No-Stress Overseas Moving: 4 Tips to Streamline Your Move

Out of life's most stressful events, one in four people rate moving as the most stressful, according to a survey conducted by the British moving Company, Sixt. What's more is that the anxiety and pressure associated with moving can make people look and feel two years older. Yikes. However, relocating does not need to be all doom and gloom. Read on for some quick tips to make your move as smooth and stress-free as possible. Prioritize the Essentials Packing up years of belongings is a … [Read more...]

4 Things You Never Thought About Moving Overseas

The idea of moving overseas is intoxicating. New sights. Foreign language. Interesting food. But then, the questions from your family and friends start, and soon you are overwhelmed in an avalanche of unknowns. This is especially true for what to take with you and what to leave behind. Here are a few tips to help you navigate your packing list: 1. What About Your Car?   Renting a car in many countries is expensive, but so is shipping your own car overseas. Because of this, most … [Read more...]

How to Bring a Little Piece of Home with You to a New Country

It's official - you have sold your home, your passport and other paperwork is in order, you have a job offer lined up, and in the very near future you are moving to a new country. While the idea of embarking on a new international adventure is definitely exciting, you might find yourself getting a bit of a lump in your throat as you pack up your belongings and say au revoir to your friends and family. Although you probably won't be able to bring all of your stuff with you - you might decide … [Read more...]

4 iPhone Apps to Make Moving Abroad Easier

When deciding to move abroad, there is so much to do and think about, and it's easy to get overwhelmed by your ever-growing to-do list. You just wish you could fast-forward to your departure day and put the endless to-do lists behind you. While it can't do everything for you, your iPhone can help you manage the mountain of tasks you need to accomplish before heading to the airport. Here are some essential iPhone apps to help you prepare for your new home abroad: Packing Pro Packing is … [Read more...]

What To Bring, What To Sell When Moving Overseas

In 2011, there were 6.3 million non-military, non-government Americans living throughout Africa, Asia and Europe, says The Association of Americans Resident Overseas. If you're about to become one of them, you probably already know that you have a pretty hefty to-do list ahead of you. One of the most difficult choices to make is what you should sell and what to take with you as you embark on this exciting adventure. Your Furniture and "Stuff" If you plan on making a permanent move, … [Read more...]

Quick Ways to Make your New Home Abroad Feel like Yours

Making the decision to move abroad and finally live the expat lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of is exciting. However, the process of getting there and moving all of your possessions overseas can be stressful, and feel like an awful long road to finally settling down and feeling at home in your new country of residence. As soon as you’ve moved into your new home, it is likely that you will want to put your own stamp on it as soon as possible. However in reality, it can take weeks or … [Read more...]

Tips from an Experienced Expat

So you've succumbed to the lure of living and working abroad. Now what? Whether you're about to move, have just moved or are a seasoned expat, below are eight tips for making a move abroad successful. We might all agree that expat living sounds glamorous, but those first few days can be exhilarating, frustrating and overwhelming all at the same time. 1. Before jumping in feet-first, test the waters with a fact-finding trip. You can use this time to learn more about the city, including health … [Read more...]

Medical Issues Which Might Arise During A Move Abroad

  Moving home can be a big event, especially if you're an expatriate who needs to move far away in an unfamiliar environment of a foreign country. With so much going on, it can be easy to overlook the simple things and it is not uncommon for people to open themselves up to a number of health concerns during removals activities. As well as the more obvious worries, there are several slightly more insidious concerns which people should be aware of when they move. However, those who pay … [Read more...]

Expats Guide – How to make the most out of your expatriate experience?

So you have finally decided to fulfill your longtime dream and to move overseas, or maybe you are a veteran expat who is relocating overseas for the second or third time. In both cases you are probably so excited and can’t stop imagining how it would be to live in your destination country, speak a different language, experience new culture, and eat exotic food. Maybe you are thinking about all the fascinating places you can visit while living overseas, or how fun it would be to hear your … [Read more...]

Canadian Student Visa Requirement – Proof Of Funds Query

  The following is a question that was submitted to us by Haseeb Ilyas from Karachi, Pakistan   My name is Haseeb and I intend to study in Canada. I have applied to the Ryerson University Canada and hope fully will get the admission acceptance letter.   My next step is to apply for the Canadian Student Visa. But here I have a query regarding one of the visa requirements that is the "Proof of Funds". I would like to know about this requirement of Canadian Student Visa … [Read more...]