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Apartment Hunting? Here are 5 Things to Consider

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If you had lots of money to burn, you wouldn’t be worried about finding an apartment to rent, wherever you are in the world. In fact, you would just buy your own property and be done with the nerve-wracking hassle of house hunting for good. However, if you have a budget that you have to operate within, then being practical with your objectives is not an option.

Healing Through Love: The Journey of Rediscovering Joy

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

Rarely do we come across a book that truly teaches us about ourselves as humans, through the waves that life tosses us amongst. Luckily for us, I'm happy to share a book that does just that - Lisa Overman's new memoir, Healing Through Love: The Journey of Rediscovering Joy. In her book, Overman shares a lifetime of experiences (as memoirs do), but then departs from the standard path of memoir into deep intercultural insight.

7 Habits of a Happy Expat

Have you ever thought of what makes some expatriates happy and others not really?  After coaching many expatriate clients I came to realize that there are 7 factors that can impact the happiness level of an expat. I compiled those together and organized them into THE WINNING SEVEN™: 7 HABITS OF A HAPPY EXPAT:

7 Habits of a Happy Expat
 

To expat or not to expat: 3 tips to help you decide

If you are considering teaching abroad, how do you make the decision if living abroad is for you?  How do you choose the country where you’d want to live and teach?  What do you need to consider before taking the plunge?

And while there will be a myriad of factors to take into account when making this important decision to expat or not, I’d like to offer you the three tips I find fundamental in such a big decision.

Things to look into before choosing your child’s school

Asako Maruoka's picture

Finding the right school is one of the most important decisions that all of us parents may struggle with every time we’re in the situation. In this article, we’ll provide you with some counsel, which should help you in making the right decision.

Want to Live a Sustainable Life Abroad? Find What You Love

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

It's a dream for many - moving to another country that they love, and then finding (or creating) meaningful work. It might be teaching English, leading food tours, freelancing, or becoming a travel advisor or agent to share the local culture, arts, and music with travelers. Some of these paths are definitely easier than others, in terms of visas, costs, and income. Let’s dig in.

Ready to be an Expat? A life overseas is within your grasp

Ann Marie Mershon's picture

Got the travel bug? Always planning your next big trek? I have had it bad, but as a teacher, funds were limited. Sigh...

I decided to feed my travel bug by sponsoring overseas student tours, which gave me an opportunity to see the world (for free) as I exposed my students to life beyond our northwoods community. Traveling with teens was a joy (well, mostly)—their enthusiasm great fun. 

So Many Africas: Six Years in a Zambian Village

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 09, 2016 /
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Have you ever wondered what it would REALLY be like to live in Africa? Not the Africa of tourists, or the Africa of locals (because we’re not locals), but the Africa of an expat. I have wondered about Africa, because I was an expat in Japan, which is also radically different from the US. What is it like to live in a completely different culture than your own? What cultural adjustments will you have to make, what will surprise you, and what impact will your time in Africa have, when you return home? 

Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom: Adrift in Istanbul

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

It’s true: everyone loves Istanbul. Those that have been can’t wait to go back, again and again. They tell their friends (like I am always telling you!), and more and more people head to Istanbul first, and then explore other areas of this remarkable country. But what would it be like to actually live there? 

Inside Out in Istanbul

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

It must be known by all and sundry by now – I’m in love with Turkey. A recent trip highlighted to me what many of my friends and family already know – that Turkey is an amazing country to explore, and that Istanbul is just as magical as one can imagine. 

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