Living abroad might sound like a scary option to many, but to some it is an exciting thought for many reasons.
You probably know your home town or city like the back of your hand, living abroad allows individuals the chance to learn foreign towns just the same. Perhaps there is somewhere you have always wanted to go, or a culture that you have been interested in for a long time. Living abroad allows you to become fully emerged in the other culture and even grants you the chance to "live like the locals."
Before you start looking for international jobs and volunteer opportunities abroad, read our advice from experienced expatriates and international travelers who cover every aspect of going abroad. We offer a wide range of articles with advice on living and working in a foreign country.
The Easiest and Most Affordable Countries to Get a Second Passport When living abroad, a second passport can come in handy. Dual citizenship can offer additional security in the face of political instability. Becoming a citizen in a new country can allow you easier access to investment opportunities, employment option, domestic social services, and more. […]Read More
The true fun and excitement of living in a new place comes from indulgence, not cutting back. In many cases, you may be able to cultivate a superior lifestyle in a new country with less money. However, this does not mean that you should have to go on a forced budget. Living abroad is one […]Read More
Life happens- even when traveling and living abroad. This, of course, opens the door to a number of life-altering changes, including marriage and divorce. Unfortunately, legitimizing your marriage or divorce in the eyes of the U.S government can be difficult. Marriage and divorce requirements will vary from one country to the next, but the following […]Read More
Packing up and moving abroad is not a decision to be taken lightly. There are many things to be considered before making such a big move, including: How will you earn money? Where will you live? Can you speak or easily learn the language and culture? What will you do with your personal belongings? Will […]Read More
Best Apps for Expats and Global Nomads It’s no secret that phones make life much easier. Phones allow you to communicate with friends, choose a top restaurant in a new neighborhood, find the local entertainment, and much, much more. The utility of your phone is amplified when living abroad: researching exchange rates and saying “thank you” in a […]Read More
When you relocate to a new county, you will become very familiar with the term expatriate or expat. You may hear individuals within your host country refer to you as an expat and you may even begin to call yourself an expatriate- but becoming an expat includes much more than a title, it’s often an […]Read More
When you make the decision to become an expat this only creates a snowball effect and opens the door for number of other decisions you need to make come rolling through. Typically, the next large decision that you will need to make is where you will become an expat. If you’re not sure and have […]Read More
The 2014 HSBC Explorer Survey results have been announced which means your helpful guide when it comes to trying to figure out the best places to raise children as an expat are in. Although this survey covers three areas: economics, experience and raising children- our main focus will be the on the third criteria: raising […]Read More
Recent posts have attracted some kudos from long-term expatriates (international citizens living abroad) as well as our customers who aspire to live abroad on the long-term. To make things easier for US citizens exploring that kind of transition, I thought we’d talk today about the six most critical things to know about being an American expatriate. […]Read More
If you’re an expat in Australia and have fallen in love with life there, you might be considering becoming an Australian citizen. Along with being able to say that you are officially a citizen, there are a number of other benefits to becoming a citizen of the country you reside in. If you’ve made the […]Read More