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Moving to Portugal – Family and Education

So, you are moving to Portugal!

So you are moving to Portugal! Make the transition work better with this free-to-download, full-colour guide. Your Guide To Living In Portugal provides you with guidance on the issues you will need to address as you plan your move, whether that is to retire, buy a second property or simply enjoy a whole new life.

Moving Pets to Portugal

When taking a pet from an EU country or from non-EU countries into Portugal the EU rules apply.  This requires vaccination against rabies to be documented in the pet passport or the animal health certificate.  This is the sole requirement for dogs, cats and ferrets to travel across EU borders, with certain exceptions.   Pets…

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solo female expats

Empowering Tips For Solo Female Expats

Stepping into the realm of solo female expats is a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. It’s about defying societal norms and embracing independence on your terms. Firstly, cultural differences may seem daunting initially, but you’ll thrive with an open mind and respect for local customs. Secondly, building a strong support network is vital, connecting you…

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studying abroad

Studying Abroad? Follow These 7 Tips For An Easier Student Life

If you’re considering studying abroad, congratulations! It’s an amazing experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. But before you pack your bags and catch a plane, there are a few things you should know to make your student life overseas a little easier. Follow these seven tips and you’ll be…

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expecting a baby abroad

How To Involve Your Family Back Home When Expecting a Baby Abroad

Whether you’re a digital nomad that moves around frequently or a part of a couple that’s found their forever home, it can be stressful to be away from family when you’re expecting a baby abroad. However, there are plenty of things you can do to keep your family back home in the loop while abroad….

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how do you fund your education

How To Get A Student Loan As An Expat: 4 Ways To Fund Your Education

  Taking your education to the next level is an investment in your future, and one which will repay itself many times over, not only in terms of opening up new career opportunities, but also when it comes to making you a more rounded human being.  How do you fund your education?      …

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finance your studies abroad

7 Useful Ways To Finance Your Studies Abroad

  Studying abroad can be an amazing experience, but it can also be expensive. If you are not careful, the cost of tuition, room and board, and other associated expenses can add up quickly. That’s why it is important to explore all of your options to finance your studies abroad.         In…

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Adjusting to Life as a Distance Learner

Adjusting To Life As A Distance Learner

  The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many students to adapt to online learning.  It’s an educational process that allows students to perform tasks without being physically present in a classroom. It offers many benefits such as the ability to study at your own pace and enjoy flexible expat education as you can attend classes from…

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expat partner

Wanting To Work As An Expat Partner? Do You Really Want To?

When your partner is offered a career enhancing opportunity abroad and you decide together to take the step, the family will enter a whole new phase in family life.  If you are happy to leave your job behind and look forward to spending more time with the family and building a new life in the…

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expat partner

The Impact Of Giving Up Your Job To Become An Expat Partner

Not everyone outside the expat community responds positively when you talk about being an expat. Sometimes judgement is apparent; you can be seen as a spoiled, stay-at-home expat partner with no material needs or wants, spending lazy afternoons at the pool-side sipping cocktails with friends. This may or may not have been true many decades…

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moving overseas with a pet

7 Things You Should Know About Moving Overseas With A Pet

  Moving overseas with a pet is an arduous task that requires a lot of forethought and planning. Most travelers leave their pet to a care facility to avoid all the hassles and loads of paperwork associated with bringing a pet abroad. However, parting ways can be a hard choice for people having a deep…

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