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
Today is Valentine's Day, so I thought we'd start today's post with a little love story. Back in the 1600's, a young man fell in love with a beautiful young woman he saw in the bazaar. Not an uncommon event, I'm sure. They married a few years later, and lived happily together until she died while … [Read more...] about Expats, Life and Love for Valentine’s Day
Blogs by and about expats are a great place to find information, ideas, tips, and get a general feel for what it might be like to live elsewhere. Here are a dozen interesting expat blogs I've found recently. Europe Expat in Germany provides information about living in Germany (and a little bit … [Read more...] about Best Places to Find Expat Life Information, Ideas and Tips
Every year, Mercer conducts a Quality of Living survey. Results for 2010 were announced a couple of days ago. Vienna, Austria, keeps its #1 spot for another year. Top 10 cities worldwide for quality of living are: Vienna, Austria Zurich, Switzerland Geneva, Switzerland Vancouver, … [Read more...] about Top Quality of Living Cities for 2010
A Review of The Samurai’s Daughter by Sujata Massey Christmas in San Francisco – what an exciting holiday! But not for Japanese-American Rei Shimura, who grew up there. Rei has lived in Japan for several years, the fruition of a lifelong dream. She eked out a living teaching English to business … [Read more...] about Hard Things Survive
In the Expat Web group on LinkedIn, a member asked recently, “As an Expat, which countries do you think have the best and worst health care systems?” Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, Malta and France all received positive comments. One poster said Japan’s was “the worst I ever experienced.” … [Read more...] about Which Countries Have the Best Health Care?