I'm a medical student interested in international health and need some suggestions of where to go for a meaningful research fellowship this summer. [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan
on Nov 13, 2009 -
What are the pros and cons of learning more than one language? How can one adapt to a multi-language world? [more inside]
posted by Knigel
on Oct 27, 2009 -
How to find the best NYC --> Europe flight deals when both day of week and destination are flexible. Caveat: flying out July 2010. [more inside]
posted by amicamentis
on Oct 13, 2009 -
What was the extent of the international impact of the American Great Depression compared to the economic crisis today? What are (scholarly) resources that might help answer this question?
posted by msk1985
on Oct 12, 2009 -
I'm going to Vancouver next month. My Sprint phone won't be of any use to me there. When I went to Toronto last year, I was able to make exorbitantly expensive phone calls and I wasn't able to access the internet or use google maps.
I'd like to do all of those things economically.
I still have my old Treo 75?wx. Perhaps that could be of some use? Thank you.
posted by stuart_s
on Oct 6, 2009 -
I'm in the UK and want to download a free app that is only available through the US iTunes/App Store. I have memberships of both the UK and US iTunes stores, but unfortunately the credit card on my US account has expired. When it comes to the point at which I download the app (on either the computer or the phone) it asks for an updated credit card. If I could convince someone to "lend" me their iTunes login details for a short while, even if there was no money on their card, would this work? Anyone tried this or willing to help?
posted by skylar
on Oct 3, 2009 -
How can I find an inexpensive one-way ticket from the US to New Zealand? Most one-way tickets seem to cost nearly as much, if not more, than round trip! [more inside]
posted by oceanmorning
on Sep 11, 2009 -
Half remembered international animated short story from the 80's - does anyone recognise this story? [more inside]
posted by lilyflower
on Sep 8, 2009 -
International development practitioners, what are your favourite books on the subject? I'm looking for a range of stuff, from spittle-flecked polemic to the most respected academic research.
posted by johnny novak
on Sep 8, 2009 -
My father, a physician, is going on an European cruise through Denmark, Russia, Finland, Estonia, Norway, Sweden, and Georgia. He needs a cell phone plan that will allow him to call his patients here in the U.S. from each of those countries.
He will be on this trip for roughly two weeks. He is more concerned about connectivity in each country, rather than price. What would be his best option?
posted by invisible ink
on Aug 5, 2009 -
When you buy a plane ticket, how do you decide whether to cash in your frequent flyer miles, or pay cash and earn the miles? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy
on Aug 1, 2009 -
What's your stake in international tech standards and OOXML?(I'm working up a thesis and I could use some input from the computer literate world) [more inside]
posted by trcook
on Jul 30, 2009 -
What are my realistic chances of getting a non-academic job with a PhD in International Relations? [more inside]
posted by Spurious
on Jul 8, 2009 -
I am looking to buy an e-reader, most likely Kindle 2 (or DX) or Sony Reader PRS-700. I live in Puerto Rico and was interested in international access. [more inside]
posted by dances_with_sneetches
on Jul 6, 2009 -
I use Trulia
for the United States and Funda
for The Netherlands whilst looking for property. Anyone have an inclusive site such as these for real estate in another country? Preferably for another European country or South American.
posted by AdamOddo
on Jun 25, 2009 -
Non-U.S. residents: Aside from language issues, what issues can U.S. web designers keep in mind to make their sites ideally usable for you? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson
on Jun 23, 2009 -
I have accidentally left some luggage at a hotel in France and need it delivered to the UK as soon as possible. All of the courier services I have been in touch with seem not to deal with personal effects. Any recommendations would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
posted by FuckingAwesome
on Jun 23, 2009 -
I live in the central USA and am thinking about taking a trip to Mexico City in August to catch a world cup qualifier game. I was wondering how difficult it would be to get the proper licensing/what licensing would be required to drive there?
posted by mikeo2
on Jun 11, 2009 -
Does anyone know of an individual or organisation based in Copenhagen, Denmark, who can organise the transport of pets (specifically dogs and cats) from Copenhagen's Kastrup airport to the UK?
posted by misteraitch
on Jun 2, 2009 -
Looking for favorites among the MeFi regulars in the category of: Foreign Language radio streams, suitable for language immersion and/or passive practice. [more inside]
posted by RavinDave
on May 29, 2009 -
I have a little less than 2 weeks to arrange for a birthday gift (i.e. stuffed animal or flowers) to be placed in front of an apartment in Matsumoto, Japan. [more inside]
posted by JakeLL
on May 27, 2009 -
What is the best way to book a multi-stop series of international flights, preferably with flexibility to modify the itinerary later? [more inside]
posted by aatreya
on May 17, 2009 -
I am not a citizen or resident of the US, but I've been offered the opportunity to do some freelance work for a US-based company. The work will be done entirely in my country, without ever visiting the US, but as far as I can tell they will be paying me directly from their home office in the US (not via a subsidiary in my country). Under these circumstances, would the IRS be expecting some sort of filing from me relating to this when the next US tax deadline comes around?
posted by anonymous
on May 17, 2009 -
My sister and I want to take a cheap cruise over the summer. I'm 22, but she's 19. Are there cruise lines that let you drink at 19 in international waters? Also, does anyone have any recommendations for cheap-ish (doesn't have to be dirt cheap, just reasonable) and fun cruises?
posted by slowcat
on May 10, 2009 -
I'm thinking of returning to school for an LLM in taxation, and am looking for advice, experience, pros, cons, etc. [more inside]
posted by bunnycup
on May 6, 2009 -
International Travel novice: What do I need to know that I don't know that I don't know? [more inside]
posted by b33j
on Apr 17, 2009 -
What are adventures I can do at 25 which I won't be able to do when I'm older? [more inside]
posted by gushn
on Apr 10, 2009 -
Moving a desktop computer internationally - we're moving from Korea (220 V) to Canada (110V). Is it as simple as removing the power "section" of the desktop and replacing it with 110 V at a computer repair place in Canada? Are internal components individually responsive to a particular voltage?
posted by carolekorea
on Apr 8, 2009 -
Simple question: what is the cheapest method to send $30k from the USA to Dubai, UAE? Any advice or experience is greatly appreciated!
Options I have considered are
- Western Union
posted by lupefiasco
on Mar 29, 2009 -
Has anyone had any experience with international adoption in the UK? We are specifically looking to adopt from a muslim country like Palestine. We've found a lot of general adoption links like adoptionguide.com and adopting.org, but would welcome any other information or pointers.
posted by Mossy
on Mar 15, 2009 -
Currency for international transactions. Should I offer a pay-for-download in $US only or lots of currencies? [more inside]
posted by bystander
on Mar 9, 2009 -
What are the current best practices to make sure that you don't get ripped off on eBay as a seller, especially if you are getting paid by PayPal and/or selling to an international buyer? [more inside]
posted by iknowizbirfmark
on Mar 9, 2009 -
If given the choice to fly coach from Boston to Tokyo (Narita), which of the following airlines would you choose and why: Continental, Delta, American, JAL or ANA. FYI, i'm 300 pounds and 6'1. Legroom is a primary concern, but any tips appreciated. [more inside]
posted by quibx
on Feb 24, 2009 -
I'm heading from the US to Cairo, Egypt in September. A lot of the flights have a layover opportunity in their respective airline hub (Air France in Paris, British Airways in London, KLM Royal Dutch in Amsterdam, Iberia in Madrid). I've taken long layovers as an opportunity to get out and explore a new place, so I'd appreciate some advice on doing this. [more inside]
posted by waylaid
on Feb 22, 2009 -
Which notable products or brands do people in other countries love to buy and consume, even though they are not popular or common in their country of origin? [more inside]
posted by brandnew
on Feb 1, 2009 -
Have you read good books (fiction or non-fiction) which accurately depict/explain life at universities in countries other than the US? [more inside]
posted by hydropsyche
on Jan 28, 2009 -
Living in Europe now, I want to buy a SIM card based phone that I could bring back to the States, when I move back in a year or so...but I don't know what other spec's to look out for, in terms of compatibility. [more inside]
posted by talljamal
on Jan 26, 2009 -