101 Relo Hacks - A Cheat-Sheet for your expat assignment!

International Assignments are a challenge to organize - here are some links for your convenience! Please note, clicking on these links will take you to their respective pages, and I'm not responsible for those contents.

Click responsibly!

Blogs / Information Forums

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


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


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)


XE - Currency

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

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


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


IRS - Internal Revenue Services, Taxes in the USA

Bundeszentralamt für Steuern - Taxes in Germany

Hacienda - Taxes in Spain


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


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


International Movers - with "practical guides" on how to pick your mover, supplies, customs, etc.

FEDEMAC - Federation of European Moving Associations

Groups / Organizations

ECA - The Expat Coach Association

The Expat Coach Directory - Find an expat Coach near you!

FIGT - Families in Global Transition

ICC - International Chamber of Commerce

ICC - Internet 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

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

International Business News



Global HR News

International Business Times


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

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

http://www.mastersininternationalbusiness.com - US Schools that offer International MBAs

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


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

Living abroad - Interactive tools, culture compass

NetExpat - A global leader in assessing, training, and coaching Expatriates and their Partners

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


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