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Expat Women: General Links

Expat living is unique.  Please find below a wide range of expat resources and expat websites to help you succeed abroad.

If you are looking for individual country resources, including links to expat clubs please visit our countries page.
 
Conferences & Exhibitions for Expatriates... International Schooling (General)...
Financial & Taxation Assistance...  
Medical & Insurance... Other...
Pets... Relocation Resources...
Relocation Services... Students & Children...
Travel... Volunteering Abroad...
Expat Websites (General)...  
 
 
BPW International
http://www.bpw-international.org/
International Federation of Business & Professional Women
 
Expat Expo
http://www.expat-expo.info/
Switzerland's first and largest anglophone-oriented exposition
Zurich, Geneva, Zug, Basel
 
Expat Show Beijing, China
http://www.expatshowchina.com/expatshowbeijing/
 
Expat Show Shanghai, China
http://www.expatshowchina.com/expatshowshanghai/index.html
 
Families in Global Transition
http://www.figt.org
 
Expatica's I Am Not A Tourist Fair, Belgium and The Netherlands
http://www.expatica.com/
 
Expatica's I Am Not A Tourist Fair, Madrid, Spain
http://www.iamnotatourist.es/
 
International Women's Day
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

Celebrated on 8 March, International Women's Day (IWD) is the global day connecting all women around the world and inspiring them to achieve their full potential. This site links to thousands of sites and IWD events and activities.

To learn more about International Women´s Day and what is represents, visit the United Nations (UN) page:
http://www.un.org/events/women/iwd/2008/
 
The International Alliance for Women (TIAW)
http://www.tiaw.org/
Global Partnership Forum
Toronto, Canada
 
Women's International Networking (WIN)
http://www.winconference.net/eng/WIN-Conference

Global Summit of Women
http://www.globewomen.org
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Allo' Expat Home
http://www.alloexpat.com
Enjoy Allo' Expat information & communities throughout the five continents.


Anglo Info
http://www.angloinfo.com/
Local business directory worldwide. Relevant and reliable information services for expats. AngloINFO currently operates in 51 regions, 17 countries, the latest sites to be launched in London in 2010.


British Expats
http://www.britishexpats.com
A resource for British expats around the world. Immigration and general discussion forums, articles, blogs, chat room, photo gallery and more.


Contact Expats
http://www.contactexpats.com
Contact expats worldwide through our network.


e Diplomat
http://www.ediplomat.com/
Global Portal for Diplomats.


Expat Advisory Services
http://www.expat-advisory.com
A global site listing over 200 countries. Users can promote their business, events and general awareness via listings and articles such as reviews or interviews.


Expat Arrivals
http://www.expatarrivals.com
Expat Arrivals is the information hot spot for those moving overseas or living and working abroad. Find all the local info you need to 70 different destinations in our comprehensive country guides, unique expat interviews, personalized forums or specialized articles.


Expat Expert
http://www.expatexpert.com/
The home of the wonderful Robin Pascoe, who has written several books for expats and travels the world speaking to expat groups, spouses and international schools about various expatriation issues and challenges.


ExpatFinder
http://www.expatfinder.com
The Expat Search Engine: ExpatFinder is a search engine for people preparing to move or working and living abroad. Search the web, blogs and expat forums on topics including housing, local expat community, serviced apartments, insurance, schools, international property, expatriate banking, international movers, culture shock or anything else you can think of.


Expat Focus
http://www.expatfocus.com/
Global relocation advice for expatriates covering visas, residency, overseas employment, buying property abroad, international schools, offshore finance and more.


Expatica
http://www.expatica.com
The international community's home away from home on the web. It is a must-read for English-speaking expatriates and internationals across Europe, providing a tailored local news service and essential information on living in, working in or moving to your country of choice.

Expat Info Desk
http://www.expatinfodesk.com
Specializes in supplying city guides to help expatriates and their families successfully relocate abroad. It also contains a free resources section with general information on moving and working overseas.


Expat Interviews
http://www.expatinterviews.com/
Interviews with people living outside their home countries. Topics include what motivated them to live abroad, how they generate their income, and what they've learned from their experiences.


Expats Reunite
http://www.expatsreunite.com
Help reunite friends who have lost contact with each other.


InterExpat
http://www.interexpat.com/
Your Local Expatriate Community

Orient Expat
http://www.orientexpat.com/
The expatriate portal for all things Asian... Information, community forum and expat articles.


The Expat Woman
http://www.expatarrivals.com/article/the-expat-woman
A collection of articles written for women abroad by women abroad. Whether you're negotiating life as a trailing spouse, struggling to raise third culture kids, or simply trying to make it as an independent overseas this page has personal accounts and unique inserts that can help make your relocation a success.
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Barclays Wealth
http://offshore.barclays.com/
Barclays Wealth is the wealth management division of Barclays. Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate banking, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services, with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs approximately 147,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for over 48 million customers and clients worldwide.
 
GlobalTaxHelp.com – Tax Help For U.S. Expatriates Worldwide
http://www.globaltaxhelp.com
We provide extensive free self-help links and information – and should you have additional questions, we offer a free initial consultation by an accredited CPA for any United States income and estate tax problem you may be facing – no matter where in the world you are located!
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Directory of Overseas Schools
http://www.state.gov/m/a/os/
Directory of American schools overseas.

Good School Guide International
http://www.gsgi.co.uk/site
The Good Schools Guide International is completely independent, written by parents for parents. It covers the top British, American, IB and international schools worldwide that cater to English-speaking expatriates.
The GSGI also gives brisk, personal expat advice and educational overviews for each city, useful articles and real-time updates or red alerts.


International School Services
http://www.iss.edu
The web site of international schools with American curriculum.

 
ISBI Schools
http://www.isbi.com
Use this section to search amongst over 1,700 international schools worldwide.
 
Montessori Schools
http://www.montessori.org.uk
Use this site to search for a Montessori school in your area.
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Aetna Global Benefits
http://www.aetnaglobalbenefits.com/
ExpatWomen.com's Preferred Health Insurance Provider International Medical Insurance and International Assistance for Expatriates.
 
Alcoholics Anonymous
http://www.aa-intergroup.org
This is an link off Alcoholics Anonymous to help you find a meeting in numerous countries around the world.
 
Clements Worldwide
http://www.clements.com
A leading provider of trusted and reliable insurance services for expatriates.

Escape Artist
http://www.escapeartist.com
Links to hospitals all over the world.

International Travel and Health
http://www.who.int
Vaccination requirements and health advice from WHO.

Medibroker.com
http://www.medibroker.com
Medibroker is a fully independent international medical, health and travel insurance broker offering a free quote service with advice, globally across the Internet. Service is available to people of any nationality, anywhere, living or working in another country not shown on their passports.

Narcotics Anonymous
http://www.na.org
This is the links page for Narcotics Anonymous where one can find meetings internationally.

Sober Recovery
http://www.soberrecovery.com/
The SoberRecovery directory lists hundreds of drug rehab and treatment centers, alcohol rehabilitation centers, sober living houses and recovery related web sites.

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British Corner Shop
http://www.britishcornershop.co.uk/
The online supermarket for expats.
 
Canto Speech Therapy - Online Speech Therapy
http://www.power-of-speech.com
Canto Speech Therapy is a full services speech and language therapy group specialized in providing services via the internet. Certified speech language pathologists (native English speakers) assess and treat individuals of all ages with communication difficulties. Online services also include information on childhood language development, information on childhood speech and language disorders, parental consulting, live interactive courses on language acquisition and emergent literacy.
 
Expat Essentials
http://www.expatessentials.com/
Your one-stop shopping service for all of your favourite British foods that you miss. They have over 8000 food and house care products.
 
European Professional Women's Network
http://www.europeanpwn.net/
European professional women's networking club with branches in many European countries.
 
Global Dinner Network "Be Inspired, Be Yourself"
http://www.global-dinner-network.com
Targeting both career women and female travellers, the Global Dinner Network is a fresh new way of using the internet to broaden your circle of friends and business contacts. Get advice and tips from local members or meet up with other business travellers to really get the most out of your trips abroad.
 
International Therapist Directory
http://www.internationaltherapistdirectory.com
Online global listing of professional mental health therapists who are familiar with the TCK and international expatriate experiences.
 
Life Coaching for Expatriates
http://www.clearhorizoncoaching.com/
Helping you to adjust and settle wherever you are in the world; to overcome beliefs that are holding you back; to plan and achieve new life or career directions; to be happier, more successful and more fulfilled.
 
US Family Liaison Office
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/
Web site created for US Foreign Service families, but open and valuable for all.
 
Women Run The World
http://www.womenruntheworld.com
A social networking website designed to help women travelers find running partners all over the world. On the site, travelers can find women running partners, running clubs that welcome out-of-town visitors to their group runs, and upcoming races at their destination.
 
Women Welcome Women World Wide (5W)
http://www.womenwelcomewomen.org.uk
With Women Welcome Women World Wide, the world belongs to you - a 5W member can make new friends in foreign lands or just around the corner, travel to far-flung places or enjoy having guests in her own home. Travelling with 5W is a safer way. Imagine having a network of friends wherever you go - having another woman to meet you at the airport when you arrive in a new country, for example, is reassuring in a land far from home.
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Pets on the go
http://www.petsonthego.com
Tips on international travel, transportation and emergency services and a listing of pet-friendly...

Pet Travel
http://www.itravelnet.com
Provides information on traveling with your pet, including how to choose the right small dog carrier and airline regulations.
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BRAnchor.com
http://www.branchor.com/
BRAnchor.com - An Interactive Relocation Resource Since 1990, BR Anchor Publishing has provided domestic and international relocation books for individuals and families. The company's distinctive books offer the most up-to-date advice, valuable checklists and Internet resources. Contact Amy Roman at aroman@branchor.com or 800.735.9209. Access our user-friendly web site, http://www.branchor.com/ to read book excerpts, reviews and school studies.

Project Visa
http://www.projectvisa.com/
Where we aim to keep you up to date with visa and embassy information for all countries.

Relocation Expert
http://www.relocationexpert.co.uk/
A site full all resources for anyone moving home. Comes out of the UK, but has useful information for moving to/from any country.

Relocation Journal
http://www.relojournal.com
Owned by Mobility Services International since 1992, Relocation Journal is designed to serve as a news aggregate for relocation professionals, providing the latest news in all areas of relocation and global mobility. We also offer two e-learning, webinar series, Global Bridges and Real Estate Series, which are open to all mobility professionals.

Relocation Services
http://www.hr-guide.com
Relocation resources and services directory.
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Allied
http://www.allied.co
Welcome to Allied The easiest move you’ll ever make begins here. Around the world or around the corner, Allied carries the load.
 
SIRVA Relocation
http://www.sirva.com
Relocating employees? Domestic relocations or International relocations? With services in over 130 countries, SIRVA Relocation has the global reach and local expertise to help relocate lives: anyone, anytime, anywhere.
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Council on International Educational Exchange
http://www.ciee.org/
Study abroad and work abroad with CIEE, the Council on International Educational Exchange. CIEE provides quality programs and services for individuals, communities, educational institutions and employers. Let us help you choose your international experience.
 
Global Education Explorer
http://www.globaleducationexplorer.com/globaledexpl.nsf/
Relocating families now have a cost-effective, web-based resource to best understand and compare educational systems across the globe. Developed by premiere global educational consulting firm, School Choice International, Global Education Explorer will enable you to quickly compare curriculum, assessments and customs between countries simply by inputting your home and destination countries, and child's birthdates.
 
iAgora - Work and Study Abroad Solutions
http://www.iagora.com/
Website for students and travelers with internships, jobs, travel, housing and hotels around the world.
 
InternAbroad
http://www.goabroad.com/intern-abroad
Internships searchable by country and type of work or academic discipline.
 
International School Friends
http://www.international-schoolfriends.com
Worldwide Community Of Students Of International Schools. Launched 2008.
 
International Schools Services
http://www.iss.edu
A non-profit corporation dedicated to excellence for children attending overseas schools worldwide.
 
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
http://www.nafsa.org/
NAFSA: Association of International Educators is a member organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities to the field. NAFSA serves its members, their institutions and organizations, and others engaged in international education and exchange and global workforce development.  The association has three major foci: Creating and disseminating knowledge; influencing public policy; and maintaining a strong association. Hundreds of NAFSA members volunteer to serve the Association.
 
Online Universities
http://www.emagister.net
Online educational directory to guide in the selection of the best accredited University in the US.
 
School Choice International
http://www.schoolchoiceinternational.com
An established international educational consulting firm specializing in finding the right schools for children wherever their parents relocate in the world.
 
Summer Study Abroad
http://www.GSEAbroad.com
Global Student Experience provides study abroad programs in Europe, Australia, Argentina and the UK.
 
Study Abroad
http://www.studyabroad.com/
StudyAbroad.com is the Internet's leading source of information on educational opportunities for students to study in other countries.
 
TCKID
http://www.tckid.com/
A Home For Third Culture Kids and Adults (TCKs).
 
Travel With Your Kids
http://www.travelwithyourkids.com
Everything you need to know about traveling as an expat family.
 
USA Girl Scouts Overseas
http://www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/global/overseas/
Serves American girls living overseas and girls attending American or international schools.

US Department of State - studying abroad
http://travel.state.gov
US Department of State website on studying abroad.

U.S. University Directory
http://www.stateuniversity.com/
An online university which offers online degrees and information on all U.S.
Universities and other colleges.


YouthCompass
http://www.youthcompass.org
A community youth organization, founded and run by Christians, but designed to support all teens in international communities regardless of faith background or interest. We work closely with others in the international community, schools, NGO, etc. to create infrastructure for teen activities.  In addition to providing local and regional activities, we also challenge international teens by encouraging them to participate in our humanitarian relief projects- primarily in Eastern Europe.
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Cheap Flights
http://www.directline-flights.co.uk/flight_search.cfm
One easy search for cheap flights from the major low cost, budget and scheduled airlines.
 
Expedia
http://www.expedia.com
Save on hotels, flights, and vacation packages.
 
My Destination
http://www.mydestination.com
My Destination is a global travel resource powered by a diverse community of local experts on the ground, providing unrivalled local knowledge and unique local deals.
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Cross Cultural Solutions
http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/
Volunteer Abroad - Work side by side with local people and experience another culture like never before.

Global Service Corps
http://globalservicecorps.org/
Volunteer abroad in Tanzania, Thailand or Cambodia with Global Service Corps, a successful leader in international volunteering and service-learning since 1992. Volunteer in Africa or Asia in programs such as: sustainable agriculture and food security; international health; community development; HIV/AIDS nutrition, education and prevention; teach English abroad; orphan care. Our in-country staff, host family and local accommodations, and year-round volunteer and internship opportunities make GSC the most unique and ground-level community organization since the Peace Corps.

Global Vision International
http://www.gvi.co.uk
Looking for a unique travel experience? Make a difference in some of the world's most critical conservation and community volunteering projects with GVI.

Global Volunteers
http://www.globalvolunters.org/
Travel That Feeds The Soul! Volunteer abroad on one of our many service programs or assist with USA volunteer programs. Live and work with local people on life-affirming community development projects for one, two or three weeks. Year round volunteer teams support some 100 host communities on 6 continents.

Independent Newspaper's Gap Year Listings
http://www.independent.co.uk/student/gap-year-listings-502598.html
Want to do something before going to university - see these listings for ideas

International Opportunities Program
http://www.cie.uci.edu
There are literally hundreds of opportunities for volunteering abroad. This page contains links to related web sites, as well as listings of some of the more well-known programs that exist.

NGO Abroad
http://www.ngoabroad.com/
Helping You Enter International Service.

Projects Abroad- Volunteer Abroad
http://www.projects-abroad.org/
Projects Abroad offers a diverse range of international service projects, plus the opportunity to become part of one of our volunteer communities abroad.

United Planet
http://www.unitedplanet.org/
United Planet offers one-week to fifty-two-week volunteer programs in 50 countries, called United Planet Quests.

Volunteering Abroad
http://www.grandtimes.com/Volunteering.html
Several articles from the book "Work Abroad" by Clay Hubbs on the why's and how's of volunteering abroad.

Volunteer Abroad
http://www.goabroad.com/volunteer-abroad
 
 
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