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.
Career Valet – Assists in providing career counseling as well as resume and CV writing service with a cultural mindset.
Expat Focus – Categorized by country, this site provides a discussion forum and country guides covering climate, visas, employment, health insurance, consumer issues, etc.
HSBC Expat Explorer – Expat survey on how countries compare based on resultsof 7,000 expat participants in 2013.
International Care – A licensed brokerage firm that specializes in serving those who are living a cross-border lifestyle for health, life, and travel insurance (group, family, and individual plans).
Internations – A community for all people living and working abroad to network both virtually and in-person.
Meetup – Group meetings in cities around the world that bring people with common interests together.
Newcomer’s Club & Directory – Directory of clubs and organizations designed to give new people to the area the opportunity to meet and develop friendships.
Office Holidays – Calendar of national holidays around the world.
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.
Speech Fox – Cleverly customized language lessons and accent reduction.
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.
VIA Institute on Character Strengths – Non-profit organization that offers an online, scientifically validated survey of character strengths.
Work Permit – Information on obtaining work permit and immigration issues.
Worldwide Salary Calculator – Calculate the salary required for the cost of living in cities around the world.
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.
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.
CIA World Factbook – Provides information on history, people, government, economy, and a variety of other topics for 267 world entities.
Corruption Perception Index – Transparency International – Annual index that measures the perceived level of corruption in 177 countries.
Culture Grams – Annually updated reports on more than 200 countries, each of the 50 US states, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories.
Economist Intelligence Unit – Pay-as-you-go access to database of business analysis and intelligence covering 185 countries, strategic industries and management best practices.
Intercultural Communication Institute – Offers resources for intercultural, cross-cultural, multicultural, international diversity training, and education.
Intercultural Development Inventory – Tools to assess intercultural competence.
Intercultural Press (Nicholas Brealey Publishing) – List of books on intercultural, multicultural and cross-cultural studies and informative country guides.
Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands – Provides essential international business etiquette practices as well as over 70 country profiles.
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.
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The Hofstede Center – Provides country comparison tools, information about extensive research on national and organizational cultures, and certification courses.
View Change – Brief, amazing videos from around the world about real people and progress in global development.