InterNations Insider Tips: Five Things Not to Miss in Pretoria

I always remember Pretoria with a certain nostalgic fondness: the last time I was here was twenty years ago, when my parents took us on a tour through South Africa. Pretoria is only 50 km away from Johannesburg, but it definitely has a very different character. Even though Pretoria is not exactly a metropolis, nor […]

My InterNations: LGBTE(xpat)

Nearly all LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people have probably experienced some degree of prejudice in their home country. Coming out is often a struggle, but it can be easier at home: you have a network of friends and/or family members to support you and, most of all, you have an idea of what […]

5 Perfect Ways of Spending Christmas Abroad — and on Your Own

Christmas… the very word evokes a wealth of memories, often seen through the rose-tinted glasses of nostalgia or blurred by kitschy holiday movies and even kitschier TV commercials. Christmas is an occasion to celebrate with your loved ones, when your home is full of festive decorations, your table is laden with a home-cooked meal, and […]

(Not So) Common Knowledge: Expats Share Their Top Tips

Being part of the global expat community means that what is a new experience for you is likely to be considered business as usual by other, more seasoned expatriates. In this sense, you have a large, multicultural group of expats from all walks of life at your disposal for advice on whatever topic you can […]

Five Life Lessons You Learn as an Expat

1. Do What You Really Want to Do If you keep waiting for the “right time” and the “right opportunity”, you’ll be waiting forever. There is never a right time to make your dreams come true. Life-changing decisions always require an effort and create some hassle. Are you dreaming of living in a particular country […]

My InterNations: The Networking Professionals

My personal networking tip — don’t follow my example! Despite loving the written word, I get nervous talking to strangers: my perfectly honed elevator pitch would probably leave my mouth sounding like “warrrghaabllfff”. Moving abroad, you can’t afford to neglect business networking, though — not even if you’re shy, like me. So I’ve asked some […]

Six Essential Apps That Every Expat Should Have

Moving overseas soon? Or have you been based on the other side of the globe for some time? Whether you are just starting out in this exciting and rewarding lifestyle, or are well accustomed to its challenges, there are ways to make your day-to-day life easier with the help of your trusty smartphone and the […]

InterNations Insider Tips: 5 Things Worth Revisiting in Milan

Malte Zeeck, InterNations Founder & Co-CEO, talks about Milan’s classic sights that you shouldn’t miss out on. I am no stranger to Milan. In fact, in 1999 you would have found me among the hundreds of students lugging books around the campus of Bocconi University. Milan has a reputation for high-end design and expensive fashion […]

In Honor of Halloween: Haunted Places round the Globe

Halloween lurks around the corner! Around the world, the creepiest of celebrations is primarily a tradition for expatriates from the US and Canada. In many places, the festival is quickly gaining in popularity as an import from American pop culture — mostly among teens who appreciate any excuse for costume parties or horror movie nights. […]

Seven Sure Signs You Are a Seasoned Expat

In how many countries — other than your country of origin — have you lived? Two, maybe three? As many as five foreign countries, or even more? According to the Expat Insider 2015 survey, one in ten expatriates has lived in at least five different destinations — a pretty impressive number! While we didn’t ask […]