Moving Abroad


Guide for the Move to America

03 September, 2014 16:47  Erin Erin

My reason for moving molly move to americaAt EasyExpat we provide the latest in expat news, but sometimes a personal journey can best explain the unique challenges and triumphs involved in moving abroad. Expat Molly has shared the many steps in her move from the UK to join her fiancée (now husband) in the USA.

We have followed her preparations for a visa, discover the differences in renting a home, start the job search in her new country and settle into a happy new life abroad in the Move to America. She also shared her background story and biggest tips in an expat interview.

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5 Ways to Overcome New Expat Housing Challenges

26 August, 2014 13:10  Erin Erin

Luggage in hotel room - Fotolia There's no doubt that moving overseas provides a multitude of amazing benefits for families who are brave enough to take the plunge.  However, becoming an expat certainly isn't without its challenges.

While many of the difficulties can vary from one individual or family to the next, there are several that are common to almost all new expat families no matter what their personalities or destination of choice. Most notably, the task of setting up residence.

Here are a few tips for making the chore of finding a place to live a bit easier as a new expat.

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Understanding Financial Sponsorship for The Move to America

06 August, 2014 07:33  Erin Erin

At EasyExpat we provide the latest and greatest in expat news, but sometimes a personal journey can best explain the unique challenges and triumphs involved in moving abroad. Meet Molly and follow along on her adventure in the Move to America.

understanding sponsorship move to america One of the many questions I get asked about on my blog concerns the cost of the whole visa process (which I wrote about on here previously) and the role of the sponsor.

Often for people at the very beginning of it all (including myself when I started) they look for information about what to expect regarding the financial proof the sponsor has to provide, and what all of this part of the process involves - I get asked about this many times too, so I hope by sharing some of my experiences of getting my spousal visa, it all becomes a little clearer.
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Finding a Teaching Job in Libya

29 July, 2014 11:53  Erin Erin

While these tips pertain to an expat's experience finding work teaching abroad in Libya, you can take some of her base tips to teach anywhere.

Job search - Fotolia Like in many other countries in the world, it is possible to get an ESL teaching job in Libya. Here are a few tips to secure a job in a Libyan University.

Finding a job in Libyan Universities

The requirements to be hired as an ESL teacher in Libya are quite easy to meet, including for non native speakers and newly qualified teachers who may not have a lot of experience, that plus the fact that there are more job offers than candidates makes Libya an option worth considering. On top of that the salary package is really interesting for expats and will allow you to live comfortably and even save some money.

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How Much is the Visa Process for The Move to America

09 July, 2014 09:54  Erin Erin

At EasyExpat we provide the latest and greatest in expat news, but sometimes a personal journey can best explain the unique challenges and triumphs involved in moving abroad. Meet Molly and follow along on her adventure in the Move to America.

Visa cost move to america I have been asked many times by future expats, or those in long distance relationships who are contemplating a move to America, about how much the visa process costs.

I am always happy to share my experiences, especially if what I write helps to give a realistic idea of what to expect. The visa process is an expensive one, whichever visa you go for, but for a bit of extra information, here is what I encountered when applying for my spousal visa (prices reflect what was applicable at the time my visa was issued in 2013).
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Five Tips For Learning French

24 June, 2014 10:19  Erin Erin

While these tips pretain to an expat's experience learning French, you can take some of her base tips to learn any language. If you're looking for an exchange partner - post in our expat forums! For language schools, look under "Language Courses" in our expat guides.

Learn French Like most travelers, I love delving into the local culture and opening my eyes to new ideas. In my opinion, you can be completely immersed in a new country, but until you know the local language, you won’t REALLY know the ins and outs of the culture.

I can only speak from my personal experience, but I have a feeling that most other Americans left high school and even college language classes lacking the basics for communication in a foreign country. Maybe you felt like, “Yeah! I’ve got this! I can ask a few questions; I can express likes and dislikes. No problem!” But when the first local opens their mouth to speak, your eyes widen and before you know it, you realize that the past few year of studying have failed you.

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Renting a Home after The Move to America

04 June, 2014 08:04  Erin Erin

At EasyExpat we provide the latest and greatest in expat news, but sometimes a personal journey can best explain the unique challenges and triumphs involved in moving abroad. Meet Molly and follow along on her adventure in the Move to America.

finding rental move to americaLuckily, at the time of my emigration to the U.S. in October 2013, my husband had been flat-sharing with a friend for a while, so we did not have to worry about organising a place to live whilst still apart or going through the visa process. It made my move much easier as I had a place to settle upon my arrival.  (More)

   


Finding a job after earning your TEFL Certificate abroad

27 May, 2014 10:26  Erin Erin

jobs So you’ve decided to venture abroad to earn your TEFL certificate and begin your adventure teaching and traveling abroad. That’s great! You’re in for a culturally eye opening experience. My goal is to help students have employment options upon receiving their certificates.

Take a look, let it sink in, and get to work. If you follow these steps below, be persistent, positive, and proactive, you should have no problem finding a job in the country of your choice. Having the entire world at your fingertips is quite an exciting feeling and during this journey, you’ll learn so much about not only other cultures and lifestyles, but also about yourself.

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The Ultimate Family Moving Guide

14 May, 2014 08:12  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Moving - Boxes

Anyone who’s ever been through a move knows it can be a stressful experience - and even more so when relocating abroad. The stresses of moving affect not only you but your family too, especially when young children or elderly family members are involved.

Removal Services Scotland has put together ‘The Ultimate Family Moving Guide’ in partnership with EasyExpat.com - so whether you're a moving pro or a first timer, our handy guide can take the stress out of your next move.  (More)

   


Staying in Contact with Family Back Home after The Move to America

07 May, 2014 08:00  Erin Erin

At EasyExpat we provide the latest and greatest in expat news, but sometimes a personal journey can best explain the unique challenges and triumphs involved in moving abroad. Meet Molly and follow along on her adventure in the Move to America.

contact home move to americaWhen you are living abroad, staying in contact with family and friends back home becomes a really important part of life. It is a great source of comfort, and can help you feel more settled if you know you have some kind of access to loved ones.

I have found that using a variety of ways to contact people has kept things fun, and made communicating something to look forward to. There are a number of ways to stay a part of life back home. Here is what I have used:

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