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Tips on making the best of a shrinking expat budget due to currency fluctuations

Tips on making the best of a shrinking expat budget due to currency fluctuations
The expat lifestyle as it’s portrayed online gives plenty of causes for envy in many conventionally-oriented members of society. It’s true that living outside your comfort zone as well as your country can be exciting as well as challenging, but realities exist everywhere expats hang their hats. Budgeting is one, and is a good reason...

Expats in Zhoushan now have a one-stop-shop for visas and permits

Expats in Zhoushan now have a one-stop-shop for visas and permits
Expats working in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang’s major city of Zhoushan are now able to get all the necessary permits at a recently-opened one-stop-shop. In an effort to make life and doing business easier for new arrivals in the city, its Public Service Bureau now offers a single-visit service linked to an online...

Women expats warned over bullying in expatriate communities

Women expats warned over bullying in expatriate communities
Working expat women as well as trailing spouses may find themselves victims of bullying in overseas womens’ groups. Whether moving overseas to take on a new job or accompanying your spouse on relocation abroad, stepping into a totally new environment can have its problems. Relocating to a city with its own established expatriate...

Unusual jobs for those desperate to join the expat exodus

Unusual jobs for those desperate to join the expat exodus
Since the turn of the millennium, the numbers of people leaving their home countries to work, study, retire, start a business or simply wander the planet as a digital nomad have soared. Expat professionals have seen their bank balances swell and their qualities of life change to luxury from liveable, and volunteers have made life more...

UK-trained expat teachers now a must-have for overseas international schools

UK-trained expat teachers now a must-have for overseas international schools
The British education system is renowned the world over, although many in the UK consider it’s past its prime and needs an update. Research shows an increasing worldwide demand for expat teachers who trained at UK universities. International schools are in the front line as regards recruitment, as almost half now offer a British-based...

Nigeria’s tech industry is fading fast due to brain drain

Nigeria’s tech industry is fading fast due to brain drain
Nigeria’s former storming tech hub ecosystem has attracted hundreds of millions in investment, but is now losing out to other tech heartlands due to salary shortfalls. The African state was one of the first to recognise the financial potential of the boom in tech, creating a decade of tech hub launches, triumphs and the arrivals of tech...

What’s in it for expat professionals in Africa?

What’s in it for expat professionals in Africa?
Perhaps the majority of relocating expatriate professionals don’t see themselves as developing their careers in Africa, but this fascinating continent has much to offer those willing to try. The majority of expats living all across Africa are professionals on reassignment from their multinational companies and are working in the oil,...

Japan opens its doors to expat professionals with new visa scheme

Japan opens its doors to expat professionals with new visa scheme
Traditionally resistant to an influx of foreigners, Japan is now opening its doors to expats. As are many other world countries, Japan is now facing both an ageing population and de-population due to nationals leaving the country to further their careers or simply see the world before they settle down. As a result, Japan’s government is...

Bad news for UK expat retirees as state pensions may be frozen

Bad news for UK expat retirees as state pensions may be frozen
The British Brexit team’s announcement that UK nationals living in EU member states will only get their state pension annual increases if the EU reciprocates has struck fear and fury into the hearts of UK expats in Europe. The 11–page policy paper entitled ‘Citizens’ Rights’ states lawmakers want to preserve the triple lock...

Considering your expat job offer versus your needs

Considering your expat job offer versus your needs
So you’ve made it through the selection process and been offered the coveted job – but should you actually take it? You’ve survived the usual almost unending selection process to the short list and finally received the job offer itself but, before you sign on the dotted line, it’s important to step back and carefully consider what...