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Getting an EU Work Visa as an American Expat: Everything You Need to Know

More and more Americans are exploring the option of living abroad thanks to advances in technology that can allow them to work and stay connected while overseas. Remote work has become a more popular way to make a living, and […]

Goodbyes Around the Globe: Death Rituals in Different Cultures

Although different cultures’ death and dying rituals are varied, understanding how to deal with death is as important to one culture as the next. Death is a part of every life, regardless of where or how you live, but beliefs […]

International Telegraphic Money Transfers: The Best Ways to Send Money

⁠⁠⁠⁠If you live abroad, finding the best and cheapest way to transfer money internationally between bank accounts in different countries is likely one of your top concerns. Whether you’re sending money to yourself using two different accounts or transferring funds […]

Getting an International Divorce: What to Consider When Breaking Up Abroad

The Trials, Tribulations and Realities of Expat Divorces With enduring the turmoil of international divorce, you may ask yourself: “what is it about being an expat that makes marriages fall apart?” I wish I could tell you straight, but the […]

The Cheapest & Safest Countries to Live in the World

Living overseas comes with a lot of benefits. But if you worry about the cost of living eating away at your bank account, why pick the most expensive and safest countries to live in the world? Fortunately, you can live […]

What Are the Most Expensive & Safest Countries to Live in the World?

There’s no experience as exciting or enriching as living abroad. Not only does it give you the opportunity to find yourself, but it also lets you see places and have experiences you’d never have by staying at home. But of […]

How to Deal with Relocation Depression and Moving Anxiety?

You’ve done it. You’ve made your big move abroad! You’ve taken care of all the documentation, healthcare, insurance, finances, and you’ve packed up your entire life and moved to another country. Wow. Kudos to you! You are now officially an […]

An Expat’s Guide to Culture Shock

So. You’ve moved to a new country. Congratulations…this is a big deal. You’re slowly settling in and adjusting to your new surroundings. Everything feels new! Everything is fascinating! You’re psyched to be beginning this new adventure! Sure, you’d heard about […]

Dating Apps for Expats: Revolutionize Your Love Life

Finding a special someone in your home country is hard enough; looking for love abroad can be even harder. Luckily, dating apps for expats are here to help you get back in the game. These popular online tools maximize your […]

Let’s Wrap the Gap: Reducing the Gender Pay Gap

The Best and Worst Countries for Reducing the Gender Pay Gap Globally, only 76 out of 189 countries have laws that mandate gender equality. Gender-based disparity – specifically a gender pay gap, in labor, have the potential to undermine a […]

Guide to Celebrating the Most Popular Holidays Around the World

Although you probably know the holidays of your own country, you can greatly benefit by learning about the most popular holidays that take place in countries that your job sends you to. A little knowledge will help you to better […]

The 7 Best Countries for Expats (And the Top 5 That Aren’t So Welcoming)

Transitioning to a new home can leave you with a mix of emotions and when that new home is in another country emotional stress can be further heightened.

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