U.S. Immigration

U.S. immigration – A family separated

I have been an expat for the last twenty years. My first job outside of Italy was in Japan. That is where I met my husband. He is from California in the U.S. Since we met we have travelled, lived and worked around the globe, together. We have been legally married since 2006.  Our son…

Resume writing

How to write a kick arse CV!

With the growth of professional networking sites and the increase in websites for private contractors (think graphic designers, copywriters etc), it’s a little hard to see CVs lasting. However, for now, they are alive and well and you need a good one to get noticed. Writing a great CV is not difficult but it takes…

Coronavirus displacement

Q&A – Coronavirus displacement

Russell Phillips and his family have been temporarily displaced due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. Russell and his wife Jess, are teachers at the American International School of Guangzhou. They have three children who also attend the school in grades four, two and kindergarten. This is a Q&A with Russell focused on their families…

Remote work

Remote work: a job that follows you

It’s a pretty common story in the world of expats: you worked your tail off for a good education and a career you loved and leave it all behind to a) follow your spouse’s career or b) start a new life with your long-distance foreign love. Whatever your expat story is, it’s left many of…

global nomad

The pros and cons of remote work

Remote work is on the rise. It is no longer considered a trend because it’s been clear for a while now that it is here to stay.  Working remotely has become a viable option for many thanks in large part to the prevalence of high-speed internet. The beauty of working remotely is that people can…

Nationalism isn’t really the go for expats!

The world appears to be in flux at the moment. The current worldwide rise in xenophobia and nationalism really doesn’t jell well with the expat experience. When you are living an international life it is tough to understand why people are so keen on nationalism. It’s hard to find any expats who support the idea.…

Online Shopping

Expat giving – The worlds best online shopping

It is time to step away from Amazon! Today we are bringing you the worlds best online shopping. We have curated a great selection of online stores that ship worldwide. YAY FOR TODAY has scoured the internet for smaller more independent brands that will deliver something a little different to the large online retailers’ offer.…

Expat giving – Keeping it sustainable

There is a lot of truth to the old saying ‘it’s the thought that counts’. With a little thought and planning, it is easy to make your Christmas gift giving meaningful, memorable and more sustainable. Sustainable giving is a goal we can all work towards and is something we should to be especially mindful of…

Expat Emotions

If you’re here, it’s likely that you know moving to a new country can bring a huge mix of emotions. There’s excitement, nervousness, fear, and even grief of the life we left wherever we’re moving from.  When I moved to Dubai in 2018, I knew it’d be an adjustment. But for some reason, I figured…

sending gifts home

Expat giving – Sending gifts home the easy way!

New Zealand actor living in Hollywood Kimberley Crossman knows first hand the hassle and disappointment of sending gifts home for Christmas only for them to not arrive. “I was devastated. I’d raced around the shops, bought and wrapped a tonne of gifts for my family at home and they never got there. They cost loads…