News & Media

Friday, February 27, 2009

Now Accepting Online Applications for the Expat Youth Scholarship

Clements International is now accepting submissions for its first expatriate youth scholarship competition. Clements will award $10,000 in scholarships to six students who use words and creative media to illustrate life as an expatriate.

The theme of the 2009 Clements International Expat Youth Scholarship is “Life in a Flying House,” inspired by the idea that students who spend their childhoods moving between different countries and cultures acquire unique life experiences.

Each scholarship entry must include an essay of 500 words or more describing how his or her life has been affected by living as an expatriate, accompanied by some form of creative media that supports the essay topic, such as photographs, illustrations, paintings or video. Students between the ages of 12-18 of any nationality who have spent at least two years living outside their home countries are encouraged to apply. All entries are due by May 15 and the winners will be announced in mid-September.

For more information about the scholarship and to submit entries, visit

Labels: , , , , , ,

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Personal Property Insurance: Transit & Destination

In 2006 the transport carrier Cougar Ace lost stability from a believed mechanical failure on calm seas. The outcome was damage and ultimately the destruction of 4,703 new Mazdas said to be valued at $117 million.

Chances are, your personal belongings being transported to your new home will be valued somewhat less than $100 million, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be financially protected with transit and destination coverage for your personal property.

Learn more about Personal Property Insurance for expatriates and get a quote on our website.

Labels: , , , ,

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Kidnap & Ransom

Our own Lloyd Yavener was quoted in a recent issue of Best's Review regarding the increase in recent kidnappings and how insurance can assists those at risk. For those who subscribe to the publication, you can view the complete article by following the link below.

"Measuring Response: Kidnapping: A Changing and Growing Risk" Mexico has become a top destination for insurers and it's not exactly due to the country's sun-soaked coastline. Kidnappings are soaring south of ...

Source: Best's Review (January 2009 Issue)

Labels: , , , , , ,

Monday, February 9, 2009

Clements Travel & Conference Schedule

Throughout the year Clements’ representatives attend conferences and meet with clients at embassies around the world. Below is a working schedule of where Clements will be visiting over the next few months.

March 5-7 FIGT – Families in Global Transition International Conference Houston, TX

March 13 U.S. Embassy: Budapest, Hungary

March TBD U.S. Embassy: Prague Czech Republic

March 20 U.S. Embassy: Lithuania

March 30 – April 1 Global SHRM Conference, Toronto Canada

April 29 – May 1 IIABA Big “I” Legislative Conference, Washington, DC


Friday, February 6, 2009

Expatriates Land Key Positions with Obama

Expatriates well know that their experiences abroad have helped shape a rich view of the world and cultures beyond their home country. President Obama kept that in mind while appointing his top aides. A recent article in Newsweek discusses the expatriate lives of his recently appointed staff. A link to the full article follows:

A Team of Expatriates
Many of Obama's top advisers, like an increasing number of Americans, have learned and lived abroad....

Labels: , , , ,