A change of scene

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Under construction

m4s0n501 ExpatChild’s facelift Welcome to the new look website. I do hope you like the new look; I love it! It’s taken a while to finalise all this change, thanks to regular South African power outages and the Christmas holidays, but the bulk of the, rather major, redesign is now … Read More

How to keep up to date with home

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Cup of coffee next to a laptop. Expat virtual coffee break

Keeping the home bonds alive When you first move overseas your whole life is dictated by everything new around you. So even though you might feel emotionally attached to ‘back home’ (the people, the familiarity, the customs, and the news) in order to settle you need to be on a mission … Read More

How to cope with long-stay visitors

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A holiday destination for friends and family? International living.  It’s exciting. It’s exotic. It’s different. Perhaps even glamorous if you’re lucky. You get to live, breathe and embrace a new culture. You get the chance to break the tired, old stale routine from your native country and soak in all that … Read More

Christmas abroad

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Merry Christmas

How to experience Christmas overseas Christmas is swathed in cultural and family tradition so living overseas can mean a very different Christmas experience for you! Cultural differences Having spent Christmas in both America and Australia I know Christmas can differ wildly from country to country. Christmas is all about the … Read More

Save money when you emigrate

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Foreign currency service

How can I get the best exchange rate? You’re busy packing. Your whole life is in boxes. The last thing you need to worry about is transferring your money for your destination currency. It’s a much bigger problem than taking money on holiday. In fact, it’s probably the most important … Read More

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme

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How to receive a rounded education, and be admitted to a top university Question: Why, as recent research suggests, are proportionately more IB diploma applicants made conditional offers to top UK universities than their peers applying with alternative qualifications? Statistics, as we all know, can be skewed to support any … Read More