Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Missed Some Great Expat Links on Twitter?

Hi Everyone, Here are some expat-related articles and links that I have tweeted about recently, that might interest you:

Raising Global Nomads? Listen to a Podcast Interview for Expat Focus on Expats Radio:

"Nobody Cares About My Life-Altering Trip. Or Yours." Article in Toronto Globe and Mail

Savvy shopping abroad: The Art of Haggling

Kissing the Expat Life Goodbye... This Expat Found That It's Not Always That Different From Being Back Home...

Want To Live Longer? Maybe Try Living Abroad In These 10 Cities

Expat Evacuations: Children of Diplomats Displaced by Strike: Caught Between Two Worlds

Does Working Abroad Improve A Woman's Career?

Expat Disillusionment - Story of an English Couple Whose Spanish Dreams Faded

Mixed Identity; "Still an expat, even though I moved home!"

15 of the World's Best Places to Live - Nominated by Expats

Expats: Looking for the Top Schools for Your Children?

Adjusting to Expat Life - It's Not Easy

American Expat Helps Start-Ups in Hong Kong

Good read: Interview with French Diplomat's Wife in the United States

Taking the Road Lightly Travelled: Collecting Experiences, not Stuff

Great Tips for Traveling on a Third World Passport


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Thanks for your support and I wish you a wonderful day/evening!  Andrea @andreaexpat

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

March 2011 Edition of Mobility Magazine Online

Hi Everyone, If you are in the expat, global mobility and/or relocation industries, you may be interested in the March 2011 edition of the Worldwide ERC® Mobility Magazine, which features the following:

How Mobility Fits in the Talent Management Puzzle
By Jody Walstrom

Culture Clash China: a Corporate Conundrum
By Jenny Castelino

Linking Expatriate Assessment and Selection with Talent Management Strategies
By Brenda Bellon and Jennifer Rowe

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Missed Some Great Expat Links on Twitter?

Hi Everyone, Here are some expat-related articles and links that I have tweeted about recently, that might interest you:

Top 10 Tips for a Successful Expat Assignment

How Many Expat Americans Live Abroad?

How to Cope While Living Abroad

Should You Move Abroad or Will It Destroy Your Family?

Excellent Article for Expats if Your Assignment Suddenly Ends

New Site Interviewing Expat Women

What Is Identity and Why Is It Important for Expats?

This Expat Publisher Jo Parfitt Focuses on "Life Abroad" Books... for the "shelfless"

Expat Kids: Bored with Moving Schools? Maybe it's Time to Board?

Meet Rochelle Peachey, Founder of Expat Dating Website 'I Love Your Accent' http://bit.ly/gVinTl

Can Expat Children Ever Repatriate?

Robin Pascoe's Fictional Expat Blogella: Read the Latest of Repatriate Joelly

Relocating Your Career: Social Media and the Expat Professional

Expats: Why You Need to Be Honest About Why You Want to Move Abroad

And this one... which is not expat-specific (unless you are in Bermuda), but which I loved all the same... For 40+ years, guy says "I Love You" to commuters each work morning in Bermuda :-)


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Thanks for your support and I wish you a wonderful day/evening!  Andrea @andreaexpat

New Expat & Partner Guide, by Global Connections

Hi Everyone,  We would like to congratulate Global Connections, who officially release today their Expat & Partner Guide - a comprehensive and inspirational advice guide for expats. Global Connections' full-colour guide brings together the best of seven years of Global Connection’s magazine, plus some topics not previously covered in the magazine.

Whilst some of the general themes are similar, this book is different from our own upcoming, first Expat Women book (due to be launched 5 May 2011!). Here is some advance text for the Global Connections Expat & Partner Guide:

"A couple’s decision to embark on an expat adventure is often a daunting one. Not only are there dozens of practical questions to be considered, but expats-to-be also face a wide range of, sometimes emotionally charged, other issues and challenges. Living abroad is simply a life-changing experience. No other source will prepare expats better for this than Global Connection’s newly published Expat & Partner Guide.

The book’s 300-plus pages provide in-depth information and advice on everything from mobility trends, dual careers, finance, health, safety issues and preparing for the move abroad, to dealing with culture shock, expat partners’ work, voluntary work, study, expat kids related subjects and repatriation.

Internationally renowned experts shine their light on all these matters. Their advice is backed up by clearly presented results of ground breaking research studies on expat related issues. The 34 chapters are peppered with personal accounts from experienced expats and their partners. Their honest, sometimes moving stories make this invaluable guide a lively read.

“A company’s investment in sending employees abroad is more likely to pay off if they and their family settle well in their new country. It is our mission to inform and inspire expats and expat partners in order to contribute to the success of a posting abroad,” explains Jacqueline van Haaften, Managing Director of Global Connection and former expat partner. “We know that if expats and their partners are well prepared and have realistic expectations of their life in a foreign country, they will relish the experience and be less daunted by adversity. Our Expat Partner Guide is another important and unique tool to achieve this goal.”

To order Global Connection’s Expat & Partner Guide for €37.50 (€30.00 for Global Connection members) incl. VAT, excluding shipping, please visit the Global Connection bookstore: www.global-connection.info or to www.Amazon.co.uk.

Questions? Please contact Global Connections' Jacqueline van Haaften on + 31-182-300-000 or via email at: jvanhaaften@gcmail.info."

Thanks Everyone - and congratulations again to Global Connections! Andrea

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Expat Women March Home Page

Hi again Everyone, Following on from our big announcement below of our new site, here the details of our March home page features. Please take a few minutes to read, enjoy, share and tweet about them for us. Thank you very much and we wish you a fantastic day/evening! Andrea

Success Story
CEO, International Coach Academy
Making a bold move from Australia to China paid off for Bronwyn Bowery-Ireland, who was able to expand her modest coaching business into a million-dollar company: the International Coach Academy. Bronwyn leads this successful Shanghai-based organization which certifies and trains people all over the world to be professional coaches...

Business Idea
Frasia Golf Training Center
Pascale Bon Yin
Pascale Bon Yin's expat journey began almost twenty years ago, when she relocated first from France to Taiwan, then to mainland China. After a few moves within China, she now finds herself in Shanghai juggling her role as wife to Chinese filmmaker Yin DaWei, mother to adopted daughter Jiajia, and busy entrepreneur running the Frasia Golf Training Center...
Read more

Sudden Departures: How They Impact Expat Families
Rebecca Grappo
As I watched the events in Egypt unfold, my thoughts were with the thousands of expat children and families who are/were living in Egypt as well as their Egyptian friends and playmates. Maybe others are thinking about the political implications of this open rebellion, but I am thinking about the many families who may be ordered to leave quickly to other safe havens...
Read more

Living in a Global Village
How Do Expat Women Cope with Life Abroad?
Riana Schreuders-van den Bergh
When I first arrived in the Netherlands, I felt as if my life had come to an end. I had no job, no friends and no social support system. I missed my family back home terribly and had no idea who I was anymore. Joining up with other expat women did not seem to help me either - they all seemed so happy and in control of their lives, whereas I felt like...
Read more

Expat Careers
How Breaking The Rules Can Help You In Your Job Search Abroad
Megan Fitzgerald
Breaking the rules in a job search is an interesting topic, particularly in today's ever-changing global marketplace... Often the rules that create frustration and stress us out the most are the ones that are either not based on fact, or there is at least significant evidence to indicate that the opposite of that belief could also be true...
Read more

Expat Confession
Keeping My Relationship Alive
Expat Women Girlfriend
Recently, my girlfriends were talking about the decline in intimacy in their relationships with their husbands since both the arrival of their children and their transfer to Singapore. I feel the same. With my husband working long hours and traveling a lot, then coming home to three children who all want his attention...
Read more

Not a Member Yet?
Just a reminder that our blog is separate from our main site, so if you are reading this blog post online or you are only subscribed to our blog, you will not automatically receive our Expat Women monthly newsletters. To receive our March newsletter and to go in the running to win our monthly prize of a complete set of Explorer Publishing's Mini-Guides, please sign up today to our main site, ExpatWomen.com, and also receive your link to our free e-book of Winning Stories. Thank you!

Expat Women Site Relaunches!

Hi Everyone, We are excited today to finally unveil our new-look Expat Women website.  Please come and visit it, share it, tweet it and 'like it' on Facebook. Your support helps a lot. Thank you!

New-Look Expat Women Site
Here are a few images to give you a quick guided tour...
PS. If you are reading this by blog feed and cannot see the images, please click here to read this post on our blog instead. Thanks.

Image 1: Top of our new Expat Women home page
* Search button
* Main menu bar (with sub-menu options appearing when you scroll over with your mouse)
* Introductory text for new users, but with handy text links for everyone to use!
* Sign-up box
* Sponsor logos

Image 2: Twitter Update
Now, it will be much easier to see the latest news and links :-)

Image 3: Monthly Features
* Success Story
* Business Idea
* Expat Confession
* Plus other great feature articles and interviews for that month :-)

Image 4: Expat Women Blog Update
* A quick way to see our latest blog postings updates :-)

Thanks in advance for your support of our new website, and for your sharing of our new-look Expat Women site with women all over the world. We appreciate it sincerely. Warmest wishes, Andrea x

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