"Meet 10 American psychologists from a variety of subfields who revitalized their careers and their lives by moving to another country." They took jobs in Shangai, Mumbai, the UK, Costa Rica, Geneva, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Toyko, Grenada, and one psychologist working for the Agency for International Development traveled to places like Albania and Zimbabwe. Click.
An ongoing campaign by CNN, since 2011, estimates that 40 million people are victims of modern-day slavery, including human trafficking, forced labor, abuse of wage and hour laws, debt bondage, domestic servitude, commercial sexual exploitation, child labor, forced marriage, child soldiers, and forced sex acts for money, (See the CNN report, "What Is Modern... Continue Reading →
Growing Up, Expat Style in Dubai https://fromthemiddleeats.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/dubai-expat-kid/ The Innocents Abroad https://theinnocentsabroadblog.wordpress.com/#slide-3
Job seekers should not limit themselves to jobs in their home country. Traditionally, the British and the Filipinos are two nationalities that have passionately embraced this concept, with 20 percent of the population living abroad for at least a portion of their lives. In contrast, only a fraction of American civilians live abroad -- currently... Continue Reading →
The Wall Street Journal hosts an informative "expat" group on Facebook, with currently about 8,000 members. It links to articles about "hardship posts"; cultural differences in definitions of trash; best books for expats; links to expat blogs; retiring abroad; raising trilingual children; quality of life for Americans in India; difficulty adjusting when returning to home... Continue Reading →
"Why Are White People 'Expats' and Others 'Immigrants'?" Provocative piece in The (UK) Guardian. However, as someone living in a nation with 90% of the population from somewhere else, I don't entirely agree. I think it's more of a differentiation of social class rather than race. "Expats" are educated and skilled workers from developed or... Continue Reading →
Mercer Consultancy has published its annual evaluation of the world's best cities for expats, with European cities, particularly in Germany, topping the list. In 2016, the winners are: 15. Toronto. 14. Bern. 13. Berlin. 12. Wellington (New Zealand). 11. Amsterdam. 10. Sydney. 9. Copenhagen. 8. Geneva. 7. Frankfurt. 6. Dusseldorf. 5. Vancouver. 4. Munich. 3.... Continue Reading →
Less than three percent of Americans make up the American diaspora, or are expats, if you calculate the U.S. population as 319 million. In contrast, the British diaspora is probably more than 20 percent (with a population of about 60 million in 2004, an estimated 13 million were living abroad). Sri Lanka has a total... Continue Reading →