Whether you're living abroad, seeking to, or just want to have a stint working or studying outside your home country, there are loads of opportunities out there - as well as information and organizations to help make your dream come true. It's all open for discussion here!

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How life in Spain makes you richer - without luxuries

Livia Dabs   As a fellow immigrant (or expat, if you prefer) in Spain, for the past two years, I sympathize quite a bit with this essay by a U.S. woman who's been living with her family in a small Andalusian town for the past four, and has been loving it. She comments, " Everything I could only dream of in the US happened here in Spain without being filthy rich. Without owning luxuries, my life feels very luxurious" - and proceeds to give great examples. My life in Madrid is more expensive than…

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9 tips for coping with expat life abroad as a U.S. citizen

Moving abroad can be both an exciting and daunting experience. The fact that you are exploring new places and cultures makes it exhilarating, but the fact that you are leaving your friends and extended family behind to start a new life elsewhere can be terrifying. However, starting off on the right foot is the only way to ensure you enjoy a good experience as a U.S. expatriate. Some expats forget about their home obligations, and you don't want to be one of them. Ensure you stay in touch with…

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Essay: I'm not running away, I'm traveling

I have been traveling for the good portion of a decade and a half. Often I traveled alone, sometimes with friends, sometimes the partners, but always with a passion for the road. You can say back 15 years ago, the gypsy wandering lifestyle was much less trendy. This is before the start of travel blogs and at the time when people still bought actual books about countries to learn where to go. We went to internet cafés to send emails to our parents, took photos with film, and bought plane tickets…

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TRAVELING TO ARGENTINA? FREE HOUSING FOR PART TIME WORK

Thinking about coming to Buenos Aires for an extended stay?  Our lovely bed & breakfast in the center of the city is looking for two people for guest relations and the front desk.   If you have good people skills and can speak Spanish and English (Other languages a plus) we would love to hear from you.   In return for helping our guests part-time we provide comfortable housing in a downtown apartment minutes away from the B&B as well as transportation stipend.   Please send CV/Resume with photo…

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  • A U.S. immigrant to Brazil describes Afro-Brazilian culture and what it's like to live as a foreigner in Rio de Janeiro: https://news.yahoo.com/black-expat-why-black-expats-153000883.html
    The Black Expat: Why Black Expats Should Come And Experience Brazil's Culture
    Marketing executive Ike Okonkwo is a Black expat in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • This past spring, Condé Nast Traveler wrote about the latest of HBSC Bank's regular surveys of 20,000 relatively high-income immigrants to 46 foreign countries, asking which of these countries can be considered the best for starting life over. Some expected, some surprises - and by the way my own new country, Spain, came in third: https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/the-10-best-countries-for-expats...
    Ready to Move Abroad? These Countries Offer the Best Quality of Life for Expats
    They've got that whole work-life balance thing all figured out.
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