Festivals around the world this October

17 September, 2009 11:35  EasyExpat EasyExpat

As autumn slinks into the northern hemisphere, the parties are still going strong. Here’s a round up of the some of the fascinating, fun and downright rowdy festivals happening around the world this October.

Boat Racing Festival, Laos
14th – 15th October
This festival is held after the end of the monks’ three-month fast and retreat during the rainy season. Dawn sees temples packed with devotees offering donations. The evenings are for festivities. Join in the numerous candle-light processions and enjoy the sight of hundreds of colourful floats decorated with flowers, incense and candles as they are set adrift down the Mekong River to pay respect to the river spirit (More)

   


INTERVIEW: Research on the importance of international work experience for the career of managers and professionals

15 September, 2009 14:19  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Presentation
We are a joint multinational research team: Dr. Maike Andresen from Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg/Germany, Dr. Torsten Biemann from Jacobs University Bremen/Germany and Dr. Marshall Pattie from James Madison University/USA.

PD Dr. Maike Andresen, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg/Germany Dr. Torsten Biemann, Jacobs University Bremen/Germany Dr. Marshall Pattie, James Madison University/United States

Can you talk a bit about your activity?
We are doing research in the field of expatriation encompassing those persons who were assigned to a foreign subsidiary by their employer as well as those who relocated on their own initiative and search themselves for a new employment abroad.

Can you talk about your project?
In our current project we are exploring the importance of international work experience for the career of managers and professionals. Although many employers stress the importance of international skills in times of globalization, many expatriates report about problems during and especially after their deployment abroad. (More)

   


Easy Expat in Portuguese / EasyExpat em Português

10 September, 2009 11:32  EasyExpat EasyExpat

After Russian, Polish and Dutch, we are expanding the number of languages on EasyExpat. We are proud to announce that all our articles and sections are available in Portuguese, beside the existing English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish and Dutch languages. All sections including classifieds, jobs and tools are also available in Portuguese (with the exception of the forums, still in the 5 different languages which are available for posting). (More)

   


Easy Expat in Polish / EasyExpat w juzyku polskim

01 September, 2009 16:36  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Polish FlagAfter Russian and Dutch last month, we have achieved yet the implementation of a new language on EasyExpat. We are pleased to announce that all our articles and sections are available in Polish, beside the existing English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Dutch languages. All sections including classifieds, jobs and tools are also available in Polish (with the exception of the forums, still in the 5 different languages which are available for posting).

Polish is a West Slavic language and the official language of Poland. Its written standard is the Polish alphabet which corresponds basically to the Latin alphabet with a few additions. (More)

   


Top MBA programs in Europe

25 August, 2009 17:26  EasyExpat EasyExpat

In recent years, there has been an explosion of European MBA programs. And with it, comes an inevitable explosion of MBA rankings as well. While different rankings rate schools on different criteria, here are some of the consistent top performers on most European MBA rankings. (More)

   


Easy Expat in Dutch / EasyExpat in het Nederlands

20 August, 2009 16:26  EasyExpat EasyExpat

After Russian last month, we are proud to announce a new language on EasyExpat. All our articles and sections are available in Dutch, beside the existing English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Dutch languages. All sections including classifieds, jobs and tools are also available in Dutch (with the exception of the forums, still in the 5 different languages which are available for posting).  (More)

   


Thinking of doing an MBA?

18 August, 2009 10:27  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Choosing an MBA program is always a tough decision. Here are some things to bear in mind and choices to make before opting for your MBA.

1 year versus 2 years?

In recent times, many well recognized European Management Schools have introduced one year programs which have offered MBA students an alternative to the two year full time courses offered by the American universities. Here are a couple of factors that can help you make your decision on which program to go for.

One year programs offer the obvious cost and time savings by cramming a more intensive curriculum into the schedule. While this is a massive advantage for time pressed and cash strapped students, there a few downsides to it.  (More)

   


Languages of the world

14 August, 2009 13:36  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Back in March, we were talking about the most spoken languages in the world followed by an article on the endangered languages. Mandarin (with the 1.2 billion of Chinese), English and Spanish are of course topping the list of the most populars.

The language website bab.la has created a world map that shows some of the many languages of the world, where they are spoken and how many people speak them. This language map means you can now see the most spoken language on each continent! (More)

   


INTERVIEW: Balthazar Tax Advisers, Amsterdam

10 August, 2009 17:59  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Balthazar Tax Advisers is a Dutch and international tax consulting firm specialised in advising expats in the Netherlands.

Balthazar Tax Advisers, Amsterdam
Company - City - Country :

Balthazar Tax Advisers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Can you talk about your project?

On our website http://www.netherlandstax.com we have provided a lot of detailed information on tax in the Netherlands. The aim of our website is to help expats in the Netherlands know more about the Netherlands tax system and how they can benefit from it. (More)

   


Top Summer Festivals this August

05 August, 2009 09:22  EasyExpat EasyExpat

It’s summer, it’s sizzling and it’s time to party. What better way than with some of the hippest, funkiest and unique festivals from all over the world this August.

San Jose Jazz Fest, USA
7th- 9th August

One of the finest music festivals in the U. S, this festival attracts over 1000 artists and 100,000 jazz lovers from around the world. Jazz, blues, salsa, Latin, R&B, electronica and many other forms of contemporary music are the order of the day. If that sounds like music to your ears, the place to head for is San Jose. (More)

   


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