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Expat entrepreneurs in Amsterdam facing bans on shared housing

Expat entrepreneurs in Amsterdam facing bans on shared housing
For younger expats and students heading for Amsterdam, finding legally shared accommodation is about to get far more expensive. Since the Dutch city became a popular location for digital nomads and tech expats from the UK and other European states, finding affordable accommodation has become a nightmare, with many giving up and returning...

Tips for new expat arrivals in Austria

Posted on December 6, 2019 in Europe News
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Tips for new expat arrivals in Austria
If you’re heading to Austria on reassignment, watch out for a few local habits which drive expats crazy. Generally speaking, expats in Austria are happy with their choice of destination but, as with many overseas locations, some local behavioural traits make even experienced long-stayers hot under the collar. One of the most annoying for...

Lagos may be rough and tough but friendship wins out

Lagos may be rough and tough but friendship wins out
There’s only one good reason to become an expat in Lagos. Many long-term expats are in it for the challenge, always providing the financial rewards are enough. Africa in general is recognised as challenging in many ways, but Nigeria and its capital Lagos are often presented in a manner which suggests anyone who arrives to work is either...

Expats in Kuwait less than happy with their jobs and lives

 Expats in Kuwait less than happy with their jobs and lives
It’s survey time again, with different studies revealing different results for a swathe of worldwide expat destinations! The latest InterNations study is hitting hard on Kuwait City, ranking it as the worst on the planet for expatriate professionals. The expat hub was ranked last for its lack of leisure activities, unreliable local...

China continues opening up to Western expat talent

China continues opening up to Western expat talent
China’s plans to open up the Yangtse River Delta is expected to provide even more opportunities in the region for expat professionals. Over the past decade, China as an expat destination has blossomed into an exciting, forward-looking and amazingly welcoming land of opportunity, especially for those with tech talent. Whilst other Asian...

Adjusting as a retiree to the new expat demographic

 Adjusting as a retiree to the new expat demographic
Of all the expat sectors whose members are roaming the world nowadays, perhaps the most devoted to expat communities are the retirees. One thing’s for certain, for those looking to retire overseas the local expat community is an essential rather than an option. In the majority of popular retirement destinations, the groups are more...

Will buying a home in Greece still be possible post-Brexit?

 Will buying a home in Greece still be possible post-Brexit?
In spite of rumours to the contrary, Britons fleeing post-Brexit Britain will still be able to purchase Greek property. For those British retirees who’ve always dreamed of living in their own home in Greece, the door will definitely not close as regards house purchase. The reason is straightforward, as the European Union doesn’t...

Expat professionals should consider South Africa’s unique advantages

Expat professionals should consider South Africa’s unique advantages
South Africa isn’t one of the best-known destinations for ambitious expatriate professionals, but it’s definitely one of the most spectacular. The sheer beauty and diversity of this vast country set at the lowest point of the African continent needs to be seen to be believed, and its totally unique variety of cultures have made it a...

Expat tech start-ups can help African local education and employment

Expat tech start-ups can help African local education and employment
Africa’s low competition and huge number of business opportunities make it an option for tech start-ups. Whilst Africa may well be low on the list of desirable locations for expat tech start-ups, those who’re brave enough to accept the challenge will be amazed at the number of uncontested opportunities across the vast continent....

There and back again is expats’ favourite journey nowadays

Posted on November 26, 2019 in UAE
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There and back again is expats’ favourite journey nowadays
This expat version of there and back again might well explain why many never make it back to the home country on a permanent basis. Expatriation for career purposes is assumed to be temporary at best, dependent on what’s on offer elsewhere once the gloss falls off the present position and a higher salary is in the offing. Moving on once...