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The Expert Expat: Your Guide to Successful Relocation Abroad Paperback – October 1, 2007
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The authors stress the importance of handling family issues. They really hit the nail on the head in describing the feelings and emotions that can arise on the part of family members involved in an international relocation. There are numerous sections of the book that address the special issues of spouses and children, and provide excellent advice on how to deal with them.
Read in conjunction with The New American Expat: Thriving and Surviving Overseas in the Post/9-11 World, and a couple of the top expat websites, like [...] and [...] these sources provide all the necessary information to make your overseas experience enjoyable and successful.
Nevermind, Linderman and Hess do a great job of helping you with all the concerns that you might have in your move. This book sets forth the good, the bad, the ugly, and the funny in an international move. Even if you are lucky enough to have a corporate move-planner to assist you, this book is a gem to help you get ready psychologically for the move and what comes afterwards.
*** I wrote the review above for the first edition, but I have to say that the 2007 edition is even better. For one thing, there are more anecdotal passages, which always makes for more interesting reading, and I do think that expats learn best from others who've gone before them. Secondly, since security has become more of a concern since 9/11, it's good that this new edition addresses security concerns much more comprehensively. This is a must-buy for anyone living, working or about to move overseas, especially since support from employers, particularly in the private sector, varies so much from company to company. It's good to have a book that thinks of everything.
How to really pack and ship things overseas. They gave a general overview, but no real concrete steps or information that would help me on shipping.
It also didn't cover things that people would need if they are indeed staying overseas permanently, like immigration laws, steps on how to become a citizen of whatever country you are going to, or work/study permits. They assume that most of their readers will have the aid of an organization behind them. I attribute this to the writers not being able to be country-specific on such details.
They also added things which I didn't need such as language barriers, ( I am moving to an english-speaking country), or things to do with Pets & Children ( I have neither one or the other). I, as a single person moving overseas permanently without any organizational help whatsoever, will need more supplemental reading to go along with this book. But let me say again that this book is packed with information about the experience of moving abroad and anyone contemplating working/moving overseas should at least give this a read-through.
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Very Old and useless information,,,Things,economics,laws,taxes change.Keep up with the times. A waste of time and Money. I have lived,worked in several countries out side the U S. Read morePublished on July 11, 2014 by R C Starrs
In reading the book, it is the voice of experience that echoes through each definitive chapter on issues faces from travelers overseas. Read morePublished on March 1, 2014 by Travelin' Man
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For someone moving for the first time abroad, it has been really helpful. It gave me insight to situations I wouldn't have imagined, that way I was able to plan ahead for them.Published on January 29, 2014 by A. Raigosa
This appears to be a book from two women who are married, with children, and as I recall their husbands had jobs that took them places. I don't fit into any of those categories. Read morePublished on January 19, 2014 by William Kip
This book was purchased to learn more about visiting places overseas and be able to blend in and get around comfortably.Published on July 22, 2013 by Brian S.
Broader view about different family members and their reactions - and the steps of adjusting to life in a new countryPublished on February 14, 2013 by Douglas Schumann
As someone who has worked in the relocation industry and is presently an expatriate, I can say from experience that The Expert Expat is hands-down the top book for anyone looking... Read morePublished on April 1, 2012 by Darcey Wunker
This book is well written, though a bit dry in my opinion. I did appreciate the portions that deal with making friends and how various family member will cope differently with a... Read morePublished on September 29, 2011 by Reniroo