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  • International Travel Insurance - International Travel Insurance - Travel Insurance - Expatriate Travel Insurance ~ Expat Exchange Resource Guide
    Senegal Serbia Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Trinidad Tob Turkey Turkmenistan UAE Uganda UK Ukraine United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe Join Sign In Home Country Forums Expat Resources Expat Guides Real Estate International Jobs Home Country Forums Global Forum Expat Resources Expat Guides Real Estate International Jobs Moving Overseas Culture Shock Expat Healthcare Expat Tax Finance FACTA FBAR Expat Blogs Retire Overseas Resources Expat Health Insurance Mail Forwarding Mail Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration International Travel Insurance Expat Travel Insurance Travel Insurance is a necessity for any expat that travels frequently Use our Resource Guide to find travel insurance providers Interested in being included in this section Contact us to discuss partnership opportunities American Express Travel Insurance Great value travel insurance from only 10 46 For travel insurance that is second to none look no further American Express offers award winning policies at surprisingly low prices Learn More Columbus Direct Travel Insurance Columbus Direct provides premium travel insurance to Expats in 48 countries worldwide Our products are designed to the highest international standards offering cover that s superior to local products at a considerably lower price Learn More HTH Worldwide Travel Insurance Protect your health and your vacation investment with HTH Click here to compare plans review prices getting a free Quote and enroll in a plan Learn More World Nomads Travel Insurance Recommended by Lonely Planet World Nomads travel insurance is available to people from over 150 countries and is designed for adventurous travelers Learn More Country Focused Resources Magellan s International Travel Inc UK Online Store World renowned company selling products and accessories for travel and international living Specialized luggage security products appliances clothing and much more Learn More Quito Furnished Apartments Individual and Group Apartment accommodations in Quito s tourist zone Cable TV Internet Kitchens Learn More Related Articles Living in Singapore Escaping the Singapore Squeeze By Bryan Norman Mar 09 2011 Gourmet Dining in Bariloche Argentina By Shanie Matthews Jul 23 2010 Cold By Michael Harling Jan 24 2009 Tis the Season to Be Travelling By Amanda van Mulligen Dec 01 2008 Eight Can t Miss International Travel Tools By Domenick Buonamici Oct 04 2008 Train Travel in Spain By Ciara Carruthers Jun 28 2008 Kids Who Travel Abroad Things to Consider Changing U S Entry Requirements By Linda Kagan May 03 2008 France s Cycle Network An Expat s Dream By Richard Peace May 03 2008 Aix en Provence The Town of a Thousand Fountains By Steenie Harvey International Living Mar 31 2004 The Joys of Rural England By Trevor Powell Jan 12 2004 Join Today free Join Expat Exchange to meet expats in your area or get advice before your move It s FREE and takes

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  • Expat Exchange Resource Guide - Visa & Immigration -
    Arabia Scotland Senegal Serbia Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Trinidad Tob Turkey Turkmenistan UAE Uganda UK Ukraine United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe Join Sign In Home Country Forums Expat Resources Expat Guides Real Estate International Jobs Home Country Forums Global Forum Expat Resources Expat Guides Real Estate International Jobs Moving Overseas Culture Shock Expat Healthcare Expat Tax Finance FACTA FBAR Expat Blogs Retire Overseas Resources Expat Health Insurance Mail Forwarding Mail Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Visa Immigration Interested in being included in this section Contact us to discuss partnership opportunities Country Focused Resources Espinosa Prado Law and Consulting Office Dr Gabriela Espinosa is a well respected immigration attorney in Quito Ecuador Learn More LIVE IN Australia LIVE IN Australia offers online immigration solutions Are you eligible to work in Australia Click here to find out Learn More Move to Panama Move to Panama Corp assists families corporate employees and individuals moving to Panama Help with immigration to Panama your Panama real estate search customs clearance and more Learn More Panama Relocation Attorneys Located in the heart of Panama City Panama Relocation Attorneys specializes in Immigration Law Real Estate Law Estate Planning and Banking Services Learn More Visa Flow Australia Jobs Australia Work Visa VisaFlow is a leading solutions company dedicated to assisting people from all over the World moving to Australia to Live and Work Learn More Visa Flow UK Jobs UK Work Visa VisaFlow is a leading solutions company dedicated to assisting people from all over the World move to the UK to live and work Learn More Visa Flow US Jobs US Work Visa Green Cards VisaFlow is a leading solutions company dedicated to assisting people from all over the World move to America to Live and Work Learn More Related Articles Six Easy Steps to Visa Rejection By Mario Hannah Sep 26 2011 What you need to know to become a resident of Costa Rica By Lic Giovanna Barrantes Feb 24 2011 Australian Skilled Migration to Change By James MacAnally Nov 30 2010 Intra Company Transfers By Helen Johnson Nov 28 2010 Work Permit France By Joshua H Wood Oct 01 2010 France Visa Carte de Séjour By Joshua H Wood Oct 01 2010 US Immigration Tips for US Citizenship By Karen Lee Pollak Aug 21 2010 Visa Ecuador The Best Way to Obtain a Residency Visa in Ecuador By Charles Barrett Aug 09 2010 Visa UK Navigating the UK Points Based System By Nikki de Prey Jul 23 2010 Australia Immigration Flexibility is Key By Michael Thornton Oct 08 2009 Join Today free Join Expat Exchange to meet expats in your area or get advice before your move It s FREE and takes 1 minute List a

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  • Expat Exchange - Living In Mexico - Moving Overseas - Culture Shock Guadalajara - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    you receive any cross cultural training for your move abroad If yes was it before or after the move Not really Note this was 40 years ago when I was married to a US medical student attending the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara We learned about the medical school But not much else I was merely a spouse But my experiences may be relevant to newcomers to Guad even now If they speak another language in your new country do you speak the language If yes did you learn the language before you moved or while abroad If no are you planning to learn the language I spoke a bit Learned Spanish in HS and college but the real Spanish was different form what I had learned But I could get along more than our friends could It enriched my experience Were you worried or concerned about culture shock before you moved abroad No I was clueless and saw this as an adventure It took me entirely by surprise How significant was the culture shock you experienced when you moved abroad We were looking for a place to live Visited my then husband s fraternity brothers from the states who lived near aguas negras Yuck We found Lomas Atemajac it was just being built which tells you how long ago this was But I woke up at our hotel one morning and burst into tears The thing that upset me the most No bathtubs Everyone told us amoebas were a problem and no one had bathtubs All my clothing was melted by the high temp dryers until we learned that you could hire help for less than the cost of a dryer session and then our clothes were shredded on the roof top cement scrubber Remember these were the days of worn jeans so it became styish Expats often talk about going through the stages of culture shock Examples include the honeymoon phase the irritation to anger stage the rejection of the culture stage and the cultural adjustment phase Do you feel like you went through these or any other stages as you settled into the new culture Probably all But the honeymoon stage for poor medical student families was short indeed What if any were some of the changes you noticed in yourself that might have been caused by culture shock These might include things such as anger depression anxiety increased eating or drinking frustration homesickness etc I cried and cried Then figured things out and enjoyed it enormously I had a radio show sewed read cooked and shopped What are some things you appreciate most about the new culture The people We also loved alambres carbon the markets the aguas and tortillas Music was wonderful What are the most challenging aspects of the new culture Pounds to kilos Power outages for no reason Bugs especially black widow spiders and scorpions hitching a ride on the plant trucks exchange rates and devaluations Luckily we had a USD account when they

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  • Expat Exchange - Living In Colombia - Moving Overseas - Culture Shock Palmira - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Warnings City Guides Guide to Living in Bogota Guide to Living in Medellin Resources Expat Health Insurance Mail Forwarding Mail Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Culture Shock in Palmira Colombia Comments Print Tweet Share Your Experiences with Culture Shock An American woman who needed a change moved to Palmira Colombia She s been there for 5 years and loves life in Colombia She s happier more relaxed and loves her new life full of adventure and nature What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Palmira Did you receive any cross cultural training for your move abroad If yes was it before or after the move No I just left the USA and moved If they speak another language in your new country do you speak the language If yes did you learn the language before you moved or while abroad If no are you planning to learn the language I came to Colombia with limited Spanish speaking skills and now I speak pretty well it is almost 5 years Were you worried or concerned about culture shock before you moved abroad I wasn t I wanted a change How significant was the culture shock you experienced when you moved abroad I loved the culture immediately Expats often talk about going through the stages of culture shock Examples include the honeymoon phase the irritation to anger stage the rejection of the culture stage and the cultural adjustment phase Do you feel like you went through these or any other stages as you settled into the new culture The only thing that made me upset not angry was the way the Colombian s were behind technology wise but they are catching up all the time now What if any were some of the changes you noticed in yourself that might have been caused by culture shock These might include things such as anger depression anxiety increased eating or drinking frustration homesickness etc I noticed I was much happier much more relaxed I was experiencing a lovely new life that was full of adventure and nature I LOVE living outside of the USA What are some things you appreciate most about the new culture I love the nature I love the lifestyle I am so happy with the food which is organic I love having learned a new language I LOVE my life What are the most challenging aspects of the new culture I don t like to drive here Did you commit any embarrassing or humorous cultural blunders If you did and you d like to share them please do tell I used some words in Spanish that are meant differently here and that is it Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share Just

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  • Expat Exchange - Living Abroad - International Living - Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Zealand Nicaragua Nigeria Norway Oman Pakistan Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Lucia Saudi Arabia Scotland Senegal Serbia Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Trinidad Tob Turkey Turkmenistan UAE Uganda UK Ukraine United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe Join Sign In Home Thailand Forum Thailand Guide Thailand Resources Thailand Real Estate International Jobs Home Thailand Forum Thailand Guide Thailand Resources Thailand Real Estate International Jobs Thailand Thailand Newsletter 10 Tips for Living in Thailand More Thailand Tips Thailand Expat Blogs Thailand Travel Warnings City Guides Guide to Living in Bangkok Guide to Living in Chang Mai Guide to Living in Chiang Mai Resources Expat Health Insurance Mail Forwarding Mail Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Living in Chiang Mai Thailand Comments Print Tweet Create an Expat Profile for Your City or Town Expats in Chiang Mai find a complicated city that has many unexpected aspects to navigate Here is a brief overview of this beautiful city in Thailand What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Chiang Mai How long have you lived there 5 months What activities clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others Ex Pat Club of Chiang Mai In terms of religious racial economic and cultural diversity are the people of this city or town diverse Are they accepting of differences Describe This is a diverse and accepting area I was not aware of the extent and presence of Christian groups facilities and missionary work What are the main industries in this city What types of career opportunities commonly exist How do most people find new jobs Relief workers academia medicine and tourism hospitality are four key areas If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away what other advice would you give them Make a trip or two to visit for several days at a minimum before even considering a move There are aspects of living here that even those who have prepared may not anticipate without firsthand experience More Expat Advice about Living in Thailand Living In Bangkok Thailand Living In Bangkok Thailand Living In Chiang Mai Thailand Living In Chiang Mai Thailand Living In Phuket Thailand Living In Songkhla Thailand View all Reports Worldwide Write a Comment about this Expat Report Sign In to post a comment Join Today free Join Expat Exchange to meet expats in your area or get advice before your move It s FREE and takes 1 minute List a Property free Real Estate in Thailand View All Properties Nonthaburi Thailand Property for Rent Nonthaburi Thailand Property for Rent Nonthaburi nr Bangkok Thailand Property for

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  • Expat Exchange - Living Abroad - International Living - Living in Lyon, France - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Living in Lyon France Submitted by JadoreLyon Comments Print Tweet Create an Expat Profile for Your City or Town Lyon France A Polish expat in Lyon France talks about expat life in this beautiful historic city She appreciates how locals love their city their food and truly enjoy life She also appreciates how family oriented it is in Lyon What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Lyon How long have you lived there 8 months What activities clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others I have been nicely surprised on how big the community of expats is in France We are lucky to have meetup com cities fr lyon smaller groups of expats who organizes meetings close to their interests onlylyon com very useful for info and events happening in Lyon internations org start which actively organizes events for expats In terms of religious racial economic and cultural diversity are the people of this city or town diverse Are they accepting of differences Describe There is no problems with this here There are many churches different religious groups you can attend I didn t feel any pressure but only welcomed in new communities What are the main industries in this city What types of career opportunities commonly exist How do most people find new jobs Lyon is an old city with a great history but it has been developing and there have been made many investments recently which are being carried on The modern Lyon has been created So we have the Confuance district with new buildings we have new modern museums we have new shopping centres and mostly new companies invest in here There are new start ups also appearing in Lyon You can find work in new type of industries like online space as well as very established brands are here Lyon is a headquarter of Interpol and Euronews just to name a few If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away what other advice would you give them Well firstly great to hear that there is nothing to wait for Just start learning some French take few documents with yourself as France seems to like red tape very much and you need papers for everything Take some birth certificates for sure Don t worry about the accommodation because here in Lyon you will get many estate agencies to help you out and they speak English And mostly read some blogs forums expats websites which will provide you with the up to date info And if you have any question or want to explore more have a look at my blog shopaholicfromhome com where I continue discovering France Lyon

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  • Expat Exchange - Moving Overseas - Moving to Ajijic , Mexico - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Ajijic Mexico Located near Lake Chapala southeast of Guadalajara What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Ajijic Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home Thanks to reading this website we brought two vacuums which worked out well We could have left more of our art work at home Also my hobby stuff in 25 book boxes that are now gracing the wall of our guest bedroom What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move choosing a neighborhood and finding a home Since realtors are not regulated here in Mexico one should hire an attorney just to be on the safe side We did and it was worth every peso Cheap insurance Do your due diligence on line and stay for a month or more If one has not lived abroad and in similar locals there might be a bit of a culture shock How I explain this in simple terms If in the morning you have water for your shower It is a good day and If the water is hot It is GREAT DAY Living here is an adventure One needs to be flexible have a sense of humor and accept the fact that things here move at a different pace The Mexican people are warm and friendly the expats are willing to help get you settled and the weather is outstanding What is not to like What type of housing do you live in Is this typical for most expats in your area Our home is a two story 2 bedroom with around 2800 sq ft We have a pool and small garden The house is stand alone in a gated community The area in which we live is primarily single family and we are about 10 minutes driving time to the center of town How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment We made a discovery trip here in July Loved the place and stayed a month We toured the entire area and eliminated those areas that were a bit far out or did not meet our needs We sold our home in the states in three days which spurred us to find a home We have a dog and two cats that made renting a bit of a hassle so we decided to buy I made another trip in September and we decided on one of the homes we had previewed earlier It is a smaller gated community 7 homes and we are quite delighted Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country What is the average cost of housing there Much lower than in Washington state Taxes are minimal but utilities electricity is rather expensive Based on the former occupant s usage we opted to install solar This was a significant amount but with a 3 4 year pay

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  • Expat Exchange - Hamilton - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Caucasian expat in a public school She was repeatedly asked by Bermudians Have you had enough Eventually she had and she returned home to Canada What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Hamilton Describe how you dreamed expat life would be before you moved overseas Please provide as much detail as possible I moved to Bermuda in 2000 to teach I moved there alone and had visited the island 6 times previously on vacation so I thought that I knew what it was like I was an experienced teacher so I thought I had a handle on what my professional like would entail I imagined what my apartment would be like and hoped to be welcomed to this beautiful island I hoped to save money as I know that there was no income tax I realized that Bermuda is a multi or biracial country and I imagined that people there mingled and got along well I was used to being a member of a professional federation and thought that if there were any issues that there was a system in place for problem resolution I had expectations that the students there would be similar to my students in Ontario I had been offered a job and thought that my paper work was in order for my arrival I was hoping to have fun and to be welcomed to my new country How has your expat experience met the expectations you dreamed about before you moved abroad I was absolutely shocked upon arrival in Bermuda Firstly my paper work was not in order as the department of Education had failed to communicate properly with the Department of Immigration Upon arrival in Bermuda I was thrown into the little room at the airport verbally abused and threatened with immediate deportation Finally Immigration contacted the department of Education and they faxed over some crucial documents Had I arrived on the week end I was have been deported Teaching in Bermuda was the hardest thing I have ever done and I was a very experienced teacher I soon realized that there was a pecking system there and as a single Caucasian foreign woman I was sat the bottom of it While a few of my colleagues were supportive I sustained almost daily verbal abuse and hostility from my teaching partner and other staff members It was quite evident that there are some serious racial issues here There are also cultural issues Expats in the teaching profession are treated for the most part with disdain I was told by a taxi driver that because I did not have children that I did not need to have a car I was undermined and humiliated by school administration and other teachers I attended professional development days where I had to endure political talks and seminars about how Caucasions had abused Afro Bermudians I was charged premiums up to 500 for the installation of gas water etc I had to pay

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