The United Kingdom, a world power with a long history of economic and cultural influence, has long been a popular destination for international assignments. The authors of this article offer an overview of important relocation concerns. Written for Mobility magazine by Anne Dean, GMS, Director of Editorial Services, Living Abroad and Julian Grose-Hodge, GMS. January […]
Somewhere in the world right now weather is affecting someone’s life. Does the weather affect your mood? Can sustained weather patterns, good or bad, affect your family life? This article discusses how weather can be the cause of a successful or unsuccessful assignment abroad. Written for ACS International Schools Autumn 2010 newsletter by Anne Dean, […]
Qatar, a desert peninsula jutting northward into the Persian/Arabian Gulf, is an Islamic society rich in mineral wealth. The authors provide an overview of the country with a focus on the business environment, economy, and social and political conventions. Written for Mobility magazine by Anne Dean, GMS, Director of Editorial Services, Living Abroad and Dr. […]
While globalization continues unabated, the traditional 3 year assignment becomes an ever shrinking portion of talent mobility. Rising in its place are a variety of non-traditional assignments, all bringing a new set of problems for HR to deal with. Written for Mobility magazine by Michael Cadden, MBA, SGMS, Managing Director, International Operations, Living Abroad. November […]
Many of the buildings in London were not built with the 21st century in mind. Read this article and find out what you can do to overcome that. Written for ACS International Schools Autumn 2010 newsletter by Anne Dean, GMS, Director of Editorial Services, Living Abroad.
Officially the Republic of Panama, Panamanians often call it the “Center of the World, Heart of the Universe.” Panama is a small country geographically part of Central America and historically part of South America. Its strategic location and stable economy have been key elements in Panama becoming a great destination for multinational companies. Dean and […]
Read about the vibrant “West End” of London, and learn about the history of its theater life. Written for ACS International Schools Summer 2010 newsletter by Anne Dean, GMS, Director of Editorial Services, Living Abroad.
Everything you always wanted to know about the EU, but were afraid to ask. The author presents a brief history of the European Union, and explains its organization, progress, and future. Written for Mobility magazine by Anne Dean, GMS, Director of Editorial Services, Living Abroad. June 2010 – Read more…
Afghanistan conjures various images for anyone who hears this country’s name, but what is really known about this 4000-year-old country? This large, mountainous country has known Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan, and is still a subject for the evening news today. Written for Mobility magazine by Ellen Harris, GMS, International Product Director, Living Abroad […]
When you travel to London, do you still expect to get meals of meat full of fat, over-boiled vegetables and sliced white bread? If so, then you haven’t been there in quite a long time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you can’t get those things, but London is now an international hotspot for […]
Technology for assignees and managing them is changing rapidly. Michael Cadden, who has spoken frequently on this subject, gives us his latest thinking in this insightful article. Written for Mobility magazine by Michael Cadden, MBA, SGMS, Managing Director, International Operations, Living Abroad. May 2010 – Read more…
The Hong Kong Tourist Board has said, “Hong Kong is a kaleidoscope of life; a sophisticated fusion of East and West; a city of diversity where new and old meet at every turn. It is a unique experience shaped by a distinctive past and dreams of the future; an age-old synthesis of cultures and traditions […]
According to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, to expatriate is to “send into exile,” and an expatriate is someone that “takes up residence in a foreign country.” I wonder whether someone who is not able to be home for the holidays feels exiled. Find out how to overcome feelings of homesickness from […]
Singapore, known as the “Lion City,” gets its name from the Malay words singa, which means “lion,” and pura, which means “city.” Studies have shown, however, that lions have never lived there, and the legendary lion seen by Prince Sang Nila Utama, founder of ancient Singapore, was in all likelihood a Malayan tiger. The authors […]
Are social networks the answer to homesickness? Probably not, but technology is keeping us more connected than we’ve ever been before. Written for ACS International Schools Autumn 2009 newsletter by Anne Dean, GMS, Director of Editorial Services, Living Abroad. Read more…
If you are considering relocating to England, you should be aware that it is a country of many contrasts. Visiting as a tourist will not necessarily prepare you for living in a small town in the country or in a London suburb. Visitors are often surprised by the changes in lifestyle and local accents that […]
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British Author, was quoted as saying, “When a man is tired of London he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” What might Dr. Johnson say of London today? London still holds all that life can afford, but what might have changed the most is […]
In a down economy, what is the right way to send people on assignment? Is it by shortening assignments, sending single status employees, job sharing/rotation, extended business travel or localization? See what professionals in the industry think about this topic. Written for ACS International Schools Spring 2009 newsletter by Michael Cadden, MBA, SGMS, Managing Director, […]
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In turbulent times, being prepared for an overseas assignment involves more than just finding housing or an international school. This article speaks to the need for policies that should be in place to evacuate employees, students, and tourists, during political uprisings, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados, or any such disaster. Unfortunately, research shows that most of the […]