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7 Lessons Learned From 7 Years As An Expat

David W. Weaver | Posted 07.07.2016 | Travel
David W. Weaver

Earlier this year, I celebrated seven years of living abroad in Germany. The initial plan of coming over, earning my master’s degree, and heading ba...

Bangladesh Garment Industry Trembles After Dhaka Attack

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.02.2016 | World

DHAKA/MUMBAI, July 2 (Reuters) - Some leaders of Bangladesh's $26 billion garment industry expect Western fashion retailers to review their ties with ...

Savage Attack On Oasis Of Calm In Dhaka Shakes Expat Community

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.02.2016 | World

DHAKA, July 2 (Reuters) - With the Holey Artisan Bakery downstairs and the O'Kitchen Restaurant upstairs, the Dhaka eatery with large windows looking ...

Busting the Most Common Myths About Living Abroad

Map Happy | Posted 05.12.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Chucking it all and finding yourself while relocating to an exotic locale is living the dream, right? Or is it? Consider these insights from someone who has actually done it--more than once.

Dealing with Expat Divorce, Part 2: Why Home Matters

Katia Vlachos | Posted 04.06.2016 | Divorce
Katia Vlachos

Divorce essentially implies a loss of home. When that happens, the consequences for expats are much more dramatic.

Moving Abroad: The Check-List

Pauline Paquin | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

  Moving abroad can be a lot of stress, so here is a full check-list to make sure you don't leave anything behind and are prepared for your new coun...

American Expat Thinks U.S. Gun Violence Is So Bad He Feels Safer In Syria

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.17.2016 | World

The last American known to be living in Damascus says he feels safer in Syria's capital than in the U.S. because of American gun violence. Thomas Web...

What I have learned about Denmark

Tuni Nguyen | Posted 03.10.2016 | Arts
Tuni Nguyen

Recently, Denmark has been mentioned a lot by the presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as a perfect model for his vision of America. Personally, I th...

'Quit Your Job And Travel The World' Is The Worst Advice Ever

Nina Ragusa | Posted 01.05.2016 | Travel
Nina Ragusa

Quit your job and travel. Just leave your job, pack your bag and travel! It's a quote said by many travelers who've been on the road a while -- by so...

The Very Easy Way to Live and Work Abroad Instantly

Map Happy | Posted 06.24.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Several years ago, when I was desperately searching for opportunities to work abroad, I missed the whole concept of working holiday visas entirely. Soooo easy, as long as you're under 30. All it takes is 30 minutes to fill out a form online. Seriously.

The Worst Advice You'll Ever Hear When Making Life-Changing Decisions

Russell V. J. Ward | Posted 05.31.2016 | Travel
Russell V. J. Ward

With every life-changing decision, I've received great advice from trusted sources. But I've also heard some of the worst advice about changing my life for the better. And you'll probably hear it too.

How To Deal With Aging Parents When You Live Abroad

Ana McGinley | Posted 05.03.2016 | Fifty
Ana McGinley

Every year the number of people embarking on exciting expat assignments increases. For many expats this excitement is dampened by the loss of family we leave behind. They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it is difficult to deny the poignancy of saying goodbye to aging parents.

10 Hungarian Habits I Lost When I Moved to the US

Kat Gal | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel
Kat Gal

At age 17 I left my home country, Hungary and moved to the US. After nearly 9 years of living, studying and working here, yet again, I took another courageous step and I left. Since then I've only been back as a visitor as part of my on-going travels.

Walking on The Ninth Cloud With American Film Director Jane Spencer

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Helen I. Hwang

The Ninth Cloud, the latest film from Zurich-based American director Jane Spencer, leaves an indelible imprint of lovely, surreal snippets on the audience, full of beautiful quirkiness.

6 Reasons Why You'll Know It's Time to Move Overseas

Russell V. J. Ward | Posted 04.04.2015 | Travel
Russell V. J. Ward

How many times have you said you're going to do something but change your mind at the last minute? It might be a spontaneous pledge, a throw-away comment or spur-of-the-moment remark but the result is usually the same.

Life When You Can't Google It

Sara Harari | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Sara Harari

Slowly but surely, I've overcome my Google addiction, and it's my greatest blessing in disguise. When it doesn't come to the rescue, I've learned to rely on -- god forbid, as our grandparents would say -- my brain.

What It's Like to Feel at Home Everywhere And Nowhere

Reem Kassis | Posted 03.08.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

Around the holiday season, a common exchange between people living abroad ends in, "I'm going back 'home' for the holidays this year." Ironically, many of us who say this have been living in our new adopted countries for more years than our original ones. The notion of "home" remains fluid.

4 Ways Living Abroad Changes You... Forever

Russell V. J. Ward | Posted 01.05.2015 | Travel
Russell V. J. Ward

You might not realize it immediately but one day you'll see it for what it is. You grew, evolved and moved on. You faced setbacks and dealt with them on your own. You overcame obstacles, beat back the naysayers and you have the scars to prove it.

Why I Turned Down 2 Full-Time Job Offers Out of College to Freelance and Travel

Hailley Griffis | Posted 02.08.2015 | Travel
Hailley Griffis

I decided to go and take what I want from the world, rather than take what the world was throwing at me.

When Home Is Everywhere

Jessica Rosenberg | Posted 12.31.2014 | Women
Jessica Rosenberg

I grew up in a different world. A world filled with French bread and yummy cheese; with snacks made of bread, butter and chocolate; with classy children's clothes and outdoor markets. I grew up in France, and for the first seven years of my life, that was the only world I knew.

Home. Where's That?

Lisa Stadnyk-Webb | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel
Lisa Stadnyk-Webb

I may miss out on having an easy answer when someone asks me where I'm from, but I feel blessed to have enough places that fill me with happiness to make me struggle with the question.

'Sorry, I Don't Do Asians': The Dangers of Racial Discrimination in Dating

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Like so many men with the no-Asians dating and hooking-up policies, Nolan hid behind the old "That's just my preference" excuse. He compared his not being attracted to Asians to his preferring men over women. I let that one slide because it was such a ridiculous argument.

Sponsors, Mentors and Women Expats' Success

Yelena Parker | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Yelena Parker

Sponsors are critical for international moves. We need people who are personally invested in us, want to see us succeed and can use their position power to remove the final barriers. We also need mentors, people who we can trust and want to learn from.

The 4 Things To Consider Before Retiring Overseas

Lisa Condie | Posted 02.16.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

First there is the dream. A crazy notion that continues to pop into your head. What would it be like to live abroad? After the dream, the plan begins. And like most good plans, it's all in the details. Here are what I consider the Final Four.

How to Live in Paradise for Less Than $1,500 a Month

Norm Schriever | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Norm Schriever

First off, there is a HUGE difference between being on vacation and living abroad. That image you have of sitting around on a beach chair all day with a coconut drink in your hand at a luxurious resort?