Expat Guides

It’s a Family Affair: When both spouses are working

What goes on behind closed doors in the homes of America's workforce may be a private affair, but it's having a major impact on...

Homeowners’ Tax Burden Highest in New York City Area

Tax Burden for Renters Varies Widely Depending on Location A middle-income family of four, who rents rather than owns a home, pays more money to...

Living in the United Kingdom: A Cultural Profile

Although we share many similarities with our "cousins" across the way, expats will discover some subtle, but distinct, differences as well.Many people liken the...

Expat Short-term Assignments on the Rise in International Business

Short-term expatriate assignments are growing in popularity at America's multinationals, according to a new survey by Organization Resources Counselors (ORC). The 1996 Worldwide Survey of...

Relocating to Bucharest – A City on the Mend

To be certain, Bucharest is still a city on the mend, but its inhabitants, the proud and determined Romanians, seemed destined to succeed in...

Assessing Expatriate Selection

How does your company choose its candidates for international assignments? The answer may determine its success - or failure - in the global market.At...

Employee Home Sales by Relocation Companies – A Tax Benefit or Not?

Employers turn to third-party relocation companies for many reasons, but should tax savings be one of them?Many employers today use third-party relocation companies to...

Expats Relocating to Hong Kong: Where East Meets West

Its Chinese heritage and 150 years of British rule have given Hong Kong an interesting blend of Eastern and Western culture.No one is quite sure...

Visiting Tokyo

RENTLY, I READ AN ARTICLE WHERE ANTHONY BOURDAIN DESCRIBED SOLO TRAVEL IN TOKYO AS “INTIMIDATING” AND “THRILLING.”This...

Visiting Tokyo

RENTLY, I READ AN ARTICLE WHERE ANTHONY BOURDAIN DESCRIBED SOLO TRAVEL IN TOKYO AS “INTIMIDATING” AND “THRILLING.”This...

Giving Birth in Shanghai – Mother Interview

Despite all the excitement and joy that comes with having a baby, the thought of giving birth can be unnerving. And even...

Expat Repatriation: you’ve changed!

You're moving back home. You know the people. You speak the language. You understand the culture. You know how to get things...

Expat Pregnancy in Shanghai – Around the Table.

We talk to a group of Pudong moms about being pregnant and having babies in Shanghai.Several months back,...

Moving to South Korea: Meeting people

Moving to South Korea will no doubt be an adventure. It will of course also be a huge challenge moving to a...