Guest post by Catherine Perkins As an expat, teaching English abroad is a terrific portable career. If you're a college graduate and interested in Japan, check out the JET program. New participants for the 2013 JET Program have recently arrived in Tokyo for their orientation, which means that … [Read more...] about Teach English in Japan with the JET Program: Walking through the Application Process
Guest post by Catherine Perkins. If you spend enough time in a foreign country, things stop feeling “foreign” and start feeling normal; sometimes you don't realize just how normal until you return home. In my case, I expressed my reverse culture shock by stormily watching Americans perform tasks, … [Read more...] about Travels from Bhutan: Repatriation and Reflections
Guest post by Catherine Perkins You know from my earlier post that I spent almost five months living, studying, traveling, and working in the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan, a small country in the Himalayas tucked between China and India. It’s one of the few countries that still identifies as a … [Read more...] about Travels in Bhutan: Living in a Buddhist Country
Guest Post by Wendy Justice Among its Southeast Asia neighbors, the Philippines stands out as the easiest option for residency. Here are four ways you can qualify. Although the Philippines isn't the only country in Southeast Asia that offers retirement visas, it may offer the best. Let's … [Read more...] about Easiest Residency in Southeast Asia
Guest post by Catherine Perkins I left the United States for a study abroad program in Bhutan in February and didn’t return home until July, with my head full of almost five months of experiences in a different country. When I reunite with friends here, their first question is, “How was … [Read more...] about Travels in Bhutan: The Last Shangri-La
Where's the best country to retire overseas? I get that question a lot. I wish I had a simple answer, but as long as people are different -- with different hopes, wishes, dreams, likes and dislikes -- there's no one-size-fits-all answer. And sometimes asking "which country" isn't the right … [Read more...] about Where’s the Best Country to Retire Overseas in 2013?