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Advice for female expats heading for Japan

Advice for female expats heading for Japan
Japan is one of the world’s most fascinating countries on many different levels, especially if you’re a female expat looking to stay for a good while. The transition from the Western world to anywhere in Asia can be more than the challenge of relocating within Europe, and it’s not just the language, it’s the totally different...

How to cope with your new role as trailing husband

How to cope with your new role as trailing husband
Much is written about coping with relocation as a trailing spouse, but the vast majority of articles assume the spouse is female. Admittedly, the numbers of trailing husbands are far lower than their female equivalents, but the stress of suddenly losing your work identity isn’t any easier to counteract and can have life-changing...

Is it really more fun in the Philippines for expat retirees?

Is it really more fun in the Philippines for expat retirees?
Deciding on the best option for a safe, secure and peaceful retirement can be a major challenge, especially in today’s troubled world. One of the major problems of choosing a long-term retirement destination is the speed at which the world is changing nowadays. The task is easier for expat professionals, as shorter term contracts are...

Expats find Ireland the cure for anger, stress and poor mental health

Expats find Ireland the cure for anger, stress and poor mental health
If a better quality of life is your motivation, the Republic of Ireland may be the solution. Life, especially in the UK and USA, seems now to be confusing at best and unbearable at worst, with emigrating seemingly the only answer to more of the same post-Brexit or post-Trump chaos. Selling up and moving overseas may seem like a drastic...

Millennials win out on salary increases and career prospects when moving overseas

Millennials win out on salary increases and career prospects when moving overseas
Expat professionals under the age of 35 gain more from taking an overseas job than any other age group. According to a recent study, younger expat professionals taking a job overseas would be rewarded by a 35 per cent salary hike, a higher percentage rate than that offered to expats in any other age group. The move will also improve...

Shanghai considered one of the world’s safest cities for expats

 Shanghai considered one of the world’s safest cities for expats
For expats heading to Shanghai but fearing for their personal safety, Italian police have given it the all-clear. Every year, Shanghai invites a small delegation of Italian police officers to join in a joint patrol around several districts and meet up with Italian expatriates living and working in the massive city. This year’s invitees,...

How to ensure your new expat workers don’t have breakdowns

How to ensure your new expat workers don’t have breakdowns
Staying sane whilst moving overseas is an increasingly popular subject for online blogs and articles. Moving overseas, whether it’s a reassignment, a personal decision or a retirement dream, is always stressful, but recent articles on how to stay sane or at least in charge of the procedure are concentrating on the damage to expats’...

Asia now the most expensive continent for expats

Asia now the most expensive continent for expats
Whilst formerly top expat destinations fade due to currency woes, economic instability and anti-foreigner sentiment, Asia is the place to head for if you’re earning top dollar as you’ll need it just to get by. Once known as the world’s bargain basement for cost of living as well as quality of life, Asia as a whole is now becoming...

Changing careers midstream as an expat needs to be done carefully

Changing careers midstream as an expat needs to be done carefully
Changing careers midstream can be challenging for expats, but step-by-step planning increases the chance of success. Changing careers can be deliberate or it can be purely accidental, as in a new contact offering you what may seem like the opportunity of a lifetime. Either way, it needs to be done carefully and with a full understanding...

Where’s best for expat professionals and their families?

Where’s best for expat professionals and their families?
Planning an international relocation to include your family can be far more complicated than moving as a single expat. For expat professionals taking their families along for the ride, priorities such as schooling, healthcare, childcare, suitable housing and the essential issue of safety and security come first, well above nightlife,...