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

Expatriate Group Secure EMMA Highly Commended

The InterContinental at London’s O2 arena hosted The Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards. The evening celebrates the success of companies who provide the global mobility market with outstanding contributions and services. Expatriate Group were revealed as a shortlist contender earlier this year in the International Healthcare and Risk Management Provider of the Year category. They were in good company, with American Express, Hewlett Packard and HSBC featuring in other categories. Come the evening, Expatriate Group received the highly commended position, closely missing out ... Read more

Could You Boost Annual Income by Moving Abroad?

It is reported that British expats, on average, are seeing a £14,600 injection of cash into their annual salary after moving abroad. Skilled expats are packing their bags and heading for new climes so that they can cash in on extra cash other Brits are earning. These findings come as a result of HSBC’s 11th annual Expat Explorer survey which unveils what life is really like for expats around the globe. 45% of respondents to the latest survey stated they are earning ... Read more

How to Financially Prepare Before Moving Abroad

Booking your flights. Securing accommodation. Liaising with your new employer. Before emigrating, it can be so easy to let your mind only consider your plans going forward. However, your finances will definitely need some attention before you jet off. Countless expats move abroad to benefit from higher salaries and more beneficial offshore legislation. Therefore, it’s all the more important to get everything in order back in your home country. Bank accounts There is no right or wrong option when it comes to your ... Read more

An Expat Student Guide to Chinese Visas

As one of the most intriguing countries in the world, China has become one of the most popular places to pursue a degree abroad. Students from Europe, the USA and other parts of Asia are flocking to Chinese city to experience a rigorous but comprehensive education and they are guaranteed to improve career prospects. Apart from being exposed to excellent teaching, you will immerse in the Chinese culture which will certainly deepen your intellectual horizon. What Chinese student visa do I need? Any ... Read more

An Expat Guide to Understanding Ramadan

The Middle East is unlike any other region on the planet. Its people and their customs and traditions are so unique that my expats fail to realise just how special each country of the Middle East is. For this reason, many expats fail to understand how the region operates and end up disrespecting many Middle Eastern people and their values. What should be a peaceful co-existence can sometimes be tarnished by the ignorance of a handful. For this reason, we wanted to ... Read more

Expat Safety Tips: Avalanche

For expats that live in slowly climes or for travellers who cannot get enough of hitting the slopes, knowing how to spot and react to an avalanche is key for safety. Most avalanches occur between December and April in the Alpine countries of Frances, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. However, the USA has its fair share of avalanche danger, with Colorado, Alaska and Utah some of the most dangerous states. With avalanches killing more people within national park boundaries than any other natural ... Read more

Should I Homeschool My Child Whilst Living Abroad?

Who wouldn’t want their child to experience new ideas, languages and cultures? Moving abroad and setting up life in a country alien to your own can be an incredible experience, particularly for your kids. Whilst there are challenges expat families face in regard to education, such as expensive independent schools and interrupted study, there is an educational option that is becoming popular amongst expat communities. There are particularly prevalent home education movements in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. ... Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Iceland?

The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually. The survey ranks the most prosperous countries in the world. Many assume prosperity is used in reference to the financial standing of a country and, while this is included, the Legatum Institute considers more factors in its ranking. Ranking in 13th place in their most recent study (out of 149 countries) was Iceland. This puts Iceland in the top 8%, with its rankings for Safety and Security (2nd), Social ... Read more

Can You Travel the World Without Savings?

There is one thing holding many people back from exploring the world. Money. Many people are understandably fearful of quitting their jobs (or taking a sabbatical) and globe trotting if they haven’t got any money in the bank. Quite rightly, being able to afford a plane ticket can be a dilemma in itself. However, you by no means have to be well off to travel. Working abroad For those who want to live abroad but can’t afford to treat it as a jolly, ... Read more

An Expat Student Guide to French Visas

UNESCO statistics revealed that France has the third highest population of international students in the world, with 271,339 calling the country home for academic purposes. Universities in France are incredibly modern and students can benefit from being surrounded by people from all areas of the world whilst being enveloped in the unique French culture. Whatever your reason for choosing to study in France, getting to grips with the visa application process is key to ensure a smooth transition abroad. How to apply for ... Read more
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