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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The 10 Most Expensive Countries for Expats

Choosing a country to move abroad can be a daunting task. There are many variables to consider such as cost of living, climate, employment opportunities, visa requirements, language barriers, and foreign taxes. Day-to-day expenses can be a shock for many expats. By knowing which countries are the most costly, expats can prepare accordingly before arrival. Switzerland, Norway, and Bermuda topped the list as the most expensive places to live. To find out other countries, check out the full list of the top 10 most expensive countries for expats.  



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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The 10 Best Places to Live Abroad for Expats

If you have ever wanted to live abroad, there are countless destinations you can choose from. However, knowing which destinations will offer the best experience can be daunting! There are many factors to consider when choosing a country such as cost of living, climate, employment opportunities, visa requirements, language barrier, and taxes. Top expat places to live include China, Singapore, New Zealand, and Dubai (pictured below). To find other countries that topped the list, read the full article on the 10 best places to live for expats





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Friday, March 13, 2015

Expat Youth Scholarship!



We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Expat Youth Scholarship! This year we are asking expat youth ages 13-21 to take a photo visually capturing how they will use their experience living abroad to make a difference in the world, and write a short accompanying essay. 

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Turkish Economic Development Looks Positive, but is Tied to Global Risks

New markets provide ample opportunities for international organizations to find success and prosper. One emerging market, the nation of Turkey, is poised for growth over the coming year, but its fiscal health is closely tied to global risks in nearby nations.

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Turkey’s growth forecast rose from 2.8 percent to 3.3 percent in 2014. 

Want to learn more about Turkey? Read the full article on how the elections will impact Turkish economic growth 






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Monday, March 2, 2015

Tips for Business Etiquette in New Zealand

Look at any international competitiveness index, livability score, expat satisfaction survey or other metric and you'll quickly find that New Zealand ranks among the best places for expats anywhere in the world - especially for English speakers.

Still, despite the widespread opportunity for work and new business there are a few things that those traveling there should know about New Zealand customs and culture.

For example, businesses in New Zealand often take very long summer breaks in December and January. It's not uncommon to see professional services operations shut down for weeks at a time, especially over the Christmas and New Year's holidays. If possible, it is best to avoid trying to set up a meeting during this period. 

Want to learn more tips? Read the full article on business etiquette in New Zealand





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