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Multinational corporations are focussing on emerging markets

A new survey report from Cartus has found that multinational corporations are focusing on the opportunities represented by the countries they consider to be emerging markets.In the relocation context these locations would be ones with infrastructure, talent or administrative difficulties...
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5 key inhibitors to reaching company relocation objectives

Five key issues inhibiting companies from reaching their employee relocation and business objective has recently been reported by itled Brookfield Global Relocation Services. The information was garnered through interviews with many global mobility leaders in Europe and the US and was featured as a...
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Communicating in a foreign language

Non-native language speakers quite often find themselves in awkward situations where they are not able to understand what is being said, or not being able to participate in a conversation as much as they would like. This can be rather confusing as well as quite exhausting thinking about the proper...
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How well would you adjust to expat life?

How easily can you adapt to another culture?Do you have the necessary skills and experience to adjust to life as an expat? Often your experience with adapting to change in other areas of your life can help you to be a better first time expat!Have you made any of these changes in your life or...
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Helping your children settle in after a relocation

I found this great article on helping your children settle in after a relocation and thought you might find it useful. Relocation can sometimes be very upsetting for children. Leaving their friends and family behind may be emotionally demanding and difficult. Still, the good news is that ...
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Helping expats cope with culture shock and the transition abroad

Many expats struggle with the transition abroad to a new assignment location.  Culture Shock is a very real thing but many people are too isolated during this time to be able to talk about their feelings and discover that they are not alone. Here are some articles you might find useful which...
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Reverse Culture Shock

I found this great video about Reverse Culture Shock - it was put together by Smitha Prasadh who after living in Japan for 2 years struggled with Reverse Culture Shock on returning to the US. So much so that he decided to do his thesis on the subject. This video is the result of various research...
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Interesting reads about International Education

I found these articles online which all discuss International Education and thought you might find them interesting too: International education broadens the mind by Expatica Should our kids go native too? Choosing between International or Local schools by Expatica Those October...
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Moving Guide - checklist for expats arriving in a new country

New Location ChecklistSelect permanent accommodationIf renting, review lease agreement, sign and arrange for payment of necessary depositIf purchasing, review offer to purchase, sign and make necessary arrangements for payment of deposit, guarantees, bond approval and transferInform household goods...
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Moving Guide - checklist for expats relocating abroad

Old Location ChecklistThe key to a good international move is planning. This means deciding what to take, what to dispose of and sorting out the paperwork. One thing you can be certain of – it will take longer than you think! The more you do in advance, the smoother your move will go. You will have...
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