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Live like a local: Tips on integrating into a new country

According to a MoveHub survey, just 35% of expats relocate primarily for work. The survey suggests that the remainder move for a lifestyle change or cultural experiences, among other reasons. If you want to become an expat to immerse yourself in a new culture, read these helpful tips.

Live like a local

How to build your expat life as a woman in the Middle East 

Choosing to move to the Middle East is a big decision. As a woman, the decision may feel particularly daunting. The culture and customs — particularly regarding the attitudes towards, and the rights of, women — are commonly accepted as very different to those in countries outside the region. Make sure you’re in the know before you go.

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Where are Americans emigrating to and why? 

Just as many immigrants arrive in America seeking a better quality of life, many Americans are leaving for the same reasons. Find out where they’re moving to and why.

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Health care quality in the Far East: China, Japan, Philippines, South Korea and Taiwan

The provision and quality of health care services vary greatly from country to country and territory to territory, and this guide provides an overview for those considering relocating to the Far East.

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Health care quality in Africa: Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa

Foreign nationals seeking to live and work in Zimbabwe might want to ensure they have adequate private medical insurance to cover private treatment and evacuation to somewhere with additional facilities, if necessary.

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How deadly is your job? The most dangerous professions in the world

While the causes of death in the work place can be varied – from mechanical failures to animal-related accidents – stress and exhaustion are a common root cause.

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Health care quality in the Americas: Brazil, Argentina and Mexico

Find out what would-be expats and the globally mobile need to know about the health care quality and systems available in the region. 

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Health care quality in the Middle East: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar and more

For those considering relocating to the Middle East, this guide provides an overview of the health care available in the region. 

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Health care quality in Southeast Asia: Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Indonesia

Get a better understanding of the health care services and systems in countries and territories around Southeast Asia, from Vietnam to Thailand, Singapore to Brunei and more.

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An expat’s guide to housing in Metro Manila

Half a million people live there – and another half a million go to work there every day.

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Where to go for a Moroccan Hammam in Dubai

Today, you’ll find hammam (the word brings together the Arabic for “bath” and“to warm up”) taking place in a variety of settings: from common facilities where the patrons gather to chat, to luxurious five-start experiences in hotels and health spas.

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Where to go for a Moroccan Hammam in Dubai
Where to go for a Moroccan Hammam in Dubai

The secrets of Japan's high life expectancy

Year after year, Japan has topped the international league tables for life expectancy. So why is life expectancy in Japan higher than in other developed countries?

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Living in South Korea: Housing types

Since many Koreans live with their parents until they marry, and married couples tend to have children shortly after tying the knot, there is less demand for smaller apartments for couples in the country.

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