At Expat Explorer we've been swapping tips, reviewing far flung expat destinations and sharing our perspective, as well as yours, for more than seven years and we feel it’s time for us to take the next step in our evolution.
Our beautiful new hub, click to through to explore
Today we launch our brand new Expat Explorer hub. The hub is your one stop shop for all our interactive expat tools, from old favourites like our Expat Explorer survey interactive map, to brand new additions like our 34 dedicated Expat Country Guides, there is plenty to get your teeth into. But where to get started?
1. Create your relocation checklist
Would you know what you’d need to bring if that golden job opportunity in Hong Kong came through tomorrow? In our new country guides you can create your own customised interactive checklist and feel better prepared for that dream move.
2. Watch our crowdsourced video using hints, tips and insights taken from the expat community
Expats have shared almost 1,700 hints & tips through our website over the years and countless more have been sent to @expatexplorer. We’ve collected some of the best expat tips and collaborated with animator, Tim Keeling, to work his magic with these different expat perspectives to create a short film celebrating expat life.
3. Read up on the cultural quirks of your next expat destination
Unsure about dress conventions in the Middle East or what saving ‘face’ means in China? Now there is no excuse for being unprepared with our country guides. Whilst you’re at it you can read up on the education, accommodation and healthcare in your dream expat destination too.
4. Find the best country in the world for you
Our interactive map shows the best countries for expats based on career prospects, the culture and raising children, but no two expats are the same! On our interactive tool you can search for destinations that have a good work life balance, great local food and encourage your children to be more outgoing. Expats can select from the options and criteria that are most important to them to discover the best expat locations.
5. Submit a top 5 list to our hints and tips website
Think you can write a great top 5 list about life abroad? Create your own here, and share your thoughts about life as an expat. Perhaps you know the best markets in the world, the must-see places in Europe or the 5 best tips for making friends, your only challenge is finding something original to say.
If you’ve made the move abroad, we want to hear from you! The 2015 Expat Explorer survey is now open! Take 15 minutes to help fellow expats by letting us know your views on life abroad and spread the word by using #EESurvey15 on Twitter!