100th Blog Post

100 balloonsAccording to my dashboard’s counter, this is it! :-) If this is your first time visiting this blog, welcome! Stay awhile! Feel free to browse through the archives, you’re in for a treat! If you’re a recurring reader, thank you very much for your loyal attention, I appreciate it and <3 you very much. Which is why:

After seeing that many bloggers use this particular occasion to tell their readers 100 things about themselves, I decided to go a different route and instead give you 100 links of expat resources. Although I have visited all of the sites and use many on a regular basis for education, networking, and reference, I am not responsible for their content, so be aware you click at your own peril. Some are US-based, some European, some global. Many of these links may look familiar because I’ve blogged about them before, many are new. They are categorized to give at least the resemblance of order, although you’ll understand that because I’m somewhat technologically challenged, ahem, I have only limited knowledge about how to organize them in aesthetically pleasing ways in a blog post.

Again, welcome / thank you for sticking around, and as always, your comments and especially additions are highly appreciated, because you and I both know this list isn’t all that there’s out there.

Moving

International Movers – with “practical guides” on how to pick your mover, supplies, customs, etc.

FEDEMAC – Federation of European Moving Associations

Travel

World Travel Guide – Travel articles, discount airfare, adventure travel, family vacations

Lonely Planet – Destinations, community forum, hotels, travel services

Expedia – Airfare, hotels, vacation packages

Rumbo – European & Latin American travel services

Hotels – Reviews, booking, deals

Europa – Gateway to the European Union

Wonderland Euro Tours – Personalized travel planning

Language

Rosetta Stone -Creative language learning, endangered language programs

Leo – Online dictionary English/French/Spanish/Italian/Chinese to German

Free online language courses – article on about.com by Jamie Littlefield

Word2Word – collection of links for various languages

Culture

SIETAR – Society for Intercultural Education, Training And Research

ICI – Intercultural Communication Institute

Intercultural Press – Publishing

Trompenaars & Hampden-Turner Consulting – Premier researchers for country and business culture

Cultural Dimensions – Geert Hofstede

Legal

EISIL – Electronic Information System for International Law

ASIL – The American Society of International Law

INTPV – International Passport and Visa

US Department of State – Applications and Forms

Fragomen – International attorneys, immigration

Article: Top 10 Tips for Expats, by Jeremy Morley, International Family Law

Financial

IRS – Internal Revenue Services, Taxes in the USA

Bundeszentralamt für Steuern – Taxes in Germany

Hacienda – Taxes in Spain

Information Forums/Blogs

Expat Blog – The Leading Veterans Site

Expat Exchange – International Living and International Jobs

Expat Women – Helping Expat Women living overseas, expat blogs

EAS – Expat Advisory Services Asia

Expat Angels – Making life abroad better

FEM – Forum for Expatriate Management

How to Germany – Extensive information on living, legal, language and much more

Internations – Connecting global minds

FSYF – Foreign Service Youth and their Families

NMFA – National Military Family Association

Talesmag – Tales from a small planet

The German Blog – keeping Germans in the D/FW Metroplex up to date

Trailing Spouse Network – Forum hosted by the Ausmerican

Transitions abroad – Portal for work, study, cultural travel and living overseas

TCK World – Third Culture Kids

YFA – Youth for Understanding

Conversion

XE – Currency

Online Conversion – Height, weight, length, angles, etc.

World Electric Guide – Power, outlet, adaptor, and plugs information

Services

Berlitz – Language and cross-cultural training

Bosson Consulting – Global mobility program expert, strategic consulting

Building the Life You Want LLC – Supporting expatriates and their families to make the most of their personal international transition experience

Cartus – Global relocation management, language, cross-cultural training, corporate and government services

Living abroad – Interactive tools, culture compass

RW3 – Online cultural tools

Spectra Plus – Global Real Estate Services

Takt Global Partners, Inc – Global Real Estate Services

UK Work Permits – Corporate and individual immigration services

Schools / Education

ASH – The American School of The Hague

DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service

Dallas International School – Mission Laïque Française

IPP – International Professors Project

K-12 – Find and compare public, private and charter schools

NAFSA – Association of International Educators

US Dept. of State – Office of overseas schools

US Dept. of State – Overseas Special Education Reference Guide

SIT – World learning, study abroad

Pets

Air Animal – Pet movers since 1977

Canine Carriers – Domestic and international pet relocation since 1972

Foreignborn – Bringing animals into the US

Pet Travel Scheme – Bringing animals into the UK

Health / Insurance

Clements – Global Insurance Solutions

Expat Financial – Global financial security

HealthCare International – International Health Insurance

International Citizens – International Health Insurance

ihi Bupa – International Health and Travel Insurance

Groups / Organizations

FIGT – Families in Global Transition

ICCInternational Chamber of Commerce

ICCInternet Chamber of Commerce

Global Charity Jobs – International Charity and NGO recruitment website

UN -United Nations – It’s your world

World Chambers Network – Where the world does business

Worldwide ERC – Employee Relocation Council

WHO – World Health Organization

UNESCO -United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Visa HQ – Links to embassies world-wide

Communication

Skype – Voice over IP, free Internet phone and video

Facebook – connect with friends and family

Twitter – Answering the question, “What are you doing?” in 140 characters or less

Toastmasters International – Helping men and women become confident speakers and leaders

Hulu – Watch your favorite (american) TV shows online

wwi TV – World-wide internet TV (UK, France, Spain, Germany, Netherlands)

Books

by Craig Storti – Cross Cultural Communication

by Robin Pascoe – The Expat Expert

by Jo Parfitt – Writer, book-cook, Expat

The Expert Expat – Melissa Brayer Hess and Patricia Linderman

Riding the Waves of Culture – Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner

Coaching across Cultures – Philippe Rosinski

Interkulturelle Kommunikation – Helga Losche

A Portable Identity – Debra Bryson and Charise Hoge

International Business News

BusinessWeek

Forbes

Global HR News

International Business Times

Thank you and til next week, have a good one! xx

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