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Biggest Expat Fears And How To Overcome Them

  Everyone has a dream country they wish they could move to, and many individuals are working to achieve that dream. However, moving to another country comes with a plethora of tasks and difficulties one will have to face. There is a lot to learn and to adapt to as an expat. Let’s discuss some of the biggest expat fears and how they can be ove ...

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Moving Back to the USA After Time Abroad? 4 Tips to Make it an Easier Transition

America is the land of opportunity, but plenty of US citizens head overseas to further their careers, see the world, meet new people and broaden their horizons.  When the time comes to return home, there are all sorts of administrative challenges involved, as well as cultural and emotional obstacles to overcome. So what can you do to minimize the stress and anxiety that comes with moving back to t ...

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How VoIP Helps Expats Stay Connected With Family Abroad

  If you live overseas, maintaining relationships with the loved ones you leave back home can be tricky. Although with the help of modern VoIP technology, it’s actually a lot easier for expats to keep in touch.  So what is this type of telephone service exactly, and how can it benefit people who want to strengthen family bonds no matter where they’re based worldwide?       Intr ...

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Living In Edinburgh: What You Need To Know

  Over the last ten years or so, Edinburgh has become one of the most popular places to live for people in the UK and beyond. But what can you expect from a move to this historic city, and is it right for your specific needs? To help you decide if Scotland’s capital will be your next dream place to move to, here’s what you need to know about making a new life in Edinburgh.       Living in Edi ...

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How Much Does It Cost To Move Abroad? 

Brits who are dreaming of moving abroad have been offered helpful tips and advice on how much it typically costs to up sticks and start a new life overseas.  Taking into consideration the costs expats will need to pay before even entering the new country, Property Guides give guidance on how much does it cost to move abroad.  They have covered approximate amounts for shipping belongings, visa appl ...

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Things To Consider When Moving Abroad

  Moving abroad is a brilliant opportunity to learn more about other cultures and yourself. Stepping out and taking this giant leap of faith can easily grant you the opportunity to have many new experiences while allowing you to explore a terrain that is otherwise unknown to you.       However, moving abroad is not always as glamorous as it seems. And if you plan on legally living and working ...

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How Can You Afford A Car Straight After A Big International Move?

  Moving to another country can be expensive.  While the precise costs will depend on things like how far away you are moving, the cost of living in the country you are moving to, and the size of your family, you should be prepared to pay for not only moving and transportation costs but also packing costs, moving insurance costs, the cost of custom duty charges and taxes, visa fees, housing c ...

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Staying Connected With Family During the Holidays

  Moving abroad and becoming an expat is a bold move, mixed with excitement and worries. Plus, if you’re moving the entire family away from parents, siblings, and friends, the experience often has a bitter-sweet taste.  What are the options for staying connected during the holidays?       However, the separation doesn’t have to be this difficult since nowadays it’s easy to stay ...

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How To Make A Smooth Transition From Tourist To Expat

  Are you considering making the move to expat life? Making the transition from tourist to expat can be a daunting task, but with these tips, you can make it a smooth process. From researching your new city to setting up your home, we will walk you through everything you need to do to feel comfortable in your new surroundings. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your journey today!   ...

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Moving Abroad? How To Prepare Your Home For A Quick Sale

  As a prospective expat looking to sell up and move abroad you should think about how to prepare your home for a quick sale. Property experts from Your Overseas Home have revealed seven top tips to help sellers get their homes ready for market, so they’re snapped up fast.        House prices have been steadily rising in the UK for years but are now expected to slow down follow ...

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5 Tips For Finding The Ideal Rental Accommodation When Working Abroad

  According to the Association of Americans Resident Overseas research, over 8.7 million Americans currently reside abroad. Are you considering working overseas? Whether it’s a long or short contract, you’ll need to find accommodation. How do you find suitable accommodation when working abroad?         Keep reading for the ultimate guide to finding rental accommodation for ...

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The Best Places To Move To From The UK

  With the cost of living on the rise, Brits have been offered advice on ten of the best places to move to if they’re fed up with the UK.  The team at Your Overseas Home have revealed their top destinations around the world, for prospective expats who are looking to live longer, benefit from lower taxes, or simply enjoy more space.          Portugal offers a lot to individ ...

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How To Make Friends In A New Country

  Travelers and expats spending time in a new country have been advised on the most effective ways to meet people and nurture new friendships abroad. The team behind online remittance service Remitly, have revealed their top tips for how to make friends in a new country.        Moving abroad can be a very daunting experience, and even traveling in new countries comes with its c ...

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How To Learn A Language: Five Tips From A Language Expert 

  With many people considering moving abroad due to the rising cost of living among other factors, searches for keywords around how to learn a language are up almost 22% globally compared to last year. Not speaking the native language can make life harder when visiting or moving to a new country, so financial services provider for immigrants, Remitly, has enlisted the help of Morgane J., a po ...

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How Can You Get Citizenship Of A Different Country?

  Are you interested in moving to a warm, sunny European country? Did you know that there are several benefits of gaining citizenship in an EU country, including the right to live, study and work in any EU country?         If you are looking for a way to make this dream a reality, you should look into the Portugal Golden Visa scheme. In a nutshell, this is the opportunity ...

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How To Find A Good Place To Stay When Working Abroad

  Accommodation is one of the most important factors to consider when working abroad. After all, you will be spending a lot of time in your home away from home, so it is important to find a comfortable place that suits your needs. If you choose the wrong accommodation, it can make your work experience much less enjoyable. Here are a few tips on how to find a good place to stay when working ab ...

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Why Learning The Language Is The Priority When Moving To A New Country

  When moving to a new country, learning the language should be your top priority. Language is the key to unlocking all of the culture and traditions of a place. It allows you to communicate with the locals, learn about their customs, and make friends. Without learning the language, you will be at a disadvantage and may find it difficult to get by in your new home.       In thi ...

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How To Take Proper Care Of Your Yacht

  If you’re the proud owner of a yacht, then you know that it’s important to take proper care of it. After all, this is a big investment, and you want to make sure that it lasts for many years to come. In this article, we will discuss some tips on how to take proper care of your yacht.       We’ll talk about things like cleaning and maintenance, and we’l ...

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5 Tips to Help Your Dog Settle In After Relocating Abroad

Moving to another country or simply to another home can put some stress on the whole family. This includes your pets as well, as they understand the concept of moving less than us. You need to basically explain everything to them and hope they will not find the whole move too stressful. And, luckily, there are some things you can do to help your dog settle in having moved stress-free and even help ...

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8 Simple Ways To Start Over In A New Country

Let’s be honest: starting over, especially in a new country, is and will always be stressful, and rightfully so. The relocation process is tiresome, and you also never know whether the country you are moving to is right for you beforehand. But does it mean you are doomed to fail at putting down roots? However challenging the relocation may be, it is still pretty doable. Read on to learn how to set ...

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7 Ways To Make Expat Friends (And Feel Like You’re Not In A Language Vacuum)

  For anyone who has lived abroad, that feeling of being a stranger in a strange land is familiar. All your toolkit to make friends and have fun with people might not be applicable there. But it doesn’t have to be that way.         Making friends as an expat can be a challenge, but it’s not impossible. You just need to know where to look and how to approach peo ...

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