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Destination Guides: What you need to know before you move abroad

Whether you’re embarking on an expat adventure, moving overseas with your family, or are taking an international career assignment, let our Destination Guides help you on your way. From local culture and business etiquette, to finding a home, making sure you can access the health care support you may need, and much more.

Mt. Fuji with red and chureito pagoda in Fujiyoshida, Japan

Japan

Japan is a unique country with a distinctive culture. It offers expats a safe and vibrant lifestyle, where their skills, language and cultural capital are in demand.

Guide to Japan

 

Panoramic view of Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain

Brazil

With vibrant cities, idyllic white beaches and dramatic jungles, Brazil offers a wonderful blend of history, natural beauty and modern locations. Covering 5.2 million square miles, with incredible biodiversity, Brazil is certainly an exotic expat destination.

Guide to Brazil

 

Costa Rica

Costa Rica may be famous for a small number of things, but it excels at each one: biodiversity, eco-tourism, coffee and the fact that that it is a perennial winner in expat and ‘happiness’ surveys. Expats want to live there and those who do, love it.

Guide to Costa Rica

Indonesia

Indonesia is a lower-middle-income tropical country with a population of over 250 million people. A vibrant and diverse country, Indonesia fuses a wide range of cultural influences from neighbours and visitors.  Living and working there allows you to go beneath the surface of tourist life to experience its rich heritage on a truly horizon-expanding adventure.

Guide to Indonesia

Italy

Nestled between the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas, Italy is home to approximately 60 million people. It’s a country where history rubs shoulders with ultra-modernity, as do rural tradition and urban commerce. With a warm, temperate climate, rich and welcoming culture, and diverse landscapes, it’s little wonder Italy is such a popular relocation destination for expats.

Guide to Italy

Kenya

Straddling the equator and famed for its majestic wildlife, beautiful countryside and vibrant culture, Kenya is also known as the cradle of humanity. The country’s economy is growing and there are numerous opportunities for employment in the country. With Mombasa on the coast, and Nairobi, the capital, in the south of the country, and hundreds of smaller towns and settlements throughout Kenya, this ancient land has countless opportunities for all. 

Guide to Kenya

Hong Kong

A vibrant territory of China with a unique history and blend of Chinese and British cultural influences, Hong Kong is a popular expat destination. An innovative economic hub, the region offers generous salaries, comparatively low taxes and excellent quality of life, including diverse leisure and education opportunities. 

Guide to Hong Kong

Australia City Australia City

Australia

Laid-back, easy-going but upfront and hardworking: the people of Australia are culturally diverse and welcoming.

Guide to Australia

Canada Canada

Canada

Culturally diverse, financially strong and with a high standard of living, Canada offers an easy-going yet exciting way of life to the newcomer.

Guide to Canada

View of the Sakuma River leading up to the Taj Mahal in Agra, India View of the Sakuma River leading up to the Taj Mahal in Agra, India

India

One of the fastest growing economies in the world, and the largest democracy, India is expected to overtake China by 2028 as the world’s most populous nation.

Guide to India

Qatar Qatar

Qatar

A high quality of living, excellent health care and education, and a warm welcome for the expat community: Qatar is a tiny Gulf nation with a lot to offer.

Guide to Qatar

Singapore Singapore

Singapore

A small island nation north of the equator, Singapore is located in Southeast Asia and is the world’s only island city-state – being both the country and its capital.

Guide to Singapore

Spain Spain

Spain

The rugged landscapes, rich cultural history and reliably warm weather have long been a draw for expats looking for a healthy, southern European lifestyle.

Guide to Spain

Thailand Thailand

Thailand

It’s not just the idyllic beaches, tropical islands and warm, welcoming, fun-loving people that appeal to foreigners thinking of relocating to Thailand.

Guide to Thailand

Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam

With a single-party Communist government and a difficult history, it would be easy to overlook the welcoming, optimistic, and hard-working nature of the people that call it home.

Guide to Vietnam

South Africa farming South Africa farming

South Africa

A land of stunning landscapes, fascinating wildlife and an up-and-coming economy, South Africa has much to offer the newcomer.

Guide to South Africa

China night skyline China night skyline

China

China is the world’s fastest largest economy, but this is also a country where old traditions sit with contemporary innovations.

Guide to China

Mountain view in Indonesia Mountain view in Indonesia

United Arab Emirates

A culturally rich country flanked by the calm waters of the Persian Gulf and dramatic desert and mountains, the UAE comprises seven diverse emirates, and presents expats with economic and lifestyle opportunities.

Guide to UAE

Aerial view of Berlin skyline Aerial view of Berlin skyline

Germany

A blend of beautiful natural landscapes and cosmopolitan cities, it’s little wonder that Germany is regarded as one of the most sought-after destinations for expats.

Guide to Germany

Kuala lumpur skyline Kuala lumpur skyline

Malaysia

A blend of socio-cultural influences, including Malay, Chinese, Indian and European, Malaysia also presents an abundance natural wonders and economic opportunities, making it a popular destination for expats.

Guide to Malaysia

France city street France city street

France

This large European country is popular with expats the world over. With its diverse landscapes, rich culture, temperate climate and varied population, France offers a wealth of opportunity for work and leisure.

Guide to France

United Kingdom skyline United Kingdom skyline

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom (U.K.) is a popular choice with expats the world over looking for a high standard of living, excellent employment prospects and a diverse cultural mix. Find out much of what you need to know – and consider – before embarking on a relocation to the U.K. here. 

Guide to U.K.

The Angel of Independence stands in the center of a roundabout in Mexico City, Mexico. The Angel of Independence stands in the center of a roundabout in Mexico City, Mexico.

Mexico

Mexico’s growing economy, temperate climate, modern cities and friendly, family-orientated culture are a draw for educated, professional immigrants from around the world. If you’re considering moving to the country, this guide gives you a good indication of what you need to consider before making the move. 

Guide to Mexico

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