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Keep up to date with the latest expat news from around the world.

What’s the difference between trip protection and travel insurance?

When travelling one of the most important things you need to consider when planning your trip is travel insurance, yet the amount of travellers that do not protect themselves or their families with travel insurance is shocking. It was reported by the ABTA that 8.6 million holidaymakers didn’t purchase travel insurance before embarking on their summer holiday this year. A lot of people also purchase travel insurance not aware of what it is and isn’t protecting them against and not realising that ... Read more

UK One of the Best Countries for Expat Benefit Packages

When moving abroad; weather, a great location and cost of living are all major factors when deciding where to call home but a lot of us base our decisions on where to move to according to how much we can earn. After all, money is the real driving factor. The ECA’s latest My Expatriate Market Pay Survey has revealed the top countries where professionals are earning more than the global average. The survey has analysed pay levels for expatriates in 170 countries ... Read more

Is Backpacking Alone Really as Dangerous as Assumed?

“Backpacking alone is dangerous” is what you read in most publications these days because you might meet a grizzly bear, you might slip or trip and get injured on the trail or you might get terribly lost or even worse, attacked. These are the main reasons most people/publications are warning people off backpacking alone and saying that you should always backpack with a partner. But rather than focussing on the negatives we are going to focus on the positives because although solo ... Read more

How to Deal With an Unhappy Expat Child

Moving to a different country is daunting for anyone but it can be even more confusing and distressing for children. Adjusting to a new environment, leaving loved ones, starting a new school and having to make new friends can be a lot for children to deal with. Although young children are known for being resilient a change this big can often cause them to become happy and often, the older the child, the greater the risk. If you ware worried that your ... Read more

How to Apply for US Citizenship?

If you’re looking to become a US citizen, there are several steps you must go through in order to apply and gain US citizenship. Steps include checking eligibility, a naturalisation interview and an English and Civics test. The process in which a non-US citizen voluntarily becomes an American citizen is referred to as naturalisation and here we outline the important steps you need to take to become a US Citizen through naturalisation. Eligibility Firstly, you must check that you are eligible to apply for ... Read more

The 5 Top Reasons to Visit Sudan

Sudan, which is officially known as the Republic of the Sudan, is situated in Northeast Africa with Egypt to the North and the Red Sea to the east. It’s currently Africa’s third-largest country but is often overlooked as a dream destination. It may not be on many people’s bucket list but Sudan deserves more attention for both its beauty and history. Due to its location in the Nile Valley of North Africa, it’s not surprising the country is so alluring. If you’re ... Read more

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming an Expat

Are you thinking of taking the plunge and moving abroad but are still a bit uncertain? That’s understandable as moving to a different country, whether it’s for just a short time or for an extended period is not a decision to be made lightly. No matter whether you’re moving abroad to retire, for your career or just for a fresh start it requires a lot of thought and planning. Before moving abroad it’s important to ask yourself these essential questions to ensure ... Read more

The Pros and Cons of International Schools for Expat Children

When moving abroad with your children one of your main concerns will be schooling and making sure that your children still get the education they need. It can be a hard process choosing the right school when moving abroad. There’s always much debate over whether you should send your children to a local or international school. International schools were originally created to cater to the expatriate market and foreign nationals that often move around on assignments and would bring their families with ... Read more

Glasgow tops Madrid in Expat City Index

The latest Expat City Index that was compiled by LoanLink, a German online mortgage company, rates 70 different cities around the world based on four categories; economics, living, environment and urbanisation and family and society.   In this year's rankings of the best global cities to be an expat Glasgow topped Madrid and not only that, it was the only British centre that made the top 10. It came fifth overall in the rankings beating not only Madrid but also Melbourne.  The Expat City ... Read more

7 of the Best Countries to Live for a Work-Life Balance

It’s often hard to get an equal work-life balance. It’s a struggle that people face no matter where they live but it’s extremely important to health and well-being to get the best possible balance between work and spending time with family and friends doing the things you love.  Getting the right balance is a battle no matter what country you reside in, however, some countries take more action in getting the balance right than others.  If you’re thinking of moving abroad and want ... Read more
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