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Expat Insights

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The top countries where expat students choose to study

International students – either beginning their degrees or specialising in PhDs are a dynamic group of expats move abroad either on their own or with their families to further their studies and their careers. The finding from education data analysts QS Higher...

Why expats warm to Wales and cwtch: The Welsh hug

As part of the UK, Wales is a popular destination with expats. The capital, Cardiff, is a relatively small city but it attracts many students and professional expats who are drawn to its lively atmosphere and rich culture. Here are some reasons why Wales is proving to...

Why Singapore is still a top expat destination

Despite many reports about Singapore’s high cost of living, it still came in as the world’s best overall destination for expats in the latest HSBC annual Expat Explorer survey which polled 27 587 expats across the world. Singapore narrowly beat Norway, to claim the...

New Zealand is one of the most peaceful countries on earth

Expats looking to move to New Zealand or living in New Zealand will be delighted to know that the country has been ranked the 2nd most peaceful country in the world. The only country more peaceful than New Zealand is Iceland. The Global Peace Index (GPI) ranks...

Is Russia the final expat frontier?

When people talk about immigrating, Russia is not the first destination that springs to mind. Due to its harsh weather conditions and the ‘unfriendliness’ of the local population, it often comes at the bottom of most international expat surveys. In the 2017 Expat...

How to claim your piece of Canada: property guide

Canada is a top destination for expats moving from South Africa – and the good news for those that are moving there is that it has been voted as one of the most welcoming countries in the world, with a very tolerant attitude towards all foreigners. Expats who move to...

Expats climb the career ladder in China

If you are looking to give your career a boost or have already made the decision to move to China, you’ll be delighted to know that expats living in China are extremely happy with their careers. Here are the reasons why: China offers good job prospects China’s booming...

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Croatia is a great country for expats, if you’re up for a challenge

When it comes to top expat destinations, Croatia is not the first country that springs to mind. However it is one of the world’s safest places to live. Crime, kidnapping and murder are virtually unheard of and it is a country where children can run around outside...

How to beat the expat blues

A new report on expat health has revealed that mental health is a growing issue for expats across the globe. The analysis looked at expat mental health claims between 2014 and 2016 and showed that these claims increased by 33 percent in Europe and 28 percent in the...

New expat hubs are taking the lead in 2018

The number of expats globally runs into the millions. According to various studies, there are 56/57 million expats worldwide and the term “expat” is no longer limited to corporate assignees relocating from a company’s headquarters. So where are all these expats...

Where expats find the joie de vivre in France

France has many different regions for expats looking for the joie de vivre (the good life) so before you make your move to the land of romance, it’s important to do your homework to discover where you’d like to settle. The following four regions have proved popular...

How to ensure a smooth transition for your expat children

Moving abroad brings with it many rewards and a fair number of challenges. Expats with children often complain that these challenges increase exponentially if children are involved. The good news though, is that once the move is made and the children have settled...

How to make sense of Australia’s visas

Australia is an irresistible country for many expats – whether they are going there to work for a few years or settle for the long term. Around 25.8% of Australia’s current population were not born there. 2017 figures show that many expats travel there to study (169...

10 interesting facts about Iceland for expats

For several years now Iceland has been rated as one of the best places to live in terms of health, quality of life, natural beauty and overall happiness. Not surprisingly then, it has become an attractive destination for many expats who want to benefit from all the...

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