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Expat Destinations

Get the inside scoop in living in different locations around the world from people who have experienced it. Things to know, tips on renting, finding a job, the local health system and more…


London & UK


Remainder of Europe


Dubai & The Middle East


Asia


Americas

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living in the UK

Living in the UK : How the UK rates as an expat destination

Living in the UK has a lot to offer expats, especially professionals. Let’s have a look at what expats report about living in the UK, including the benefits as well as the drawbacks. Great Britain and Australia have a long history of…
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Theresa May to make it more difficult for Aussies planning to move to the UK

In launching the UK conservative party's new election manifesto, British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced new policies that will make it more difficult for Australians to find work and move to the UK, and it will now cost Australians…
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What Expats Should Know about the UK Healthcare System

The UK Healthcare system (or the NHS - National Health Service) is one of Britain's most famous and cherished institutions.  However, what rights do expats have to use it? One of the most amazing things about becoming an expat in the…

Rest of Europe

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The Dutch Healthcare System - What Expats Should Know

The Dutch healthcare system is supposedly one of the best healthcare systems in Europe.  We explore what expats need to understand about the dutch healthcare system, mandatory health insurance, and the reciprocal health agreement with Australia. Australians…
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Quick Facts For Australians In The Netherlands

Get your head around the key issues for Australians in the Netherlands. There are many reasons Australians in The Netherlands enjoy their time their.  The Netherlands is one of the major destinations for Australians living abroad.…
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Surviving Your First European Winter

The prospect of your first European winter should rightly be filling you with not only excitement but also a tingle of fear for what lies ahead in some of the world's chilliest places. Coming from an environment of balmy days and cool, yet…

Dubai & The Middle East

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Things expats in Dubai should know for a happy and trouble free time

Dubai is a great place to live. It’s easy, it’s convenient and you have a lot of freedom with how you choose to live. In fact, its such an easy place to live that you can easily forget that it is ruled in a completely different way to somewhere…
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What Expats Should Know About the Dubai Healthcare System

The key facts every expat planning to move to Dubai should know about the Dubai healthcare system. Whilst many would assume that being in the Middle East means that access to quality healthcare would be difficult, the reality is that…
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Quick Facts For Australians Moving To Dubai, UAE

In this article, we’ll give you advice on the main things you need to know for Australians moving to Dubai UAE, and some insider tips on making the most of your time. Dubai is a place unlike any other on earth. It is a combination…

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Asia & Oceania

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Teaching English in China - When the Middle Kingdom Beckons

How one Australian, looking for a change, moved overseas and started teaching english in China. This article is written by John.  John left Australia in 2011 spending 3 months in Thailand, 5 years in China, 1 year in Portugal, and now…
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How some Australians are retiring in Bali

Make your retirement savings go further and consider retiring in Bali. Check out how these Australians are doing it. I am sure you, like me and many other Australians, have said at some point how great it would be to be retiring in Bali.…
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6 things to consider before moving to Fiji

Have you dreamed of living the expat lifestyle on a Pacific Island?  Sipping sunset cocktails overlooking the beach every night.  Somer, an Aussie expat living in Fiji, shares some of her experiences and things to consider before you decide…

Americas

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10 Surprising things you should be aware of when moving to Latin America

Latin America is an astoundingly diverse, beautiful and dynamic region. It is packed full of stunning landscapes and vibrant cultures. It can be a wonderful area to base yourself in, but it is important to be aware that when moving to Latin…
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Why you should study overseas

A period of academic exchange or study overseas can be an incredible way to enrich your Australian studies. Studying in a different country is a very immersive experience and is likely to contribute significantly to your professional and personal…
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Getting a Green Card to the USA

Everyone knows that a green card is a ticket to life in the United States without the hassle of having to go through a visa renewal or re-application process every couple of years. That’s why green cards are so popular and notoriously difficult…