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US Citizen abroad -- OK to change bank address to foreign address?

Is there any reason I would regret changing my US account addresses to my new foreign address? [more inside]
posted by EtTuHealy on Sep 29, 2015 - 10 answers

Work abroad jobs for 30-somethings?

As I'm 33, I'm too old to be an au pair. Are there other types of jobs that would allow me to live in western Europe for a year or so? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Aug 8, 2015 - 16 answers

Coping with mom's cancer while living abroad

My mom was diagnosed with stage iv cancer 10 months ago. She has responded fairly well to treatment and the doctors give her 3-5+ years. I live on the other side of the world with my partner and my job. I am in my early 30s. Where am I supposed to be? How do I make decisions? What does "Family is everything" mean? Is my partner family, too? How do I prioritize? [more inside]
posted by stumblingthroughitall on Mar 16, 2015 - 18 answers

Kin la belle, Kin la poubelle

I'm living in Kinshasa, DRC, for a bit. Have you traveled there? What do you wish your had known? [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Mar 21, 2014 - 1 answer

Derail a future heartbreak or enjoy myself now?

I've been living abroad for half a year but the end of my time here is coming up, and of course, I stupidly started seeing someone who is not going to relocate for me. Is it a stupid idea to continue seeing them? I'm already stressed and saddened to an extent I've never experienced before because of my uncertain job search and this is just adding on, but I'm so happy with them that I don't know if I can bring myself to cut this off. Should I continue hoping or is that just stupid? Some more details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2014 - 8 answers

Job Search. Difficulty Level: Repatriate me please!

I took the Hivemind's advice to go abroad, now I need some ideas on how to get back. How should a early 20-something find for a job back in the US while abroad? [more inside]
posted by astapasta24 on Feb 1, 2014 - 1 answer

Living in Uruguay

We are wondering about Uruguay as a destination for living overseas and are curious as to what the living conditions are there. [more inside]
posted by ladoo on Aug 29, 2013 - 5 answers

HOWTO: Living in New Zealand (or Other Suitable Locale) for a Month!

I've been traveling in South America and India for about five months now at a fairly frenetic pace, and am looking for a change. I've decided I want to settle down in one city from around September 15-October 15, and I'm thinking New Zealand is the place I want to do it (but I am open to other cities in other countries that meet my criteria, so feel free to throw them out!). I'd greatly appreciate any thoughts you have on the best city, the best way to find lodging, transport, etc. - details on what I'm looking for below! [more inside]
posted by traveltheworld on Aug 27, 2013 - 5 answers

Hints for family life in Glasgow?

A friend is planning to spend six months in Glasgow and has questions about day-to-day matters: housing; music; dancing; groceries; school; and other matters. I've already sent her previous Glasgow-related questions, and I'll happily forward your more current recommendations. [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Jul 9, 2012 - 9 answers

What was time apart from your significant other like for you?

Help me make a decision: What was your experience living abroad without your partner for a year or more? [more inside]
posted by wintersweet on Jul 7, 2012 - 38 answers

Will living abroad be a rewarding experience?

I've been offered a job overseas, but I'm on the fence about it. What have your ex-pat experiences been like? [more inside]
posted by astapasta24 on May 9, 2012 - 32 answers

Are there long distance therapists?

Is there such a thing as a long distance or online therapist (or whatever it is I need)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me feel like I'm at home...

Songs about home - what are your favorites? [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Sep 7, 2011 - 69 answers

Money in Berlin

I'm moving to Berlin for the summer, and I need to know how I should go about transfering living funds over. I'll be getting 3000 Euro when I get there, but that will not be enough to live on for the entire summer. Should I exchange them into Euros? Should I use my US credit card? Should I get a German bank account. I would love any advice you can give me.
posted by outlandishmarxist on Apr 29, 2011 - 9 answers

How to tell my longterm boyfriend I've been having an emotional affair?

I've gotten myself in a relationship pickle involving my long-term boyfriend who doesn't know about my long-distance mutual feelings for a good friend. We live in a developing country so no therapist/couples counseling available and uprooting the relationship (aside from not being what I want) is logistically very hard (but of course it always is.) How to come clean and recommit to boyfriend but also be allowed to keep in touch with new friend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 11, 2011 - 26 answers

Get Us Out Of Here!

Due concerns about the US's economic situation and disillusionment with its foreign and domestic policies, my boyfriend and I are considering moving to another country, and we're looking for suggestions where, and how to do it. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Jan 27, 2011 - 21 answers

Studying a Masters in Amsterdam. Help me move in like a pro.

Do you have any advice, tricks, tips or anecdotes for someone going to study a Masters degree in Amsterdam, whether advice and tricks about living in Amsterdam or advice concerning studying a masters degree? [more inside]
posted by tumples on May 12, 2010 - 3 answers

The grass IS green, even here in Beijing...

The grass isn't greener on the other side. How can I be happy with what I have? [more inside]
posted by so much modern time on Apr 17, 2010 - 15 answers

Making money - one currency or another

Making pesos (or dollars or reales) in Central / South America - how can it be done, and what will you be doing? [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Mar 27, 2010 - 10 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

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

how to help my child enjoy two months abroad

Can you tell me about your experiences living abroad as a young child? [more inside]
posted by Capri on Jun 3, 2009 - 10 answers

Where to live for a time outside the U.S.?

Mixed-race family of five wants to spend some time as expats. Where? [more inside]
posted by not that girl on May 25, 2009 - 18 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

How to live abroad on a whim as a grad student?

How to get started thinking about living abroad (possibly Paris)? And does anyone have any wisdom from doing it while writing a dissertation? [more inside]
posted by paultopia on Dec 1, 2008 - 17 answers

A sensible saving plan for an uncertain international future?

PersonalFinanceFilter: 25 year old looking to start making payments into something pensionesque, but with an international bent. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on May 15, 2008 - 6 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

Should I move to Belgium?

What should I know about moving from Boston to Brussels, Belgium? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2008 - 10 answers

What's living in Alexandria, Egypt like?

What's living in Alexandria, Egypt like? [more inside]
posted by devilsbrigade on Mar 3, 2008 - 2 answers

Grad school in Ireland - Need to know?

Moving to Ireland for a year+, what are your tips? [more inside]
posted by conch soup on Aug 28, 2007 - 14 answers

Resources for an American in Toulouse

An American friend of mine has accepted a two year assignment in Toulouse, France. She'd appreciate any advice that could make the experience simpler or better.
posted by mosch on May 8, 2005 - 10 answers

Looking for documentaries like Battlefield Britian

While in London I caught the most recent episode of Battlefield Britain and loved it. Are there other similar quality documentaries (on any topics) that mefites can recommend?
posted by srboisvert on Sep 5, 2004 - 6 answers

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