is The Expat Guy written for?
This website is written for people
THINKING about moving overseas, thinking about a career
or a life in foreign country.
It is meant to help open your eyes to
the possibilities and also the problems that come with
living and working in a foreign culture.
This site is not intended to help you compute or compare
compensation packages - there are already many that do
that, but there are not so many that address the more
mundane issues, that are often times even more
This site is not meant to
tour information or sell you hotel rooms either.
It is written to help you sort out if a life overseas
would be interesting, useful and productive for you.
And, if it might be so - what the many things are that
you will need to consider - in addition to compensation
packages (which we won't address at all).
We will talk about:
If working overseas is appropriate for
What kinds of work people do overseas
What kind of quality of life you might
How to find good advice
Health and Medical Issues overseas
Medical Insurance Overseas
What's the "downside" of working
overseas - what if things go bad?
How long does it take to adjust to
Should you use a recruiter to find a
What documents to you need to have on
hand for a job search?
What is you are handicapped?
Gay? Have tattoos or piercings?
What about cultural issues?
What to sell and what to store.
Should you sell or rent out your house
(if you own one)?
Should try to manage your house
What questions should you ask about
your potential employer to determine if they are
What is you are married and/or have
children? What consideration should be given to
What about banking from overseas?
What about visas and working papers?
What about xenophobia and jingoism
that occurs in foreign countries?
How should you plan for your financial
How should you plan for your eventual return home?
How might you plan for your retirement overseas?
Much MUCH more!