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Adjusting to Your International Move

  • Finding Entertainment After a Move Abroad

    After moving overseas it can be hard to find activities and things to do once you;re settled. Here are some tips for finding entertainment in your new city or country after your international move. Whether or not you've moved overseas for work, you've likely found a job to keep...

  • How to Observe Holidays and Traditions Overseas

    When you move to another country, you usually encounter a totally different culture. It is likely that many of the holidays and traditions that you hold dear from your time at home will not be celebrated in the same way, or at all, in your new overseas home. ...

  • Christmas Around the World

    Being far from home during the holiday season can be rough. The holidays may only increase feelings of homesickness, but despite what you may think, Christmas...

  • What to Do on Your First Day in Your Overseas Home

    You finally moved overseas. The move is over and you are in your new home in another country. There is a lot ahead of you, but what exactly should you do on your first day in your new home abroad?...

  • Tips for Intercultural Communication in the Workplace

    You may already feel comfortable and settled in your career by the time you move abroad for your employer. However, once you've made the move and crossed borders you may not feel as such. There is an entirely new office to adjust to, a new set of co-workers and possibly...

  • How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Abroad

    Culture shock is felt especially hard when it comes to holidays for expats. After an international move, you may be distressed to realize that a national holiday like Thanksgiving is not celebrated in other countries (it is celebrated earlier in Canada)...

  • How to Buy a House Abroad

    Moving abroad is always a daring and challenging thing to do. How do you buy a home when the homes on the market are many miles away and usually overseas? There is also the problem of the vastly different real estate laws in Maintain Your Expat Marriageforeign...

  • Homesickness During the Holidays

    Moving to a new country is exciting and it's an adventure. All is well when you get there you're adapting beautifully to your new home, making friends and excelling in your new job. After a few months, your new country feels like home. But then...

  • Making Yourself at Home Overseas

    Adjusting to a new country and culture after an international move can be challenging. There are several stages of culture shock that you will face that can cause homesickness. Although it can be discouraging, there are ways to make your new overseas home feel...

  • Maintain Your Expat Marriage

    Moving with your spouse is already a stressful situation. Unfortunately, moving across an ocean can prove to be too stressful for some marriages causing some expat couples to divorce. Moving and living abroad is exciting and challenging, to make...

  • Tips for Staying Safe While Abroad

    The world is a big and sometimes scary place. The fact that foreign countries are so different is what makes travel rewarding, but it also comes with a dark side. Being in a foreign country fgirlstreet can be dangerous, especially if you stand out as a target The following tips can...

  • Having a Baby Abroad

    Starting a family while living abroad has many benefits for not only your child, but for you as well. However, there are things to consider when having a baby abroad, take a look at what you should know when planning to have a baby abroad...

  • How to Live and Work Overseas

    Moving to a foreign country can be a jarring experience--you often find yourself alone in a unfamiliar culture. Working in a new country is also difficult because the regulations and work culture may be different than in your home country. These strategies can make...

  • Helping Your Family Deal With Culture Shock

    Any type of move can be stressful for a family. International moves have the added stress of culture shock, but dealing with it as a family can make the transition easier. Use these tips to help your family cope with culture shock after an international move...

  • Top Expat Blogs and Forums

    Are you feeling lonely after moving to another country? You're not alone. Countless expatriates are coping with and thriving in the transition to life in a foreign country after an international move. Do you want to meet some fellow expatriates in your new country?Will...

  • Tips For Transferring Your Money Internationally

    When you move internationally, you have to transfer all aspects of your life to a foreign country. This includes your money. How do you get your money to another country in the correct currency? You can't just take all the cash out of your account, travel with it, and then...

  • Adjusting to New Food in Your New Country

    Moving overseas is overwhelming enough as it is -- different languages, different environments and different customs can all become a lot to handle right off the bat after an international move. It's normal for people to gravitate toward the familiar after a move. Moving abroad is no different...

  • Common Mistakes Made When Moving Overseas

    Moving overseas is one of the most daring and exciting life transitions that someone can make. But keep in mind that it is just that, a life transition, and shouldn't be taken lightly. Sometimes people are too eager to leave their current situation and end up making mistakes when...

  • Moving Abroad: Renting vs. Buying Furniture

    Whether you're moving abroad permanently or temporarily, you're going to need furniture. The only question is should you rent or buy your furniture once you move abroad? This guide will provide information about the differences between renting and buying furniture...

  • Keeping a Healthy Lifestyle Abroad

    You have enough to worry about after moving overseas, and keeping your healthy lifestyle in another country may not necessarily be at the top of your list. Unfortunately, if you want to keep your health conscious attitude in check, you have...

  • Driving in Your New Country

    One of the most daunting tasks after moving to a new country will most certainly be assimilating to that territory's driving rules, but with a little research -- not to mention practice -- you'll be driving like a local in no time. Or at least someone masquerading as one...

  • Americans Across the World: US Citizens Abroad

    Despite being a tough statisic to pinpoint, it is estimated that americans living abroad are between 3 and 6 million- and steadily growing each year. But where are these expatriates going? And why are they going there? Americans have scattered...

  • Tips for Citizens Returning to Their Home Country

    Returning to your home country after some time abroad can be difficult and exciting at the same time. Not only will you have to mentally prepare yourself to move back home, but you'll have to get your affairs in order, just as you did before...

  • Tips for Using Your Electronics Internationally

    Moving internationally can be an exciting time. Whether you're moving abroad for school, work or retirement, there are things that may slip your mind when you're preparing yourself for your move. One of those things may be how you'll use your electronics...

  • How to Make Friends in a New Country

    If you are planning an international move, you may fear loneliness and feeling ostracized when you arrive in your new country. With all your friends and relatives so far away back home, who will you meet for coffee or dinner? Who will provide companionship...

  • Learning Your New Country's Language

    There's a saying that goes something like, "the best way to learn a foreign language is to move to a foreign country." While it's true that you can immerse yourself in the country's culture better by moving there, learning a language can be a bit more complicated...

  • How to Cope with Culture Shock When Moving Internationally

    We all tend to gravitate towards the familiar, but with international moves, this isn’t always an option. You’ll be faced with a plethora of new sights, sounds and experiences in your new country that you may not be ready to embrace with open arms. Moving is overwhelming...

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