Finding Overseas Employment

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So you’ve finally taken that leap of faith and are planning a move to another country. Consider yourself lucky to have the courage and the means to set out on such an unbelievable adventure. If you’re heading overseas without secured employment, you want to at least take some time before you leave to research potential job opportunities and maybe even set up a few interviews. The last thing you want is to find yourself three months into your life abroad, still unemployed, and running out of money.If you have any interest in teaching, consider taking a class to learn how to teach English in foreign countries. TEFL International offers a range of courses of different levels and for different time periods for certification to teach English. (more…)

 

Packing Up for an Overseas Move

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Anytime you move from one place to another, packing up, storing and shipping your belongings is quite a task. But if you’re planning on moving overseas, it becomes a whole different ball game. Knowing what to expect in your new country and packing efficiently can go a long way to reducing the stress of such a long distance move.Throughout the entire process it is important to keep in mind the shipping costs. This will likely place limitations on how much you can bring. In addition to moving and shipping costs, find out how much your destination country taxes imports as you will have to factor this into total costs. When you move to a new country you are going to be surrounded by new people, new places, and a new culture, all of which can be overwhelming at times. In order to cope with all of this, you want a place to come home to that is cozy and comfortable. When packing, focus on bringing items that will create a homey feel, not just all the clutter you have in your current house. Photographs, a special quilt or afghan, or decorative items you’ve acquired on various trips can add so much to a home without taking up too much space. You should also consider the new house or apartment you will be moving into and how it differs in style and design from your current home. Chances are it will be quite different and most of your current dcor may not go well. This can actually save money because purchasing a few new home items typically costs much less than shipping all of those items overseas. (more…)

 

Tips for Living Abroad

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Moving to another country means you will be subjected to the laws and regulations of their government and there are limits to what documents and licenses are valid in each individual nation. Before you leave and while you are abroad, there are a few things you should remember to do in order to ensure a safe, problem-free international experience.

  1. Acquire necessary documentation: The US State Department has a list of all the countries with links to pages describing what documents you are required to obtain prior to arrival. You also need to make sure your passport is up to date because it will be needed for travel to and from your destination country. You will find yourself with quite a mess to fix if your passport expires while you are abroad and you need to return home. (more…)
 

Learn the Language

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If you’ve decided to relocate to another country you probably have a great interest in their culture, practices and general way of life. You are about to be immersed in a whole new environment and while there you want to take everything in. If this new country happens to speak a different language, it’s important to get a feel for it before you arrive. By no means do you need to be fluent, but knowing key words and phrases and basic conjugations will not only make life easier and more convenient, but it will help you experience their lifestyle to the fullest. One of the biggest mistakes many expatriates make is moving to a new country with no knowledge of the language, which results in them gravitating only to fellow Americans and missing out on the experience of another culture. Enrolling in a language class at a local college is a great way to get a feel for the language, but if you don’t have the time or can’t afford this there are plenty of other resources to help you learn. (more…)

 

Place Your Belongings in Trustworthy Hands

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Most moves of any distance require you to relinquish some of your belongings into the hands of a stranger for a period of time. This can always be a stressful task even if you’re just moving across town. If you’re planning a move to a new country, there is added risk and worry knowing how far your most treasured items will be traveling, completely out of your control. In order to add piece of mind and relieve some stress of your move, take the time to find a reliable and trustworthy international moving company.One of the first steps is to get quotes from different movers. An easy way to do this is by using an online moving quote directory such as International Movers or 123 Movers. You can fill out your current location and destination as well as estimated moving weight to compare quotes from various companies. (more…)