Expat web guide
Thread poster: Evert DELOOF-SYS

Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
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Jun 20, 2003

Quite a few of us belong to the 'expat club'.

The following list (from IHT) of Web sites is intended to be a resource for expatriates around the globe.

General resources
A general reference site, focusing on Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands with articles ranging from recent news to the best day spas in Paris. Classifieds and discussion forums are also available.

Detailed country profiles and articles from publications worldwide, published from Dubai Internet City in the United Arab Emirates.

On the Web since 1997, this site has city and country profiles, advice from readers, as well as an international education guide, articles on working abroad and more.

Discussions from Yahoo including forums for Indians living in Germany, expat mothers and Americans in Thailand. If you don't find a topic of interest in the more than 350 groups, then you can start your own.


This site, from the Centers for Disease Control, allows readers to select a destination and see recent information on diseases and outbreaks, required vaccinations for traveling and more.

Health conditions, statistics and legislation by country from the World Health Organization.

A substancial, (but not yet comprehensive), list of hospitals around the world maintained by Massachusetts General Hospital.

Family and children

A couple with experience in traveling with their children share tips on topics ranging from changing diapers at Buckingham Palace to the best seats on the plane for the kids.

A weblog from author Robin Pascoe about the challenges of living abroad, with a focus on women and families and a web guide.

Advice on how to raise children to speak more than one language.

Education and Language

This U.S.-based site lists study programs, internships, and entry-level job and teaching opportunities abroad. An embassy directory is also available.

A directory with links to Web sites for international schools.

Test your language skills in French, Spanish, Italian and German with help from the BBC. Essential phrases and guides to slang are also available.

Translate phrases and Web sites from English to Portuguese, German to French, etc...

A collection of translation dictionaries online.

Culture & Lifestyle

From BBC, stories emailed from expats around the world.

A regularly updated guide to cultural events around the globe, with a twice-monthly email newsletter.

Event listings and reviews of selected restaurants, bars, clubs and more for 34 cities worldwide.

List of holidays around the world from Yahoo.

Numbers and Statistics

Time and date clock that can be personalized as well as a meeting planner for inter-continental phone calls.

A convertor for almost every world currency and a daily currency rate email.

International telephone area codes, a world phone guide, global electricity guide and a mobile phone guide.

Convert weight, temperature, distance, volume and more.

Indexes of living costs abroad, from the U.S. State Department.

Country statistics, including population estimates, geography and government information, maps and much more.

For Americans Abroad

Association of American Residents Overseas. Information on citizenship, absentee voting, taxation and health insurance.

News from publications around the globe and more.

Absentee voting information for Americans.

A directory for the Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas.


An easy-to-search directory of embassies and consulates.

www.martindale.com From Martindale-Hubbell, find lawyers and law firms around the world, as well as other legal resources.

Import and export rules for pets, livestock and plants, from the U.S. government's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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José Luis Villanueva-Senchuk  Identity Verified
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Many thanks!! Jun 20, 2003

Great links!!


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Wouter van Kampen
Local time: 11:55
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Thanks Evert Jun 20, 2003

Zal eens zien of er wat voor mijn vrouw bij zit. Misschien wordt ik zelf wel weer expat. Wie weet

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shfranke  Identity Verified
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Local time: 21:55
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Many thanks for this useful list Jun 20, 2003

Many thanks for this useful list!

I am departing for Iraq next month, and several of those URLs will be very useful to members of my language support services team.

All best regards,

Stephen H. Franke
Los Angeles

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