Announcement: Welcome to the Expat Forum

by mfefadmin on October 31, 2008

Welcome

Thank you for visiting the Expat Forum. We are quickly realising our aim to be the largest community of expatriates on the internet. We now have over to 175,000 members who have either moved abroad or wish to emigrate, with 100’s of new members joining up everyday.The site is organised into 2 main parts – the forums and the articles. You can access any of the country specific expat forums by clicking on the flags in the top navigation areas above. You can read through hundreds of helpful articles, news and interviews by clicking on the relevant country in the left navigation menu. So if you want to immigrate to a new Country or if you have already moved to a new destination, we’re sure you’ll find some great content here as well as be able to talk to members in a similar situation to you. Enjoy the Expat Forum, it’s great to have you here.

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Thumbnail image for Cost of international schools abroad up almost 2% in 2017

Cost of international schools abroad up almost 2% in 2017

March 29, 2017 United Kingdom

Expat parents often opt for international schools for their children but they are set to pay more to send them to such establishments with new research showing the cost has increased by almost 2%. It means that the annual cost of international school tuition fees is up on average by 1.9% for 2017 to a […]

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China and New Zealand sign a series of deals to bring them closer together

March 28, 2017 China

It is going to be much easier for Chinese people to visit and do business in New Zealand with a series of deals and initiatives announced by both countries. The multiple entry visa for Chinese visitors to New Zealand will be extended from three years to five years from 08 May and Chinese passport holders […]

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France set to get English speaking police brigade

March 27, 2017 France

France is considering introducing a new police brigade section in Paris with officers that speak English to help people visiting the city and arriving to live there for the first time whose French may not be up to scratch. Plans are well advanced and supported by Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault who believes that the […]

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Latest data suggests a jobs boom in New Zealand, particularly in Auckland

March 24, 2017 New Zealand

More jobs are now being advertised in New Zealand in professions such as IT and communications technology, which often attract applications from overseas. Job prospects are particularly strong in Auckland and Wellington, but Canterbury has fewer jobs advertised than a year ago. In Auckland there was a 19.2% rise in new job advertisements on employment […]

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Vienna tops best quality of living ranking for eighth year in a row

March 23, 2017 Austria

Vienna is the best city in the world for quality of living with European cities filling the top 10 list in the latest rankings report which says that infrastructure is the most important determinant for expats. The annual quality of living report from Mercers puts Zurich in second place, followed by Auckland, Munich, Vancouver, Dusseldorf, […]

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Immigrants set to drive workforce growth in the US for next two decades

March 22, 2017 America

The United States is often hailed as being an example of multi-cultural country with immigrants found in many occupations and even dominating some industry sectors. But new research shows that there is no one area in which immigrants outnumber people born in the US and in total they make up just 17.1% of the population […]

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New arrangements connect New Zealand direct by air to more countries around the globe

March 21, 2017 New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the most popular countries in the world for people who want to visit and emigrate and now it is to be even more connected with the rest of the globe. Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced that a number of new air services agreements will further enhance New Zealand’s international […]

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Research reveals what expats wish they had known before moving

March 20, 2017 Expat Interviews

Expats have been asked what they wish they had known before starting on an international assignment and many cite living costs as the great unknown. The high cost of living is the issue that is most commonly given and it is specific items that cause surprises such as the cost of petrol and eating out, […]

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Happiest people in the US live in Naples, Florida

March 18, 2017 America

The happiest people in America live in Florida with the Sunshine state having two locations in the top 10 of the latest well-being index covering the United States. Overall Naples take the top spot in the index compiled by pollsters Gallup, making it healthier, wealthier and having the best weather. While North Port is placed […]

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London and Paris named as the top global cities in Europe

March 17, 2017 France

If you are moving to live and work in Europe and want to feel that you are in a truly global city then the top choice is either London or Paris, according to new research. Overall, European cities have many of the characteristics of highly successful world cities that make them very attractive to workers […]

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The benefits of international students in New Zealand

March 15, 2017 New Zealand

With numbers of international students applying to study in the United States due to visa concerns, New Zealand is set to continue to encourage more young people from abroad to move to the country for higher education. New research has found that international students are contributing to New Zealand from an economic point of view […]

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International applications for US colleges on the decline

March 15, 2017 America

Fewer students from around the world are applying to study in the United States, fuelled by concern about visas and worries about how welcome they would be, a new survey suggests. Almost 40% of colleges are seeing declines in applications from international students, and international student recruitment professionals report a great deal of concern about […]

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