Moving to a different country is an exciting adventure for many. But when the excitement fades, what is left is often loneliness and feeling out of place. InterNations member Maggie knows these feelings all too well and has some advice on how to overcome them.
When planning a move to another country sorting out whether and how to bring along your four-legged best friend can be stressful. This article provides some relevant pointers and considerations to ease that stress.
There is more to finding a great job than just a perfect resume. In the time of headhunters, career fairs, and business networking, you need to know how to market yourself right. InterNations member Harlem has put together some useful advice for expats on the job hunt.
Is international health insurance the right choice for you? What factors should you consider when choosing a company and policy? How can you tailor your plan to fit the specific needs of you and your family? And most importantly: don’t forget to read the fine print!
Has your foreign assignment come to an end or are you about to terminate for some reason? Did you know that reverse culture shock happens to nearly all expats returning back home? You will probably not be exempt from such re-adjustment issues — but InterNations tells you how to soften the blow!
Intercultural competence is an invaluable part of your preparations for life as an expat. Yet it is often overlooked in the run-up for a job posting abroad. InterNations shows you how you can benefit from this skill to make sure your international assignment will be a success.
Only 13% of expats worldwide don’t speak the local language in their country of residence at all. Acquiring the required language skills isn’t always easy, though. If you are looking for a challenge, here are five languages rated as serious tongue twisters by the respondents of our Expat Insider 2017 survey.
Do you think that it is really a great thing to enjoy the best of several worlds? Ask a third culture kid and you may get to hear a mixed bag of answers. Whatever the opinion of a TCK, there is no doubt about the fact that being a TCK is a challenging and life-changing experience.
While most expats rent an apartment or house during their stay, you might be considering buying your own property abroad. InterNations has collected a number of tips for you on how to buy property overseas and what you, as a foreign buyer, might need to especially look out for.
Did you grow up in one culture, your parents came from another, and you are now living in a totally different country? Then you are a third-culture kid! Yet being a third-culture kid is not always easy; in fact many hardships may arise from this culture-hopping phenomenon.
Throughout your expat life, staying healthy may be one of the biggest challenges. You need to get informed about possible health risks in your new home and feasible countermeasures. The InterNations magazine will help you lead a safe and sound expat life!
Women who move abroad sometimes face safety concerns they did not necessarily have to deal with at home. Going for a walk alone or wearing your usual attire may suddenly become problematic. InterNations provides you with safety tips, as well as advice on dealing with risky situations.
I used to have a romantic notion about long-distance relationships. I blame it on the movie “Going the Distance”, in which the lead characters, San Francisco native Erin (Drew Barrymore) and Garrett from New York City (Justin Long) fall in love, pursue a long-distance relationship, and — what do you know — have a happy Hollywood ending.
You have a job in your new destination and handled all the paperwork that comes with moving to another country? Well done! But you still need to keep some final steps in mind, such as health check-ups and financial issues. Our guide helps you with the final preparations for moving to another country.
Doing volunteer work abroad or working for an NPO or NGO is as popular as ever. However, while this type of work will allow you to experience foreign cultures in a whole new way, it is also very demanding. Before you embark, make sure to ask yourself the right questions!
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