Football—or soccer as it is known in the United States—is often regarded as the most popular sport worldwide, and it is played and watched by passionate fans in nearly every country across the globe. The sport is so popular that nearly four billion fans tune into the FIFA World Cup, making it the most widely viewed […]
On July 4, 1776, the U.S. Declaration of Independence was signed by fifty-six delegates from thirteen colonies. What was the fiftieth and most recent state to join the United States? Alaska Hawaii New Mexico Puerto Rico Click here for the answer!
The distance between the U.S. and Asia grows closer every day, as the world shrinks and cultures collide. Communication between the East and West is challenging in both verbal and nonverbal arenas. As an American who has lived and traveled throughout Asia, I had many opportunities to experience communication mishaps. I came to realize what […]
When the unexpected happens at home, it is unsettling. When it happens in a foreign country, it can be confusing and frightening. International assignees and business travelers have seen an increasing need for emergency preparedness in recent years. Hazards range from natural disasters to political instability to random acts of public violence. While it is […]
Safety, childcare, education, and spousal employment are all top-level concerns for relocating families, but it is also important to keep in mind the host of considerations that come along with relocating pets. These furry, scaly, or feathered family members often face their own set of immigration requirements, which can vary widely from country to country. […]
Happy Pride Month! Its origins in the month of June can be traced back to Christopher Street Liberation Day, a June 28, 1970 march that commemorated the first anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots in New York City. Almost fifty years later, parades, festivals, and other events are held around the world in June to […]
If your company has frequent global business travelers—or if you travel frequently yourself—you will want to make sure your phone can support you while you travel. Great travel apps can make all the difference. Here are a few of the best. Concur The Concur mobile travel and expense app offers a variety of business intelligence, travel, expense and […]
There are nearly 50 landlocked countries around the world. Which place listed below is surrounded by the most countries? A) Botswana B) Ethiopia C) Austria D) Niger E) Hungary Click here for the answer!
It is our pleasure to introduce our newest International Relocation Center destination: Guyana! Guyana is the fourth-smallest country on the South American mainland, and it is characterized by pristine rainforests, exotic wildlife, and a rich blend of Caribbean and South American culture. It is a melting pot of diverse cultures, and one can spot influences […]
It used to be that the only way to take advantage of a public library was to visit a local building. Now, it’s possible to use many library services from anywhere in the world, sometimes without ever having visited in person at all. Many libraries make eBooks, audiobooks, and videos readily available to their users […]
If you’re like most companies, you have many more global business travelers than assignees. Assignees are supported in so many ways, but are your global business travelers? Many proactive measures are offered in order to mitigate risks to employees, such as traveler tracking or emergency response. However, the soft issues are often ignored, like maintaining […]
Scandinavians enjoy some of the best gender equality in the world. The World Economic Forum’s 2017 Gender Gap Index lists Iceland, Norway, Finland, and Sweden in first, second, third, and fifth spots, with Rwanda taking fourth. Health, education, economics, and politics in 144 countries were measured in this report, with an overall finding that the […]
With spring breaks and summer vacations quickly approaching, many of us are busy planning trips and vacations. Of the many options for sightseeing opportunities, nature tourism has become increasingly popular, and perhaps no natural wonder is more captivating than a pristine, peaceful waterfall. Do you know which of the following is the world’s tallest waterfall? […]
When you experience an injury or health crisis, travel might be the last thing on your mind. But you may find yourself having to think about it in a new way, after you’ve recovered. Two years ago, my friend Ellie slipped and fell in her driveway, breaking her ankle. Her recovery was slow but successful, […]
What impact can this simple exchange have on a newly developing cross-cultural relationship? I have an American colleague who is easygoing, friendly, and wants to build trust with his associates in France. On a recent business trip to Lyon, he noticed that he was often addressed by his surname. “It felt stiff and strange,” he […]
No, this isn’t a credit card ad. But it is a question you’ll need to ask yourself if you’re traveling for business or relocating abroad. How can you expect to pay for things in the country you’re traveling to? Cash It’s easy – and necessary – to find out what the local currency is before […]
For families relocating with children, one of the most significant factors to consider is where your child will go to school while abroad. This decision can have a major impact on your time abroad, as many expatriates plan their entire living situation based upon proximity to educational options. Selecting a school can be a lengthy, […]
Several years ago, I won a contest to attend The Protocol School of Washington, D.C.’s Protocol Officer Training. For the competition, I chose to create a video to assist the CEO of a large U.S. hospital navigate a three-country trip that focused on building relationships. They would travel first to Spain, then Nigeria, and end […]
Which of the following is not in the list of top five cities with the most free wi-fi hotspots? Tokyo London Kuala Lumpur Toronto Seoul Click here for the answer!
We are all familiar with common business practices in our home countries, but less accustomed to the way things are done abroad. It’s important for your globally mobile employees to remember that, when traveling abroad for business, they are representing your department, your company, and your country. With so much on the line, every international business […]