A Summer without Soccer?

Right now, football fever has plenty of fans worldwide firmly in its grasp. But what about those folks who don’t care much about the FIFA World Cup 2014? (Yes, they do exist.) What should they do to keep busy until the big finale on July 13? And what have the footie fanatics got to look […]

Homesickness: The Best 5 Tips for Beating the “Expat Blues”

Even expats get the blues: Moving abroad is a tremendously exciting opportunity, but sooner or later every expat has to grapple with some stressful issues. Sometimes, you’ll cope pretty well with the dreaded culture shock – for example, because you’ve been to the country before or because it’s quite similar to your own in a […]

Going Home – Easier Said Than Done

Saying farewell is hardly ever easy. Our guest blogger Ben shares in the following his thoughts on the temporality of expat life and on going home again… Hong Kong is such a transitory city. You have people from all over the world coming here to study, to work, or to live; but usually just temporarily. […]

Book Review: Quiet New York

“Let silence take you to the core of life.” This quote by the 13th-century Persian mystic Rumi could serve as the unofficial motto for author Siobhan Wall and her series of unusual travel guides. She is an artist, photographer, writer, and curator in search of tranquility, even in the very midst of urban life. Motivated […]

Make Your Choice: Voting Rights for Expats

Today, we’re exploring the issue of voting rights for expats, especially within the EU. Find more information on absentee voting below! Outside the InterNations office in Munich, the cityscape is still cluttered with slightly faded posters for the most recent electoral campaign. About two weeks ago, eligible residents were invited to go to the polls […]

The Best (and Worst) Cities for Expat Living

InterNations takes a closer look at the highest-ranking — and lowest-ranking — international destinations in the Mercer Quality of Living Survey 2014. What kind of qualities should you bring to the table so you can enjoy expat life in the most livable cities worldwide? It might come in handy to have some German language skills […]

A Place to Switch On All Your Senses

Our guest author Ben uses his new home Hong Kong as a springboard to delve into the beauties of another Asian country… You get to a new place, and you are so focused on your new job and settling in that you sometimes forget one of the best things about being an expat: the ability […]

The International Wedding Planner

Our guest blogger Jessica, a former US expat who recently returned from a prolonged stay in Europe to Washington, DC, describes the difficulties of planning a wedding when the romance in question involves a transatlantic relationship. You can read more about Jessica’s life in DC on her private blog, Adventures of the Repatriate. This past […]

A Piggy Bank for a Girl Called Suu

Our guest blogger Connie, an expat living in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, tells us how she became involved with a local grassroots initiative dedicated to helping the Burmese refugee community. She writes about expatriate life in Thailand on her private blog. Lots of people spend spring break on a beach in Thailand. Not me. Last […]

Escape the Bubble!

InterNations guest blogger Benjamin wonders if the self-imposed isolation of the “expat bubble”, which might seem like a blessing at first, is actually more of a curse… I’m sure everyone on this blog, as well as in the InterNations Community, would agree that one of the greatest aspects of traveling is the ability to meet […]