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Expatriates

Expatriate Tax Sense or Broad-Brush Overreach: The U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

In an attempt to close a gap that foreign investors could use for tax avoidance in the proverbial Swiss bank, we now have a worldwide system of taxation enforcement trailing to the IRS.

Trailing Spouse vs. Accompanying Spouse: Semantics or Principle?

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Quenby Wilcox

As long as expat homemakers are treated as nothing more than "extra baggage" in an international relocation, I will continue to refer to these unsung heroes as "trailing spouses."

Why So Many Moms Trade In Corporate Jobs for a Life as a Trailing Spouse

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 03.16.2014 | Women
Quenby Wilcox

Giving up a career to become a stay-at-home mom is difficult enough for someone who stays in the same city or country, but for the woman who moves abroad, the challenges are ten-fold. So why would a highly-educated, professional woman give up her career and financial independence to follow her spouse into an unknown future?

Dual-Career Challenges for the Expat Family: Why Expat Employers Should Be Concerned

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 02.10.2014 | Women
Quenby Wilcox

Most people believe that an international assignment with a multinational footing the bill is highly sought-after amongst corporate executives. However, this is far from the truth.

Trailing Spouses: The Unsung Heroes of an International Relocation

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Quenby Wilcox

They are the ones who deal with all of the nitty-gritty of an international move, of finding and furnishing a new home, of making sure children are adapting to new schools and making new friends, of planning and organizing a new social life for the entire family. The list is unending.

LOOK: The Best Countries For Expats

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

If you're sick of your home country and are yearning for a change, you might want to consider settling in Asia for the next chapter of your life. A...

Americans In London: The Expat Experience On Travel With Kate (WATCH)

Posted 10.03.2013 | MarloThomas

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live abroad? My niece, travel journalist Kate Thomas, traveled to London and spoke with members of the...

City on a Hill: An Expat Reflects on the Boston Marathon Bombings

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Nicholas

Boston sends its graduates off steeped in a history of tenacious optimism particularly helpful in countering potentially dispiriting facts.

A (Possibly) Significant Development In Muslim-Christian Relations

Aaron Taylor | Posted 11.20.2012 | Religion
Aaron Taylor

In July of 2012, the Islamic Society of North America convened a small multilateral forum of scholars in Mauritania to discuss challenges faced by religious minorities in Muslim-majority communities around the world.

The Most Expensive Cities In The World For Expatriates

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

Thinking about wrapping up the U.S. portion of your life and bouncing to Japan? First consider asking for a raise. That's because a huge number of ...

An American's Search For London's 'Personal Bubble'

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 07.22.2012 | Travel
Shana Ting Lipton

You're having 'one of those days'. Soaking wet from a windy rain. You have an asthma attack whilst chasing a bus. Its doors close in your face, the driver grins wickedly and peels out.

Why You Should Tip the Foreign Delivery Guy

Morgan Rotondi | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Morgan Rotondi

We've all been there. You're hungry, maybe you're ordering delivery, or maybe you're going to that place down the street. You place your order. Then, all of a sudden, there's something standing between you and satisfaction... a language barrier.

OMG, How HOT Is the POTUS??

Trish Mitchell | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Trish Mitchell

Now that grown men have regained a regular heartbeat, women have stopped fainting and children screaming, we can calmly consider the recent fleeting visit to Australia of superhero-rockstar President Barack Obama.

Police Bust China-Angola Prostitution Ring

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.17.2011 | World

Angolan and Chinese police jointly broke up a criminal ring that abducted Chinese women and forced them into a life of prostitution, according to a re...

The Love Affair With Place

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 08.20.2011 | Travel
Shana Ting Lipton

Your knees buckle, you feel off-center, yet filled with joy. A sense of the "anything is possible" comes over you. You're not yourself; nor do you want to be. You're in love.

How Does an "Arab Expat Peace Corps" Sound?

Tulin Daloglu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tulin Daloglu

With the citizens of Arab nations wanting to claim their freedom and experience economic prosperity, the opportunity arises for Arab expatriates to have a real impact on the future of the region.

Letter From Paris: Designing Women

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Beth Arnold

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BLOGGER: Lose Your Passport? Then You're A Jerk

Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Rob Pringle

The first thing to do when you lose your passport in Kenya is to make a photocopy of the picture page and your current visa before you lose the passport.

Stepping off the Plane in Dubai

Joy Jewell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Joy Jewell

There's plenty to entertain, inspire and excite in Dubai.

The Sponsorship System Is on the Wrong Side of History

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

The existing sponsorship system in the UAE breeds complacency and suffocates innovation among nationals who find it an easy way to make income.

Notes of a Temporary Ex-pat #5: In Praise of Ex-Pats

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

Ex-pats have the guts to try something new. They create a life out of nothing. They're experimental. They've seen life from enough different perspectives that they know there's more than one way to skin a cat.

Kidnappings Of Expatriates Increase Worldwide, Says Author

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Nicholas Schmidle, author of "To Live or to Perish Forever: Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan", his account of his years as an expatriate in Pakistan, ...

Young Pakistanis Slowly Reversing The Brain Drain

Nosheen Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nosheen Abbas

The younger lot who return to Pakistan feel insecure at times, but understand that this is a temporary phase Pakistan is experiencing, and that eventually things will return to normal.

Letter From Paris: Calling A Dick A Dick

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beth Arnold

With yet another round of Dick Cheney disinformation saturating the airwaves, it boggles the mind how the Bush administration controlled the American conversation in the media for so many years.

Letter From Paris: Travels with My Daughter

Beth Arnold | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Beth Arnold

What we've realized is that our home is wherever we are together, no matter where in the world that is. No matter where our lives take us. Those are the happiest mother's days for me.