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Starting a software company, as an academic

I am an academic about to get tenure, but I'm thinking about an alternative career trajectory. In particular, I have an idea for software that (I believe) could be revolutionary, related to my field of study. I'm thinking of quitting my job to pursue this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2014 - 13 answers

What should I expect when voting in a Dutch municipal election?

I'm an American who has lived in Groningen for over 5 years. I am voting in the municipal elections this Wednesday, but I have no idea what to expect when I go to the voting location. My Dutch is not that great. If someone could fill me in on what I should expect when I go to vote, that would be great!
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Mar 15, 2014 - 5 answers

European (German) looking to move to and work in the US

Okay, I'm trying to keep this brief: I am a German citizen who's been toying with the idea of moving to America for a year or two (or more) for a while now and I need help regarding the work permit papers. More details within. [more inside]
posted by mrsh on Jan 21, 2014 - 12 answers

I love my country; just don't make me live there.

I am a US citizen living and working overseas until mid-2015. I want to figure out how to make it permanent. Difficulty: I am a federal employee in a sensitive position, and so I can't just pull chocks and do the same work for somebody else. How do I solve this in the next two years? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2013 - 12 answers

What are the pluses and minuses of moving to Italy?

What are the pluses and minuses of moving to Italy? [more inside]
posted by davisnot on Sep 12, 2012 - 18 answers

Help me get established with an extended trip to Spain por favor!

I’m planning to visit Spain for a 90 day period in the coming Spring. I was wondering if The Mefites might help me with some basic info about the region including cost of living, finding temporary living arrangements, and establishing a decent social life in the few months I will be able to stay in the country. [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! on Jan 3, 2012 - 2 answers

How to move back to the UK from Europe after divorce with no money or support network?

Say you're a British citizen. And you're married to a citizen of a European country and living in that country with them and your kids, who are also citizens of that European country. And say you no longer want to be married and want to move back to the UK. With the kids. Leaving aside the inevitable custody battle, what the hell do you do next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2010 - 10 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

Raising a family in New Zealand. How much has where you grew up determined your personality?

How much has where you grew up determined your personality? How important is location? Those who grew up in New Zealand, how much has its culture and limitations shaped you? Children of expats, how did having expat parents influence you? Any Americans in NZ want to tell me why they are raising their children there? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Jun 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Should I move to Nassau, The Bahamas?

Can I afford to be an expat in Nassau, The Bahamas? Should we go for it? Bonus points if you've actually lived there. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2009 - 6 answers

London Calling

Advice for a New Yorker moving to London. [more inside]
posted by CRM114 on Feb 16, 2009 - 37 answers

Please don't tax me into oblivion!

UK Non Doms - what are your plans to deal with new taxes? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Oct 30, 2007 - 4 answers

Planning Our Re-entry

How do you start a new life with nothing except money in the bank? [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Apr 11, 2007 - 12 answers

Anyone care to explain why Aussies are such a nomadic lot?

Anyone care to explain why Aussies are such a nomadic lot? [more inside]
posted by Keith Talent on Jun 15, 2005 - 15 answers

To what extent is an American accent an asset in the UK, if at all?

"I'd suggest ...the UK... You'll get a job doing whatever you want easily, because you've got an American accent" Mefi-Brits & Expats, have you found this to be true? To what extent is an American accent an asset in the UK, if at all?
posted by leotrotsky on Jan 21, 2005 - 48 answers

Should I move my family abroad? Where?

Round 2 - On Wednesday I posted a question asking about living outside the US. In the responses, I got scolded for not providing enough background for people to offer good advice. Here's the original question: "I've been thinking about exposing myself and the family to the salutory benefits of living overseas (we live in the US now). The key question, of course, is where? I've heard some people speak reverently of New Zealand, but have never been there myself. Your suggestions and reasoning behind them would be welcome...
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posted by Irontom on Dec 19, 2003 - 6 answers

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