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Be prepared for emergencies

Ambulance and man on a stretcher

As an expat arriving in a new country there are so many new things to learn and organise you may forget something extremely important; something that could actually be a matter of life or death. How to contact the emergency ... Read More »

Homesick expatriates

Homesick expats hitchhiker holding a sign saying home

http://www.healthydietadvisor.com/weight-loss-pills/garcinia-cambogia/ Homesickness and how can to cope with it What is homesickness? Experiencing a longing for one’s home during a period of absence from it. Judging by the number of people searching for answers on this subject, homesickness is a ... Read More »

Expat culture shock

John Tenniel's illustration of Alice meeting the Dodo in Wonderland Culture shock

Culture shock and reverse culture shock If you’ve never experienced culture shock, try imagining that you are Alice in Lewis Carroll’s books, ”Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and ”Through the Looking-Glass”. They provide perfect descriptions of the many emotions that swirl ... Read More »

How to combat jet lag – Infographic

woman relaxing on holiday looking at a plane

Jet lag demystified Did you know that there is an ‘anti-jetlag’ diet? I didn’t! See the infographic below for more information. Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Read More »

Finding your community overseas

Friends meeting shaking hands

Expats or locals? When you live abroad an important element of your life is your social circle. Here are some of the advantages and drawbacks between being part of the expat community and ‘going native’. The expat community With other expats ... Read More »