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How do you research international relocation?

I'm an American who is thinking about moving abroad. Most likely to Mainland China, although Taiwan and Singapore are potential options. What's the best way to go about doing some research for a move overseas? [more inside]
posted by jasondbarr on Feb 24, 2010 - 10 answers

I'm an expat and I need a bank account in Nevada.

I'm an expat looking for a good bank that serves Nevada, if I can sign up. [more inside]
posted by bindasj on Feb 23, 2010 - 2 answers

Books about bein' a furriner

Is there any modern writer considered to be the "voice of the American expat"? Or any literary movement/place I should be paying attention to if I'd like to read modern literature about living abroad? I'd like to read about living, not traveling, in other places, and what that does to your perspective and sense of self in the internet age. [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Feb 18, 2010 - 21 answers

truly global roaming

I'm moving overseas for an indefinite amount of time and want to be contactable from various countries. Can I maintain local phone numbers which redirect voice calls and text messages to my iPhone, wherever I am? [more inside]
posted by m1ndsurfer on Feb 18, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me get my overseas iPhone cheap

Help me buy an iPhone cheap. Complication: Living overseas where they are EXPENSIVE! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2010 - 9 answers

Three Months in Birmingham

On Friday I'm going to Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) for three months (until early may) for an engineering internship. What should I know? What's the Birmingham area known for amongst Britons? What should I absolutely not miss in my down time? What social norms (at work or otherwise) might be unusual to me? What do locals do for fun? What parts of the city should I wander around in to get a sense of the place (and in which areas would doing so get me killed or served with an anti-social order)? [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Jan 27, 2010 - 14 answers

How to deal with homesickness while living abroad? (And when can I give in to it and go home?

I've been happily living abroad for three months, and all of a sudden I'm extremely homesick and I want to come home. I want to get past this, but how? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Dec 21, 2009 - 26 answers

Advice about moving to Montreal for artists

Advice about moving to Montreal (for artists)? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Dec 7, 2009 - 16 answers

Tell me about Bangkok, please

What's living in Bangkok like? Should I consider moving there? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2009 - 10 answers

Help 3 clueless Brits do something fun for thanksgiving in NYC!

3 Brits in NYC, no plans for thanksgiving and wondering what all the fuss is about! What cool stuff can we do this weekend? [more inside]
posted by hibbersk on Nov 23, 2009 - 17 answers

Propitious places to move to & unusual living situations for having 3 or 4 days a week free to work on personal project

I'm working on a project that requires at least 3 or 4 full days attention each week. What are some places in the US or world I could move to, &/or unusual living situations, that would give me a good chance of doing this? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Nov 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Building home across the pond

Make London work. Help a beleaguered New Yorker figure out how to acclimate. Griping follows. [more inside]
posted by zvs on Nov 9, 2009 - 25 answers

Loneliness and location

I'm heading back to the work world after studying abroad, and want to overcome my long-standing social isolation. Where should I move to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2009 - 13 answers

I'm going home! (for 2 weeks)

ExpatFilter: American Expat returning home for 2 weeks. What should I do while I am home? BonusFilter: Help me decide what to do with all my worldly posessions that didnt go Expat with me. [more inside]
posted by Fiat124 on Nov 1, 2009 - 13 answers

Do we stay (in NYC) or do we go (to Budapest)?

Following the trail of adventure and windborne caution, my boyfriend and I are kicking around the idea of moving to Budapest next year. Pipe dream or feasible goal? Questions about teaching ESL abroad (ten years after the Central European expat boom, no less!), expat experiences in 2009, Eastern European culture, general questions about Hungary, and... [more inside]
posted by Hwaet on Sep 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Life in the Loire Valley

What should I do to prepare for expat life in France's Loire Valley? [more inside]
posted by nicoleincanada on Sep 16, 2009 - 15 answers

Most likely relocating to Iraqi Kurdistan. What do I need to know?

Most likely relocating to Iraqi Kurdistan. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2009 - 4 answers

Freedom in Freetown

Moving to Sierra Leone, or thereabouts. Freetown? Bo? Where to go? Any first hand suggestions? [more inside]
posted by iamck on Aug 31, 2009 - 5 answers

Resettling in New Delhi

American woman moving to New Delhi. Tips and advice on housing requested! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 29, 2009 - 2 answers

Moving to France, No Job, Don't Know French, It's Happening Regardless

Moving to France, No Job, Don't Know French, It's Happening Regardless. How do I find work in the manual labor sector? Can I go over as a "tourist" fall in love with the country and stay without coming back to the States to figure out visas and such? I will be going over there with little money (~$1500) and will need to figure out work fast. [more inside]
posted by jellywerker on Aug 19, 2009 - 129 answers

Looking for adventure with decent Internet: Where?

I want to spend 2-3 months living like an internet-using local in Latin America, Asia, or Africa. What are your favorite spots for short-term living? [more inside]
posted by PatoPata on Aug 9, 2009 - 12 answers

Getting a Visa before getting a job offer?

UK Expat Work Filter: Worth getting a working visa before getting a job offer? [more inside]
posted by qwip on Aug 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Where should I live in the USA? I like music, culture, etc - but I need to be close to Europe.

Where should I live in the USA? I like music, culture, etc - but I need to be close to Europe. [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel on Jul 31, 2009 - 80 answers

Expat with scattered savings and retirement funds - how do I organise them?

Expat needing to organise and manage money across two (or more) countries. How best to save in multiple places, and organise superannuation/retirement accounts? [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel on Jul 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Move to Kuala Lumpur?

Should I move to Malaysia (KL) for a year? [more inside]
posted by cosmonaught on Jul 1, 2009 - 32 answers

A Country House (Moving to England)

After I graduated from university last year, I moved to England to work as an au pair for a year. My time's up (I go back in a month to start pursuing my Masters), but I feel like I fit in really well over here & would seriously consider moving here after I get my degree. Actually, I'd rather just stay. Unfortunately that's not an option right now. I'd need a job to move here, though! Do you think I could find one? (Relevant details inside.) [more inside]
posted by bibliophibianj on Jun 30, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me getting shanghaied!

I am contemplating an offer to work and live in Shanghai. From where I'm standing now, the job looks fantastic and the whole situation looks like a long and deep wish come true. This question is basically about the cost of living in Shanghai for a family with two kids. [more inside]
posted by ouke on Jun 15, 2009 - 8 answers

US bank account outside the US

Assuming I'm a US citizen with no bank account, what's the best way to obtain a debit card, bank account, or credit card within the US? I'll need it for online ID verification, online ordering, paypal, and the other standard slough of uses a debit card is good for. [more inside]
posted by saysthis on May 19, 2009 - 11 answers

Packing and Leaving

Say you want to move to Europe for just a few months. What logistically should I be preparing for? [more inside]
posted by Unred on Apr 29, 2009 - 16 answers

What if we DON'T want a green card - how do we get hitched?

I'm American, he's Scottish. We live in the UK, and are engaged. He doesn't want a green card and probably never will, but we might want to get married in the States. What do we need to do? [more inside]
posted by ukdanae on Apr 7, 2009 - 14 answers

China for a non-Mandarin Speaker?

My girlfriend of six years is getting an expat position in Beijing for 2+ years. Her company originally said they would help me find a job, but with the economy going down it seems they are less optimistic about me being able to find a expat position. How can I optimize my chances of getting a job in a foreign country? We are from the United States. [more inside]
posted by Jimmie on Mar 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me pay 12 months of premiums for 3 months of coverage

I live overseas for 10 months a year. I am finding it very difficult to get health insurance. No preexisting conditions, no smoking, not obese, but I am only barely a resident of California, and this seems to be a tripping point. All I want is a basic, high deductible plan for emergencies. I am currently covered in Virginia (from a while back, never told them I moved), but since my residency is California now, they probably won't cover me. What are my options? I just spent 4 hours on applications and was turned down every time. Everything else I see on google looks dodgy.
posted by Nothing on Mar 24, 2009 - 10 answers

OMG I got the job! Now how do I move to France? Where can I go for advice?

I'm starting a job in France in June. I'm English. I'm going to need various stuff (bank account, apartment, insurance, mobile phone, phone, internet, register with a doctor, find some decent French lessons, and heaps of stuff I'm sure to have overlooked right now). Does anyone know any good expat websites or guides to moving to France? Or a forum where I can ask a load of questions? [more inside]
posted by handee on Mar 19, 2009 - 4 answers

Can your passport be confiscated for unpaid debt?

I think I remember reading a while ago (not sure where I read this or if it was a reliable source) that a US citizen settled out of the US can be detained or have their passport confiscated for large unpaid debts if they come back into the US, even for a short visit. [more inside]
posted by Wroksie on Mar 18, 2009 - 7 answers

As an expat, should I register with the Canadian govt?

I'm a Canadian (Ontario) citizen, currently living in Eastern Europe. I usually "register" with the Canadian govt. each time I live abroad, just because, well, you never know what might happen. But this time, I have a couple questions: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2009 - 3 answers

Obama's expat tax stance

What is Obama's position on tax exemptions for expats? [more inside]
posted by occidental on Jan 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Can I bring my car with me?

I love my Peugeot, but I might be moving to the USA. Can I bring it with me or am I just stupid to want to? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Dec 17, 2008 - 15 answers

Expat/citizenship Filter

Expat/citizenship Filter: Before I became eligible to apply for citizenship in the country I live in, I was all for it. Now that it's six months past my first date of eligibility, I'm not so sure. Anyone else been through this process? Any advice? Any advice or stories from you wonderful Mefites to help a girl make up her mind? [more inside]
posted by Grrlscout on Nov 30, 2008 - 21 answers

Eating pupusas in El Salvador

Living or visiting El Salvador? [more inside]
posted by saucysault on Oct 15, 2008 - 4 answers

Can I take a J.D. abroad, or should I not bother coming back to get one?

Can I export my law degree from the USA? If not, where else should I consider going to law school? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Sep 2, 2008 - 7 answers

stretching a nickel abroad

I've got this ongoing fantasy about living cheaply abroad. Is it doable to live for $500 a month or so in some foreign locale? [more inside]
posted by D-ten on Jun 25, 2008 - 27 answers

Bank accounts, currency exchange, and financial advice for an American in Hong Kong?

Moving to Hong Kong for two years, and seeking advice on keeping the finances in order. [more inside]
posted by milquetoast on May 29, 2008 - 4 answers

Cost of living in Brussels?

Migrating from Los Angeles to Brussels: My girlfriend is entertaining a job offer in Brussels; is she being offered enough to live comfortably there? [more inside]
posted by starscream on Mar 31, 2008 - 8 answers

Expat life in Papua New Guinea?

In finer detail than simply "dangerous," what would it be like to be an Anglo expat in Papua New Guinea? What would the daily grind of an expat or a non-raskol native be in Port Moresby? What jobs and lifestyle would be available to someone who was willing and able to perform white collar work in an unfamiliar land? [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Mar 19, 2008 - 10 answers

You know what they say about people with big feet....

Where can I buy large men's sneakers (size 13/48) in China? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Mar 18, 2008 - 9 answers

What should I consider before I move to Berlin?

What should I consider before I move to Berlin? [more inside]
posted by beautiful on Jan 30, 2008 - 9 answers

Job search in Tokyo

Can anyone recommend where to find a job in Tokyo? [more inside]
posted by Psychnic on Jan 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Travel health insurance for US Expats

Where can I, an expatriate US citizen, get travel health insurance that will cover me while I'm traveling in the States? [more inside]
posted by syzygy on Dec 10, 2007 - 7 answers

Resident alien US tax liability? Advice?

Tax question/advice re: UK IT worker moving to US [more inside]
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord on Nov 18, 2007 - 4 answers

What's it like to be an expat in Hong Kong?

Tell two academics from northern Europe about living and working in Hong Kong on a long-term basis. [more inside]
posted by bluebird on Nov 5, 2007 - 4 answers

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