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Share Your Experience in One of the Biggest Expat SurveysShare Your Experience in One of the Biggest Expat Surveys

Erin Erin  Date 17 September, 2013 10:36

Expat Survey logo The Expat Survey Programme is hosting the most extensive independent global research programme ever conducted on expatriates. The survey seeks to gather information on why we move abroad and what we do once we are there. 

This information is useful to the people who have created a life abroad, the companies that maintain expat personnel, and those who wish to sell in the expat market. As we've found from such resources as the Infograph of the Expat Population, there are around 230 million people living abroad and the more we can learn about this population, the better. 

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: September 16th, 2013Expat Twitter Round-Up: September 16th, 2013

Erin Erin  Date 16 September, 2013 11:27

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about the world around them from local, everyday happenings to major international news. We have collected some of the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@SabineFep
Stop Wasting Your Time Searching For An Expat Job, Emigrate First! - #expat http://bit.ly/13uzxNK

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Guide for expatriates in Bangkok (Thailand)Guide for expatriates in Bangkok (Thailand)

EasyExpat EasyExpat  Date 15 September, 2013 15:27

Expat guide: Bangkok, ThailandWe are proud to launch our new city guide for expatriates in Bangkok, Thailand.

Bangkok is home to some 9.7 million people and has a distinctive Buddhist landscape, with gold-layered spires, elegant pagodas, and enormous Buddha statues. It is the perfect example of an ancient modern day city. The extremities of Bangkok continue making it one of the world's most interesting cities: from its glamorous skyscrapers and abundance of shopping malls, to historic temples and ruins steeped in Buddhist history, from traditional river taxis used by locals, to the powerful BTS, to shacks housing multiple generations of families sat next to luxurious, elegant riverside hotels, Bangkok is without doubt a city that has it all. There is, however, something about this mad chaotic fascinating city that causes people to fall in love with it.  (More)

   




Medical & Interview Process for the Visa in The Move to AmericaMedical & Interview Process for the Visa in The Move to America

Erin Erin  Date 10 September, 2013 12:56

In this series we follow the story of future expat Molly, a Brit seeking to join her American husband in Ohio. At EasyExpat we try to provide you all the latest and greatest in Expat News and Resources, 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.

medical interview pic move to america I thought I would use this article to share my experiences of the final stages of my quest for a Spousal Immigrant Visa of a U.S. Citizen (IR-1).

I know that as I progressed through the paperwork for the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) and NVC (National Visa Center) I wanted to know what to expect from the medical and interview. I searched and searched and found some information, so I thought sharing what happened in my case would help others.

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: September 9th, 2013Expat Twitter Round-Up: September 9th, 2013

Erin Erin  Date 09 September, 2013 11:52

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about the world around them from local, everyday happenings to major international news. We have collected some of the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@TheAtlantic
On Being African in China - Zahra Baitie - The Atlantic http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/08/on-being-african-in-china/279136/

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EasyExpat: Find Country Resources for Your Life AbroadEasyExpat: Find Country Resources for Your Life Abroad

Erin Erin  Date 02 September, 2013 11:54

easyexpat September means back to school for many people and we thought it was the perfect time to highlight the many resources of EasyExpat. Moving abroad requires a whole new education and our country specific guides will give you the information you need to graduate to Life Abroad with honors.

We have over 50 comprehensive city guides that cover everything from finding work, to the visa process, to the best places to meet-up in town. In addition, we provide Expat FAQ, classifieds, job listings, expat blogs, expat interviews, expat author interviews, blog awards and forums for users to share experiences, provide information and ask questions.

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: September 2nd, 2013Expat Twitter Round-Up: September 2nd, 2013

Erin Erin  Date 02 September, 2013 09:01

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about the world around them from local, everyday happenings to major international news. We have collected some of the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@nytimes
Liberal Education in Authoritarian Places http://nyti.ms/19805oC

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The Cost Associated with More Students Studying AbroadThe Cost Associated with More Students Studying Abroad

Erin Erin  Date 28 August, 2013 11:48

The path to becoming an expat can take many different routes. From falling in love and following your partner overseas to moving for adventure to studying abroad - there are many ways to start a new life in a new country. The latter is becoming increasingly popular with the amount of students studying abroad between 1980 and 2010 tripling. HSBC reports that "...more than three million people are studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a foreign country."

This photograph was taken during the graduation ceremonies at Florida A&M University by Steven M. Cummings - Fotolia

We often hear on expat blogs and in our series of expat interviews how a semester abroad can turn into a year, 10 years, a lifetime abroad. Programes like the European Erasmus program (EuRopean Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) make studying abroad easier than ever with compatible courses, grading system, and scholarships. Along with the benefits of an education, students that study abroad may gain greater independence, understanding of the world, and life experience.

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: August 26th, 2013Expat Twitter Round-Up: August 26th, 2013

Erin Erin  Date 26 August, 2013 09:39

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about the world around them from local, everyday happenings to major international news. We have collected some of the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@WildJunket
You Know You’re An Expat When... #travel #wjmag http://is.gd/ENug2W

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Egypt’s Media War from the Perspective of an ExpatEgypt’s Media War from the Perspective of an Expat

Erin Erin  Date 20 August, 2013 12:36

A recent participant in our series of expat interviews has been on our mind as Egypt's protests have erupted in an explosion of violence. With hundreds of people dead, it is difficult to tell what the situation is like for people living there. Read about Zareth's life in Cairo here, and find her account of the recent happenings in Egypt below*.

Cairo, EgyptWednesday morning was like any other, I woke up to make breakfast for my husband while he got ready for work. At seven in the morning his work phone interrupted the routine. A call from a friend changed the day completely. From that point on we rushed to the television to see the police making The Muslim Brotherhood abandoned the premises they were in.

As I watched, I knew this was coming. Ever since the Ex-President was thrown out, his followers have been protesting in different parts of Egypt. This has caused a lot of anger, the fact that his people have been saying we are peacefully protesting while of course being armed with weapons and attacking the police, army and the people.  

I guess we have been hearing different things from different points of view.  I will explain what is happening and let this be my opinion and what I am seeing with my own eyes, not them manipulation of the news.

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: August 19th, 2013Expat Twitter Round-Up: August 19th, 2013

Erin Erin  Date 19 August, 2013 10:37

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about the world around them from local, everyday happenings to major international news. We have collected some of the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@CanadianUK
Planning a move to Canada? Beware visa and identity theft scams http://fw.to/ihWkXFj The centre is here http://www.vfsglobal.ca/canada/UnitedKingdom/

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Chance at Winning £1,000 for Completing Expat SurveyChance at Winning £1,000 for Completing Expat Survey

Erin Erin  Date 15 August, 2013 12:57

Happy group © Yuri Arcurs - Fotolia Jumping into expat life can be confusing and isolating, but one of the benefits of sites like Easyexpat and Blogexpat is to help bring together the expat community. Not only do we provide full city guides and resources for your move and life abroad, we share expats stories, blogs, and interview expats from around the world. While everyone's story is different, it can give you strength to know that the challenges you face are not so different from those around you.

That is why we are putting the word out about the largest global research programme into those living outside their country of origin. The Expat Survey Programme is hosting the most extensive independent global research programme ever conducted on expatriates. With the participation of people around the globe, we can learn more about why people move abroad, what factor social media plays on expat perception, and how well connected expats stay to their country of origin and host coutry.

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: August 12th, 2013Expat Twitter Round-Up: August 12th, 2013

Erin Erin  Date 12 August, 2013 09:05

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about the world around them from local, everyday happenings to major international news. We have collected some of the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@nytimestravel
Travel Blogging Today: It’s Complicated http://nyti.ms/17546Ho

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Discovering and Understanding Cultural Differences for The Move to AmericaDiscovering and Understanding Cultural Differences for The Move to America

Erin Erin  Date 06 August, 2013 10:20

In a new series, we are following the story of future expat Molly, a Brit who seeks to join her American husband in Ohio. At EasyExpat we try to provide you all the latest and greatest in Expat News and Resources, 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.
move to america understanding differences
This article is where I get to share with you some of the subtle differences I noticed between the United States and the United Kingdom. I am getting closer to my final move to America, and although I am still here in Britain, I am going to write about what I experienced whilst I was last in the US. I aim to share a little bit of what I noticed most, and have come to understand better, since being with my husband.

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: August 5th, 2013Expat Twitter Round-Up: August 5th, 2013

Erin Erin  Date 05 August, 2013 09:07

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about the world around them from local, everyday happenings to major international news. We have collected some of the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@PolicyMic
5 Life Skills I Learned While Living As An Expat by Angie Hartley http://www.policymic.com/articles/56273/5-life-skills-i-learned-while-living-as-an-expat

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US Issues Worldwide Travel Alert - Should You Be Worried?US Issues Worldwide Travel Alert - Should You Be Worried?

Erin Erin  Date 03 August, 2013 09:08

The World Each Nation National flags © Aania - Fotolia.com A few days ago, quiet rumblings from expats in the Middle East alerted us that something could be amiss. Whisperings about embassy closings and high security alerts weren't immediately alarming, but indicated that something could be happening. 

It appears those concerns were warranted as the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert, particularly significant in the Middle East and North Africa, on August 2nd.

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula.  Current information suggests that al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August.
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Mercer 2013 Expat Cost of Living SurveyMercer 2013 Expat Cost of Living Survey

Erin Erin  Date 31 July, 2013 10:12

2013 mercer cost of living russiaMercer's Quality of Living survey evaluates 214 cities across five continents to help identify which sites are the most expensive for expatriate living. The latest report was published on July 23rd, 2013 and provides valuable information for governments, multi-national companies, and people interested in living abroad.

New York is used as the base city with all other cities compared against it. Currency movements are measured against the US dollar. The survey covers and measures the comparative cost of over 200 items in each location, including housing, transportation, food, clothing, household goods, and entertainment.

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: July 29th, 2013Expat Twitter Round-Up: July 29th, 2013

Erin Erin  Date 29 July, 2013 08:28

Twitter bird on globe

Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about the world around them from local, everyday happenings to major international news. We have collected some of the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@greylikes
Wedding Dress Shopping Abroad http://www.greylikesweddings.com/blogstress-mavens/wedding-dress-shopping-abroad/ by @jessinmalta

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: July 22nd, 2013Expat Twitter Round-Up: July 22nd, 2013

Erin Erin  Date 22 July, 2013 09:22

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about the world around them from local, everyday happenings to major international news. We have collected some of the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@HuffPost50
Retire Overseas: 6 Most Expat-Friendly Destinations http://huff.to/1byYUma

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Infograph: Tallest Residential Buildings in the WorldInfograph: Tallest Residential Buildings in the World

Erin Erin  Date 16 July, 2013 13:28

Having the tallest building in the world is a place of honor, but one that most buildings only enjoy for a fleeting moment. New structures are ever-reaching further up into the sky, battling each other for top prize.

The current tallest residential building in the world is the

Princess Tower Dubai in the United Arab Emirates at

101 stories

413 meters (1,355 feet).

This surpasses the previous record-holder, 23 Marina, also in Dubai. The Q1, in Gold Coast, Australia also previously held the title, but is now only the fifth tallest. Better catch the current goliaths now as bigger and taller are being built every day. Take a look at the Movin on Up Infrograph:

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: July 15th, 2013Expat Twitter Round-Up: July 15th, 2013

Erin Erin  Date 15 July, 2013 11:55

Twitter bird on globeExpats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about the world around them from local, everyday happenings to major international news. We have collected some of the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@VideoOverseas
Planning #relocation? Here is your checklist! http://ow.ly/mTAaC #expat

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Expat Tips on Cross-Cultural RelationshipsExpat Tips on Cross-Cultural Relationships

Erin Erin  Date 10 July, 2013 12:01

couple dock sunset Moving to a new country can open you up to a world of new opportunities - and new people. If you are on the hunt for love, thoughts of moving abroad can elicit images of exotic lovers, paradise locals, and spicy romances. Expat origin stories often involve falling in love with a local, or even moving around the world for love.

As fairy tale magical as these "How we met" stories can seem, the honeymoon period can be short in an intercultural relationship. Frustrations with a different culture can manifest within the relationship, and misunderstandings can multiple - especially when another language is involved. Relationships are no fairy tale - they're hard work!

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: July 8th, 2013Expat Twitter Round-Up: July 8th, 2013

Erin Erin  Date 08 July, 2013 10:01

Twitter bird on globeExpats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about the world around them from local, everyday happenings to major international news. We have collected some of the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@barefootnomads
45 Great Jobs You Can Do While Traveling The World And How To Get Them http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/45-great-jobs-you-can-do-while-traveling-the-world-and-how-to-get-them/

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Financial Advice for The Move to AmericaFinancial Advice for The Move to America

Erin Erin  Date 03 July, 2013 09:39

In a new series, we are following the story of future expat Molly, a Brit who seeks to join her American husband in Ohio. At EasyExpat we try to provide you all the latest and greatest in Expat News and Resources, 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.

Financial move to americaThis article is covering what I have been thinking about and organising with regards to finances when I get to the US. I am not a financial advisor, nor an expert, and what I have researched and looked into may not be suitable for all, but it may serve as a note on what is potentially involved in an overseas move.
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Expat Twitter Round-Up: July 1st, 2013Expat Twitter Round-Up: July 1st, 2013

Erin Erin  Date 01 July, 2013 10:11

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about the world around them from local, everyday happenings to major international news. We have collected some of the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@brainpicker
A Visual Anthropology of the World's Last Living Nomadic Peoples http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/10/14/jeroen-toirkens-nomad-book/

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