Resources

Resources for Expatriates

Anglia Advisors  – A Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) that provides personal finance and investment management solutions, and specializes in addressing the unique challenges faced by foreign nationals in the US.
http://www.angliadvisors.com/

Career Valet – Assists in providing career counseling as well as resume and CV writing service with a cultural mindset.
http://www.careervalet.com/

Expat Focus – Categorized by country, this site provides a discussion forum and country guides covering climate, visas, employment, health insurance, consumer issues, etc.
http://www.expatfocus.com/

HSBC Expat Explorer – Expat survey on how countries compare based on resultsof 7,000 expat participants in 2013.
https://expatexplorer.hsbc.com/

International Citizens – A licensed brokerage firm that specializes in international health and travel insurance.
http://www.internationalcitizens.com/

Internations – A community for all people living and working abroad to network both virtually and in-person.
www.internations.org

Meetup – Group meetings in cities around the world that bring people with common interests together.
http://www.meetup.com/

Newcomer’s Club & Directory – Directory of clubs and organizations designed to give new people to the area the opportunity to meet and develop friendships.
http://www.newcomersclub.com/

Office Holidays – Calendar of national holidays around the world.
http://www.officeholidays.com/

Property and Real Estate Market Trends – Stay up-to-date by reading trends in the real estate and property market of destinations around the world.
http://guidance.cartusrelocation.com/market-information.html

Speech Fox – Cleverly customized language lessons and accent reduction.
http://www.speechfox.com/

Third Culture Kids – Great starting point to learn more about TCKs,the term used to refer to children who were raised in a culture outside of their parents’ culture for a significant part of their development years.
http://www.tckworld.com/

VIA Institute on Character Strengths – Non-profit organization that offers an online, scientifically validated survey of character strengths.
http://www.viacharacter.org/www/

Work Permit – Information on obtaining work permit and immigration issues.
http://www.workpermit.com/

Worldwide Salary Calculator – Calculate the salary required for the cost of living in cities around the world.
http://www.salaryexpectation.com/

Resources for Cultural Information

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs – Its mission is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the US and those of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange.
http://eca.state.gov/programs-initiatives/international-education-week

Business Council for International Understanding – With members from more than 150 world-leading companies, BCIU provides an ongoing forum for senior business executives to interact with heads of state/government, cabinet ministers, and senior government officials.
http://www.bciu.org/

CIA World Factbook – Provides information on history, people, government, economy, and a variety of other topics for 267 world entities.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Corruption Perception Index – Transparency International – Annual index that measures the perceived level of corruption in 177 countries.
http://cpi.transparency.org/cpi2013/

Culture Grams – Annually updated reports on more than 200 countries, each of the 50 US states, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories.
http://www.culturegrams.com/

Economist Intelligence Unit – Pay-as-you-go access to database of business analysis and intelligence covering 185 countries, strategic industries and management best practices.
http://www.eiu.com

Intercultural Communication Institute – Offers resources for intercultural, cross-cultural, multicultural, international diversity training, and education.
www.intercultural.org

Intercultural Development Inventory – Tools to assess intercultural competence.
www.idiinventory.com

Intercultural Press (Nicholas Brealey Publishing) – List of books on intercultural, multicultural and cross-cultural studies and informative country guides.
http://nicholasbrealey.com/boston/subjects/interculturalpress.html

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands – Provides essential international business etiquette practices as well as over 70 country profiles.
http://kissbowshakehands.com/

Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Development –Educational membership organization that provides conferences and opportunities for members to network and discuss the challenges and rewards of intercultural relations.
http://www.sietarusa.org/ or http://www.sietareu.org/

The Hofstede Center – Provides country comparison tools, information about extensive research on national and organizational cultures, and certification courses.
http://geert-hofstede.com/

View Change – Brief, amazing videos from around the world about real people and progress in global development.
http://www.viewchange.org/videos

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