Online Portals for Expats

Note that many of them require registration and sign-in to read full articles.

The Brainy Expat: Smart Ttips for expats and travelers

Internations: web site of a club for sharing experiences and connecting with expats in your city

Expat Exchange: local information on everyday life and moving abroad

Easy Expat: local information, job listings, guides and FAQs

Expat Network: guides, job listings, money and health

Expat Woman: tips for women moving and mastering everyday life abroad

Expatriates: Browse or place free ads for properties, everyday objects, etc.

Expat Focus: money, health and experience-based articles

Expat Child: tips when moving a family with children abroad

Just Landed
: community and local information on jobs, property, rentals

Expat Infodesk: how-to manual, blog and forum for expats

Expat Arrivals: local information for newly arrived expats

Executive Planet: Business etiquette and culture in US top trading partner nations

Section for Expats headed to the US

AreaVibes: A web site that displays livability scores on a variety of topics to help you find the best places to live in a given area of the US.

Area Vibes Salary Calculator: Provides cost ofliving comparison between American cities and towns.

Expat Woman (US Information Section)

Expat Woman (US Forum)

Easy Expat

Expat Exchange

Expatriates (US classified ads)


Just Landed

Expat Infodesk

Expat Arrivals

Credit Bridge

Information for Expats Going to Specific Cities

Easy (Chicago)

Expatriates (Chicago classifieds)

Expat Infodesk (Chicago)

Expat Exchange (Denver)

Expatriates (Houston classifieds)

Expat Infodesk (Houston)

Easy Expat (Los Angeles)

Expatriates (Los Angeles classifieds)

Expat Infodesk (Los Angeles)

Easy Expat (Miami)

Expatriates (Miami classifieds)

Easy Expat (New York)

Expatriates (New York classifieds)

Expat Infodesk (New York)

Easy Expat (San Francisco)

Expatriates (San Francisco classifieds)

Expat Exchange (Seattle)

Expatriates (Seattle classifieds)

Expatriates (Washington DC classifieds)

Articles about the Expatriation Experience

Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants- Excellent pdf to download, from the US Citizen and Immigration Services

Settling In: 10 Common Myths (and One Uncommon Truth) About Culture Shock

Learning a Foreign Language as a Child

The Expat Partner's Survival Guide

Frustrations and Doubts as an Expat

Tips for the Single Expat Woman

How to Choose a School Overseas

Seven Things All Expats Need to Stop Apologizing For

Ten Places for Music Lovers Around the US

Ten Tips for Making Friends in the US

Culture Shock

Cliare Bolden: What I've Learned as an Expat

How to Move Overseas with Children

Expat in a New Country: Top Ten Survival Tips

Ten American Foods Expats Need to Try

The Trailing Spouse: Gender Roles Abroad

Fighting the Expat Blues: 5 Tips for Expat Wives Abroad

Expat Family Relationships

Moving to Another Country: Final To-Dos

Are Americans Different?: Richard Reeves of the Universal Press Syndicate presents a thought-provoking essay on the difference between Americans and the rest of the world

Map of the World from an American Perspective!: A satirical, less-than-complimentary view of how others think Americans view the world around them.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: An Economist magazine article about poverty in the USA

Why There is No Soccer in America: An Economist article about America's lack of enthusiasm for the sport of soccer football

Articles about Business in America

A Fair Day's Pay: Economist article about compensation policies and company cultures

After the Deal: Economist article on the difficult aspect of mergers & acquisitions, after the deal is signed

Are You a Star at Work?: Robert E. Kelley on what it takes to be a star at work

Cultural Differences in Business

Death of Positioning: Mark Joyner's article about marketing in the e-commerce age

Effect of Culture on the Distributed Workplace: Essay by George Simons about virtual teams

Genius at Change: Social entrepreneur Bill Strickland offers advice from the frontiers of change

German Investor Relations in the US: Brief summary of findings from a report by the German American Chamber of Commerce of New York

German Pride: An article from the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Godzilla Companies of the New Economy: by Kenichi Ohmae. In an exclusive excerpt from his next book, the former head of McKinsey Asia explains why, CNN and others have achieved an almost unassailable global dominance.

Guerilla Insights into Direct Response: Marketing tips from Jay Conrad Levinson

Handcuffs on the High Street: The Economist magazine explores retail marketing in Europe vs. the USA

How Do You Protect Yourself from Unethical Negotiators: by Peter Wink

ILO Study: A news report from the New York Times also gooes into productivity and burnout

Importance of Attending Meetings: A humorous essay on the American preoccupation with meetings

International Etiquette for Businesspeople

Leader of the Future: Fast Company magazine explores the qualities that future leaders will require

My Day Just Got Nicer: by Sanjiv Bhattacharya. Reflections of an Englishman about friendliness in the USA

Managing Transformation in the New Economy: An article by KPMG

Negotiating Tips Part I: from FastCompany

Negotiating Tips Part 2: from FastCompany

Overcoming Your STRENGTHS!: Why we need to overcome our strength -- not weaknesses -- to get ahead in business

Survive At All Costs: A review of John Renesch's new book on system theory

Tips for Writing Effective Press Releases: by Mark Joyner

US-UK Relations: This is one of the most difficult intercultural relationships to understand.

Wall Street Journal Interview with former Siemens CEO Heinrich von Pierer: Article appeared on 2 February 2001

Want to Move Up? Act Up!: Career counselor Barbara Moses talks about becoming a career activist

Will Companies Ever Learn?: Judy Rosenblum's 10-point curriculum for getting smart about learning

Wired for Anarchy: London School of Economics professor Ian Angell talks about the new economy

Your Job is Change: Becoming a change insurgent for your company, by Robert B. Reich


TED Talk: Where is Home: Writer Pico Iyer — who himself has three or four “origins” — meditates on the meaning of home, the joy of traveling and the serenity of standing still.

Expat Blogs

Expat Blogs: USA

Expat Blogs: Germany

Expat Exchange: Expat Blogs

Internations: Recommended US Expat Blogs

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driving in the US
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