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Expatriate Health Insurance News: Biggest expat network hits 1m members

Joining an online expatriate community is a great way to get questions answered and settle into a new country feeling supported and it seems that one million people would agree.That is the number of members that InterNations has accrued, and the network is throwing a series of parties to celebrate the fact.Started six years ago in Germany, the biggest expat community on the web has grown to include members in 390 cities spanning the globe, reports the Telegraph.Already adept at organising ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Expats turn to the internet to furnish homes abroad

Deciding what to take with you when relocating to another country can be tough, but as a general rule it is best to pack light and put the majority of items into storage for when you return.This then leaves the issue of furnishing a house or apartment in a new country, which can be an expensive business. Many expatriates turn to second hand items, especially if they only intend to live abroad for a few years.While many people might automatically look to eBay ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Belgium radio station developing following among expats

Webcaster Radio X, which began broadcasting in September 2012, is developing a strong listener base among the expatriate community in Belgium.The station is the only commercial English language offering in the country and estimates it has the potential to attract an audience in excess of 260,000 people, reports Radio World.For the first few months that the station was transmitting it did so rather quietly, with little publicity in order to allow it to iron out any problems associated with starting such ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: Canada is the destination for the happiest expats

Nine in ten of the Brits that move to Canada are happy with their lives, according to a new study.The findings from GlobalVisas.com is in contrast with those who chose China, where just 44 per cent of expatriates lead contented lives.Many people make the move abroad to improve their standard of living and if this is successfully achieved they are happy, but cultural difference is the biggest cause of discontent.Liam Clifford of GlobalVisas.com said: "There's often a cultural shock when moving ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: Government-backed campaign to see British indie music go global

British expatriates wishing to listen to home grown indie music will now found it easier than ever, as the government launches an initiative to help promote the genre abroad.The Music Export Growth Scheme will allow independent music companies to access millions of pounds in grants with the help of the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and music trade body BPI.In the past, the UK has focused on sending pop music overseas, but it is thought that promoting the indie alternative could ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Guide to tipping

There are plenty of customs that vary across the world and it is important to get these right so as not to cause offence. This is especially the case when moving to a new country, as such a misunderstanding is not a good way to start off life in a new community.When it comes to tipping, things can get particularly complicated and it really pays to do your research before setting off. That is because it is rude not to tip ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: Guide to driving matters for expats

Moving abroad involves a lot of preparation and there are many elements of your life that will need to be transferred to your new country. One of these is your driving licence, which will be very useful when organising your home and once you are settled.If you are making visits to your new country in advance of moving you may wish to get an International Driving Permit (IDP) to tide you over. Once you have become a resident it is important to get a proper driving licence ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Personal technology improving expats’ quality of life

Personal technology is becoming a particularly useful tool for expatriates, with nine out of ten Brits living abroad saying it gives them a better quality of life.This is according to the most recent edition of the NatWest International Personal Banking (NatWest IPB) Quality of Life Report, which interviewed some 1,800 British expats living in 12 overseas territories.It found that 91 per cent of this demographic own three or more devices. For 78 per cent, personal technology allows them to access social ... Read more

Overseas Health Insurance News: Expats join in Onam celebrations in UAE

Expatriates living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have joined in with locals to celebrate a traditional South Indian festival.Onam Sadhya marks a successful harvest and is celebrated for ten days in September, with cooking and feasting taking centre stage.The India Social and Cultural Centre (ISC) ensures that traditions are upheld for Indians living in Abu Dhabi, but is an inclusive organisation, welcoming expats and Emiratis alike.This evening (September 19th) they will join together with around 200 people originally from Kerala ... Read more

Expatriate Health Insurance News: Expats can watch the BBC for 4 pounds a month

Expatriates living in parts of Europe, Australia and Canada can watch BBC programmes for just £4 a month, making an annual subscription £52.This is a bargain compared to the £145.50 that residents in the UK pay for their television licence each year.Not only this, but overseas viewers also have access to BBC archive material that is not on offer to those in Britain through its Global iPlayer service, which is watched over the internet, reports the Daily Mail.While this is good ... Read more
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