The Expat Reading Rooms contain articles written by experienced expatriates and/or experts on living overseas, international moving and relocation, purchasing real estate abroad, expat health issues, expatriate and international insurance, expat tax and money matters, and many other topics of importance for those who live abroad or are considering living, studying or volunteering overseas. Our Expat Experts
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Reading Rooms on Specific Expat Topics
EXPAT TAXES & WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Read and comment on articles contributed by expat tax expert and President of NCH Wealth Advisors, Nick Hodges. Relying on a company that works exclusively for expats is important as laws that apply to expats differ from those that apply to permanent residents.
CULTURE TRANSITION (Culture Transition Coach Heather Markel)
Read and comment on articles contributed by expert Culture Transition Specialist Heather Markel. Heather helps expatriates and their families feel at home anywhere in the world through a core set of strategies designed to help them overcome the social, personal, and professional related issues that arise when transitioning to another culture.
CULTURE TRANSITION (Culture Transition Coach Lisa Velazquez)
Read and comment on articles contributed by expert Culture Transition Coach Lisa Velazquez. Lisa helps expatriate families adjust to living in a new culture by giving them practical tools to gain self-knowledge and deeper insight to fully embrace their cross-cultural experience.
How to cope with moving to a new country, fitting in at a new school or social environment, making friends, how to prepare your kids and teens for moving back home, how to avoid trauma, how to ensure your children’s safety overseas, etc.
Planning and preparing for an international adoption, deciding whether or not this is a good option for you, how to choose an international adoption agency, the adoption legal structure, etc.
The actual move overseas itself with topics like how to choose the right moving company, pet travel and relocation, how to ship your belongings, moving and travel tips from relocation experts, etc.
How to plan and prepare for your return home, dealing with the confusion your children may feel, how to cope with questions of identity, creating a sense of belonging, etc.
Planning and preparing for retirement abroad, deciding whether you should live overseas or not, how to pick the right retirement destination, how to calculate the costs, investing in overseas property, etc.
How to stay healthy while you travel and while you are living overseas, how to choose the proper health or medical insurance, how to cope with the stress of moving overseas, culture shock, etc.
Types of insurance an expat individual or family might need and how to choose the right provider for health insurance, international travel insurance, life insurance, car insurance, etc.
Investing abroad, opening offshore bank accounts, how to transfer money overseas, topics involving taxes, budgeting for your trip, how to calculate the costs of living overseas, etc.
EXPAT REAL ESTATE
Investing in real estate overseas, how to choose the destination that is right for you, common pitfalls you should avoid, should you rent or purchase, etc.
How to apply for international jobs, what it’s like to work overseas, the perks and drawbacks of living and working abroad, choosing the type of job that best fits you, etc.
How to apply for international student loans, what some of the best overseas destinations are for students, how to prepare for your study abroad experience, tips and advice, etc.
International volunteering, what some of the most popular overseas destinations are and how they attract volunteers, ways to enjoy some touring and traveling while are volunteering, etc.
How to get the most out of your overseas living experience, misconceptions about the expatriate life, and even very specific topics such as how to plan an overseas wedding.
Expat Authors - Individual Expat Reading Rooms
Bolivia: A Land of Ups and Downs by Glenda Hurlstone.
Expat in Training by John Brighton.