Not knowing the local culture can cost you serious time, money, and embarrassment.
While living in China, I noticed the same phenomenon that would frustrate me over, and over and over:
I would be chatting with a person, and we’d make a connection, for example, I would be playing basketball out in front of the university I was studying at, and some...
Imagine you’re at a networking event in the United States and you hear your colleague make the following statement to a potential employer:
“… I’d be very interested in learning more about your company to see if there might be a fit for me. Before doing my MBA, I worked at Bain Consulting and then prior to that was an officer in the...
Do you know you want to take a gap year but aren’t quite sure where to go, or what to do?
Here are three things to consider, based on the adventure you’re after:
#1 If you want to volunteer: WWOOF
Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms was designed to help volunteers get a hands-on experience working on an organic farm.
The system aims to teach...
Same Sex Marriage in the Expat Community: What About Your Pension?
On March 29th, the first legally recognized gay marriages took place in England and Wales. It is expected that similar marriages will be taking place in Scotland this fall. Even as many were celebrating these nuptials, others were attempting to figure out the implications of...
Living as an expat exposes the individual to many more dangers than a simple holidaymaker. While the traveller may go the same places as the expat as a visitor, they are more likely to be on their guard, wary of the unusual and more likely to take more precautions. An expat in the same situation is liable to become blasé and to take a more laissez...
The Changing World of Work and Accompanying Partner Support
The world of work and the scale and nature of global mobility is changing. The number of worldwide expatriates is increasing significantly, expected to exceed 56.8 million by 2017, and the very nature of how we live and work is also changing.
Recent research has identified 7 key...
We all take photographs when we travel – some of us a lot more than others – what do you ‘see’ where you are?
Photography has come a long way since the early cameras. We now carry devices with us that allow us to capture special and interesting moments and although we are sometimes discouraged from digitising these events, when used in moderation...