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When Home Is Everywhere

Jessica Rosenberg | Posted 10.31.2014 | 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.

Is Living Abroad Really All It's Cracked up to Be?

Julie Gray | Posted 11.29.2014 | Impact
Julie Gray

Nothing shakes up your life like moving thousands of miles away from everyone you know and everything your life was about. It's a serious control-alt-delete move. But is it really all that great?

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

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 10.27.2014 | 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.