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 results of thousands of expat participants.
Insured Nomads – 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.
Office Holidays – Calendar of national holidays around the world.
Relocation Market Trends – Stay up-to-date by reading trends in the relocation industry in 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.
https://www.sietarusa.org/ or https://www.sietareu.org/
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.