From Mountains to Deserts — The Winners of Our #GlobalLocalHolidays Contest

Last month, we asked expats around the world to share their favorite holiday moments with us, using the hashtag #GlobalLocalHolidays. We received over 350 submissions on Instagram showing us everything from biking on the beach to snowy mountain peaks. With all of these great holiday moments being shared, it was not easy for us to […]

What’s a day like in your life? — The Top Three Photos of Our #MyGlobalLocalLife Contest

Last month, we asked you to express your creative side and show us what expat life is like in your city. Be it your favorite spot to hang out with your friends, a night out at an InterNations event or you and your friends doing an activity together and just having a great time: we […]

Our Top 3 #GlobalLocalSpots around the World

Last month, we asked InterNations members and Instagram followers to share their favorite global-local spot with us. We wanted to see your favorite place to hang out in your city, be it a park you love to visit when the sun is shining or a cozy café where you spend hours relaxing and reading. We […]

False Economy? The EIU Cost of Living Index 2014

In last week’s blog post, we introduced the best (and worst) cities for expat life in 2014. Thus, it’s only fitting that we’re taking a closer look at the worldwide cost of living today. We are examining the results of the latest EIU Cost of Living Study and how helpful they are for individual expats. […]

Money, Money, Money: The Ten Priciest Places Worldwide

One of the most popular small talk topics among new arrivals in Munich is – no, not their alpine exploits in the nearby mountains, or even the quantity of beer they may have imbibed at the last Oktoberfest. Instead, it’s the size and location of their flat, as well as the cost of their monthly […]

China and Germany: the New Expat Favorites?

The results of HSBC’s annual Expat Explorer survey are in again! We described the methodology and reported last year’s findings in autumn 2012, so check out our previous post for a brief recap of how it works. Based on these findings, the Expat Explorer site publishes a league table of expat destinations according to their […]

Ernst & Young: Global Mobility Effectiveness Survey 2012

At the end of last year, Ernst & Young – one of the global players among professional services firms – published the latest edition of their annual “Global Mobility Effectiveness Survey”. 520 multinational companies, mostly headquartered in North America or Europe, participated. The enterprises in question are active across all industries, especially in consumer products, […]

Go East, Expat?

Work in Singapore, raise your kids in Hong Kong, and retire in India! That would be an ideal curriculum for internationally mobile, high-earning individuals, at least according to HSBC. Recently, in early October, HSBC published the long-awaited results of the fifth Expat Explorer study. For the past few years, the international banking company has conducted […]

Can Media Change the World?

The media – for some people, it is just an abstract concept or even a force beyond our control that feeds us with news, opinions and scandals on a daily basis. For others, it is something they actively use not only as a source of information, but also as a means of communication. One thing […]

InterNations in the Media: Belgium, Sweden, and the Globe

In the last three weeks, since we posted the blog update featuring the video from Expat.tv The Hague, InterNations made the online headlines three more times. First of all, our Brussels Community – including our Ambassador Lorenzo Piazza – made their own appearance in the Brussels International news from Janaury 16th. You can watch the […]