Yankee-Brit Baby Naming - It's A Minefield

Toni Hargis | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Parents
Toni Hargis

In case there's a Brit in America facing this dilemma right now, here are a few other names you might want to ditch for the sake of your sanity. Remember, these kids stick around for quite a while, as do the pronunciation peeves.

British Expats Are Suing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK

A group of British expats is planning to sue European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Fair Deal for Expats, a group which represents Britons...

How To Be An Immigrant

Laura Krippner | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Politics
Laura Krippner

I'm the second-most experienced immigrant that I know. Although as a white British woman I've tended to be described as an 'expat' rather than an 'immigrant', personally I'm fine with just being 'foreign'. This is what I've learned while living overseas.

Brit In America Problems

Toni Hargis | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Hargis

With a nod to the very excellent Very British Problems, I've amassed my own little list with a twist. Mine has less to do with our ingrained awkwardness and everything to do with being a fish out of water, i.e. a Brit in the USA:

Expats Move Up The Career Ladder In The UK

Dean Blackburn | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Dean Blackburn

There are many dreams and aspirations expats hope to realise during their time abroad: improve their quality of life, pursue a new challenge or join a...

The Role Of International Education Amid Growing Anti-Globalisation Sentiment Post-Brexit

Andrew Fitzmaurice | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Fitzmaurice

In his book, The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman argues that the global market is becoming a level playing field with historical and geographical divisions becoming irrelevant. For many expat families, this has become the new reality with globalisation taking them out of their home country and placing them in new environments.

Foreign Residents Felt Welcome - In Pre-Brexit UK

Malte Zeeck | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Politics
Malte Zeeck

Taiwan, Malta and Ecuador top the list of the best places to live abroad in the third annual InterNations Expat Insider 2016 survey. With more than 14...

Hacienda Petac ~ Where Petals Promise Peace and Paradise

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

We did not know it at the time, but as we drove through the open gates of Hacienda Petac, we were entering an embrace with Paradise.

Things No One Tells You About Going Back Home

Roanna Mottershead | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Roanna Mottershead

Living abroad is an incredible experience. It changes your horizons, your expectations, and who you are. For most expats, there'll come a time when for one reason or another, home starts calling. Here's what to expect when you book your one-way ticket back...

Brexit From an Expat Perspective: British Living Abroad Want to Stay in the EU

Malte Zeeck | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Politics
Malte Zeeck

Apart from those who are not allowed to vote, 18 percent of British expats not planning to do so say that they find the matter too complicated to deal with. Another 15 percent state that they do not feel informed enough to make a decision. A lack of interest or influence are each mentioned by 9 percent to be the primary reason for having decided not to take part in the election.

No Adjustment Required: Expats and the Changing Face of Social Media

Melissa Thermidor | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Tech
Melissa Thermidor

While my travels have been daunting at times, there was one thing that remained familiar and readily available: social media. What was even more surprising? The notion that people just like me were now packing up their bags and making a living off the very platforms that served as my lifeline in unfamiliar territory.

Your Year Abroad May Not Be the Best Year of Your Life - And That's Okay

Annina Claesson | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

In all likelihood, your year abroad will be a mixed bag of highs and lows. It will probably not be the worst year of your life, but not necessarily the best, either - and that's okay.

Notes on Denmark: People and Practices

Harvey Wilks | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

Eight months after moving to Denmark, I'm now straddling that crepuscule between things being novel and others becoming the norm, so in this lucid moment I wanted to jot down a few observations, about my experience of Denmark and, more importantly, about the people who hail from it - an invitees examination, if you will.

The Brits Abroad And Why We Believe the UK Belongs in the Heart of Europe

Jennifer Morgan | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Jennifer Morgan

We shouldn't shy away from saying that that the greatest reason to stay is that the UK simply belongs, now more than ever, with her allies in the heart of Europe. We should commit to stay and we should commit to improving the European Union.

One of the Obstacles of Decluttering

Hanni Melnicenko | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hanni Melnicenko

It doesn't take days, week, years to get 'value for money' because really, such a thing never exists. When the money is gone, it's gone. So why torture yourself that you should be using something that you spent money on if you don't like using it.

London Pole: Pilot, AKA Don't Panic, I'm From Poland

Rita Suszek | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK
Rita Suszek

There is the North Pole, the South Pole... and all the other Poles are in London! Years ago, while on my Erasmus exchange in Rotterdam, I met a Black...

Life is a Beach

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

You can see the vibrant colours. You can almost see the life bursting from them. Imagine putting all that living goodness inside your body. These days, I eat no processed food. I don't each much carbs or empty calories. I eat a lot of these. From these I can make:

Survival Guide: Packing to Move Abroad With Check-In Luggage Only

Lucy Adams | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Adams

Moving abroad is an enriching and exciting experience: beautiful places to explore, interesting people to meet and a new community to become part of. But getting everything sorted before you make that leap of faith can be stressful and daunting.

Why You Should Move to France for a Healthier Life

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Widdowson

It's no secret that the French are generally healthier than Brits and Americans. Our Gallic neighbours enjoy a diet packed with artery-blocking ingredients and yet somehow manage to avoid many adverse health effects.

Is the Scandi Love of Winter Swimming Crazy?

Melanie Haynes | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

Last week I found myself in the well-to-do Copenhagen seaside suburb of Hellerup and I was drawn down one of the side roads leading to the front as the sun was actually shining and glittering off the sea. I was sitting looking out towards Sweden when I realised that I was sitting right by the Vinterbad or winter swimming area.

Living in a Country That People Have Finally Heard of - How Denmark Stopped Being Holland

Melanie Haynes | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

Back in 2008 I moved to a country that seemingly no one had heard of. Conversations went a bit like this - Me: I am moving to Copenhagen in Denmark. Others: Wow Holland, it's a bit flat there isn't it? Me: No, Denmark. Others: Wow, I don't know anyone who has moved to Belgium before. Me: Argh!

A French Village's Pragmatic Justice Keeps Its Foreigners Happy

Memuna Forna | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK
Memuna Forna

For the last 10 summers, I've holidayed in southern France in a village of 300 people. St Nazaire de Ladarez is frankly unreconstructed. As I understand, surrounding villages call it Le Village Gaulois - or the prehistoric village...

Oh The British, Heatwave

Elfa Wilmot | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Parents
Elfa Wilmot

Growing up in Northern California, I was used to plenty of sunshine. But people are not so lucky in the UK. And when the weather gets hot, they go a little crazy. And by 'a bit crazy', I mean CRAY-ZEE. And Brits keep talking about the sun having its hat on, whatever that means.

Twelve Ways Becoming an Expat is Like Becoming a Parent

Megan Ainsworth | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Parents
Megan Ainsworth

I've been living in London as an American expat for just over four months now, and my experiences so far remind me of what it was like becoming a parent for the first time...

'Moving to Spain with Children' by Lisa Sadleir, a Review

Matthew Hirtes | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Parents
Matthew Hirtes

The book begins with a daunting contents section. Perhaps this is meant as a metaphor. As Sadleir advises any family planning on relocating to Spain to research, research, and then go and research some more.