For Expats

16 October 2018

Beauty and the Beast: comparing Hong Kong & and 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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Embassies, expats and expectations
17 April 2018

Embassies, expats and expectations

Embassies and consulates are there to protect foreign nationals’ interests while abroad. But what should expats expect from them?

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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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7 February 2018

Always an expat, never a repat: what to do when returning home is not an option?

Many expats repeatedly relocate to new countries. Mariam Ottimofiore shares her challenges of serial expatriation and the type of support these expats require

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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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