

The 5 best cities for expats to live in

Which are the best cities for expats? We combine surveys from around the web with our own experience to give you the top 5. 

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6 January 2017

6 national holidays from around the world that expats need to know about

Different cultures celebrate different holidays – this is our guide to the major holidays and festivals around the world, and how they affect expat life.

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22 December 2016

Relocation allowance: what's included and what is it for?

A relocation package usually covers the costs of relocating an expat and his or her family to the new host country. But what does it include – and what will be extra?

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22 December 2016

Relocation allowance: what's included and what is it for?

A relocation package usually covers the costs of relocating an expat and his or her family to the new host country. But what does it include – and what will be extra?

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23 November 2016

Expat depression: recognition, reasons and remedies

Expat depression is an under-reported phenomenon which can have terrible consequences. Learn how to spot the signs, understand the causes, and act.

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18 November 2016

The ultimate pre-departure checklist for international assignments

Planning an international assignment? Use our handy downloadable checklist before you go. 

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3 November 2016

Well I wasn’t expecting that: the top 5 expat surprises

Whether travelling independently or going on a global assignment, working abroad will be full of surprises; this quick checklist prepares you for some of them…

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26 September 2016

Repatriation experiences – preparing for a soft landing

Rob Chipman, President of FIDI, shares observations about repatriation – and what you can expect when your assignment comes to an end. 

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15 September 2016

Moving to a new country: where to look for help

A summary of the various resources available online and offline to support independent expats before and during their stay abroad

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