A news feed item caught my eye the other day. It was about finding a particular book when you can’t recall the author or title. It made me smile, bringing me back to my college days working in a bookstore, and the occasional, inevitable vague question about a book… “that’s got a pink cover. Do you know it?” Often, after questions for the customer and with my knowledge of our inventory, I could find it.
I got to thinking about how similar this can be to an assignee going abroad. They know they’re looking for something, but they don’t always know how to define it. What should they be researching about the host country? What questions should they be asking? There’s a rough outline in their minds about the blank pages they need to fill, but arriving at concrete information is elusive.
That’s where we come in.
The Content Team at Living Abroad has been immersed in destination information for a collective 37 years. Much has changed during that time, which is all the more reason why assignees and international travelers need to rely on people dedicated to staying abreast of what they need to know.
If Global Mobility resources were a bookstore, you wouldn’t head straight for the Travel section or spend all your time in the Geography/History section. Nor would you find everything you need to know under Business, Education, Cooking, Finance, Language, or Sociology.
Yet the components you need to prepare for living and working successfully in another country touch on each of those areas. The great news is that you get all that, comprehensively covered but concisely written specifically for a business audience, from Living Abroad.
Our thoughtfully curated online content flows through a typical chronological journey, providing overviews, details, links, and tools to guide the assignee or business traveler. But it’s also a custom experience, with users able to pick and choose their topics, revisit any part of the process at any time, and chart their progress with proprietary features like our Move Planner.
So, whether you’re a seasoned traveler who just needs to brush up on a new destination’s immigration regulations, a first-time assignee looking for the right school for your children, or something in between, come to Living Abroad and you’ll find answers to questions you didn’t even know how to ask.
Written by Ellen Harris, GMS, Product Manager, Content Group