Tagged by: expat resources

When Friends Visit Your Expat Home

Date Posted: July 27, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life, Malta Expat

When friends visit your expat home, you turn into a de facto tour guide. It’s one of my favorite parts of being a serial expat – I get to continuously learn about new places and then to share that insight with some of my favorite people. We’ve only been living in Malta for a few months, but already we’ve had a few visitors!

When friends visit your expat home, you turn into a de facto tour guide. It's one of my favorite parts of being a serial...

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Becoming an Expat is an Art Form

Date Posted: June 26, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life

Moving overseas is a unique experience for every expat. While there are certain aspects that remain constant – the red tape, the loneliness, the financial questions – the daily details can be interpreted differently by each individual. That’s why becoming an expat is an art form. Your personal preferences and style may vary greatly from the next expat’s, but there is no right or wrong way to interpret and create your new life.

Moving overseas is a unique experience for every expat. While there are certain aspects that remain constant - the red t...

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Learning a New Expat Home

Date Posted: June 16, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life

Moving to a new country has to be one of the most exhilarating experiences! Learning a new expat home will help you to adjust to this new environment, to delve deeper and to truly appreciate the full experience of being an expat.

Moving to a new country has to be one of the most exhilarating experiences! Learning a new expat home will help you to a...

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The Ups and Downs of Expat Life

Date Posted: May 14, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life

Becoming an expat doesn’t change who you are, we’ve talked about that before. It also doesn’t change daily life. The ups and downs of expat life are similar to those of life back home, but you might experience a few other unique moments as an expat. Daily life struggles are universal, so what’s different for an expat that might cause a few headaches?

Becoming an expat doesn't change who you are, we've talked about that before. It also doesn't change daily life. The ups...

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International Charity Day for Expats

Date Posted: September 5, 2016
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Expat Life, Personal

International Charity Day for Expats

Today is International Charity Day, as established by the United Nations in 2013 in honor of Mother Teresa. I’ve already discussed how expats tend to get involved in their local communities around the world, but perhaps it’s time to revisit the topic. Charity is important everywhere, but getting involved has several specific benefits for expats in particular.

Today is International Charity Day, as established by the United Nations in 2013 in honor of Mother Teresa. I've already...

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In Defense of Expat Life

Date Posted: July 25, 2016
Posted in: Expat Life

Before you take your excited leap into expat life, there’s something you need to realize about becoming an expat. Unfortunately, it actually has very little to do with you and a whole lot to do with the people you leave back home. Here’s the problem you will face: You will have to constantly speak up in defense of expat life. You will have to offer explanations and information, personal details and perhaps intimate insights. You will have to regularly deal with people questioning your lifestyle and your choices.

Before you take your excited leap into expat life, there's something you need to realize about becoming an expat. Unfort...

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Moving Abroad – The Next Step

Date Posted: October 21, 2015
Posted in: Expat Life

advice for moving overseas

We’ve already discussed the first step to moving abroad…so what’s next? While there is no set order for you to follow, the following is certainly one of the next steps you must take if you’re thinking of moving abroad.

Do you speak a second language? If you’re from the U.S., it’s likely you do not. I was in the same boat. I didn’t grow up in a bilingual family and my hometown was whiter than Wonderbread.

We've already discussed the first step to moving abroad...so what's next? While there is no set order for you to follow,...

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The First Step to Moving Abroad

Date Posted: September 29, 2015
Posted in: Expat Life

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I recently asked all my subscribers to answer a few questions in a survey. One of the most popular requests I received was that I write more about the logistics of moving abroad. That’s completely understandable – it can be intimidating to move to a new country with different legal and financial systems, plus a completely different culture.

I recently asked all my subscribers to answer a few questions in a survey. One of the most popular requests I received w...

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