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How I Proposed Working Abroad and Full-Time

I crave international experience and welcome the opportunity to live out my sense of adventure while gaining global acumen. And while I am interested in all types of working abroad arrangements – fly-in and fly-out, short-term stays, long term assignments, and indefinite postings – these have not always been readily available or personally practical in my full-time work based in New York City. In order to create the dynamic global lifestyle I want and do really great full-time work, I’ve…

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Expat Monica on Starting a Business in Argentina

This week’s article comes from Monica, an expat running her own business in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Who is Monica? Greetings! My name is Monica Ganley. I am a consultant, business owner, horse lover, and polo player currently residing in Buenos Aires. My abroad story began just over four years ago, when I moved to Argentina after finishing my MBA. I was inspired to go abroad by my many international classmates that I met while completing my masters. I witnessed them…

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Four Months & Four Cities | The Remote Experience

Who is Jillian & why did you want to go abroad? After working remotely for nearly three years at IBM, I was craving an experience that would take me outside of my comfort zone (as well as my 600 sq. foot apartment in Boston). I had considered relocating to a new city or switching jobs to pursue something in fitness and wellness, which is where my personal passion lies. Somewhere in the middle of this “soul searching” I came across…

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Run, Don’t Walk, From These Companies

Currently I am working from my computer in a Buenos Aires cafe. I am also WhatsApping my brother in Chicago and Facebook messaging a friend in London. This is the new normal. Globalization coupled with economic instability has increased the desire for my generation to find work wherever we can in the world. Technology has made it much easier to do this successfully. This isn’t just a tiny trend. 71% of millennials want to go abroad in their career, according…

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My 30 Days in Argentina Experiment

I just spent the past 30 days abroad in Argentina, experiencing the magic that is Buenos Aires and getting swooped up in the Argentine way of life: meat, wine, gelato, repeat. When I started this year, I hadn’t planned to spend a month abroad, let alone in the Paris of South America. But I had dreams of being international and experiencing life from a different viewpoint for awhile. How it would happen I did not know. Yet, I kept visualizing myself…

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The New Expat Is Here & Changing Everything

I was a self-initiated expatriate. Meaning, I choose to go abroad. And the contract I was given was that of local foreign hire, not an American expat. This nearly blew my grandmother’s mind. She had known expats, and they were much older than me (and mostly male), always sent by their companies, and usually accompanied by a rich expat package. The fact that I was essentially volunteering to move abroad to work for Dirhams was ludicrous. But I am not…

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