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Great Books on How to Move Abroad and Expat Overseas

Post by Winston » February 23rd, 2008, 9:12 am

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Leaving America: The New Expatriate Generation

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Today more than ever, large numbers of Americans are leaving the United States. It is estimated that by the end of the decade, some 10 million of the brightest and most talented Americans, representing an estimated $136 billion in wages, will be living and working overseas. This emigration trend contradicts the internalized myth of America as the land of affluence, opportunity, and freedom. What is behind this trend? Wennersten argues that many people these days, from college students to retirees, are uncertain or ambivalent about what it means to be an American. For example, many are uncomfortable with that they believe America has come to represent to the rest of the world. At the same time, globalization and advances in technology have enabled the growth of a telecommuting work force whose members can live in one country and work in another, and this trend, among other factors, has encouraged a new generation of people to respond to the pull of "global citizenship." Leaving America is an important reexamination of one of the most central stories in the history of American culture--the story of the immigrant coming to the Promised Land. While millions still come to American and millions more still wish to do so, there is an important counterflow of emigration from America to distant parts of the planet. This book focuses on modern American expatriates as a significant and heretofore largely ignored counterpoint phenomenon every bit as central to understanding modern America as is the image of a nation of immigrants. The greatest irony in America today may well be that while argument and discord prevail in the edifice of American democracy about diversity, economic justice, equality, and the Iraq War, many of the most thoughtful citizens have already left the building.

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[A] thought-provoking book that fleshes in a compelling picture of Americans abroad....If you've ever considered taking off for places unknown--or were curious about why others might do so--Wennersten's book offers fascinating and reasoned insights into this complex issue.The Hill Rag

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"Leaving America is a pioneering book on a vital topic. It offers insights into why millions of U.S. citizens have left their country to live and work abroad and how their expatriate experience is reshaping the meaning of American citizenship. Wennerstens book also raises crucial questions about why more and more Americans feel alienated by current American politics and popular culture." - Bernard Mergen, professor emeritus, George Washington University

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JOHN R. WENNERSTEN has lived a total of eleven years abroad in Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan. He was recently a Senior Fellow at the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution. Currently he is a writer-lecturer for the Maryland Humanities Commission. He is Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, and held a tenured professorship at Tokiwa University in Japan.

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Post by LukeSkywalker » February 23rd, 2008, 6:27 pm

"global citizenship."
Oh boy, "global citizenship". Sounds like a Marxist-Leninist dream to me. No, no, USA citizens are not global citizens. They are US citizens. If somebody ever comes in here acting like a "global citizen" I and everybody else in this town will tell them that they had better drop the "global citizen" act immediately and start acting like a decent and proper American.

But I will tell you why people are leaving America. People are leaving because they are sick and tired of all the socialists and of the fact that they control the government and the government is getting bigger and bigger and controlling more and more things. But the socialists are not America, and will never be America.

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Post by Winston » August 11th, 2018, 11:18 am

This seems to be a better book according to reviews.

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https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Out-Leav ... 00B6U7KMY/

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One of the most popular titles in Process' Self-Reliance series, Getting Out is a smartly designed and easy-to-navigate compendium about your best options for a new homeland, and how to navigate a myriad of hurdles before and after you get there.

Here are the rules, resources, and experiences of dozens of expat Americans on every continent, including author Mark Ehrman, who moved from Los Angeles to Berlin after publishing Getting Out. The updated and expanded edition contains new information on taxes, healthcare, food, drink, drugs, security, and suggestions about how to start a business or make a living in foreign lands.
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Post by Winston » August 11th, 2018, 12:06 pm

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Written by an American expat who lived in Italy and is still living in France, this book gives you the right questions to ask about moving abroad. Better yet, it also gives you the answers. Living in another country can be a wonderful experience, but it is also a daunting one. Avoid the pitfalls the author made by learning how to do the research, so you can make a great decision.

The book covers:

▪ Common reasons for moving overseas, and how to know if expatriation is the right move for you
▪ Pros and cons of living overseas
▪ How to choose your destination country
▪ The legalities of moving overseas
▪ Why it’s important to make a trial run to determine if you really want to move to the country
▪ How to do thorough research before you move, including living arrangements, work, culture, languages, and
more
▪ The legal, tax and financial considerations of moving overseas, including income, taxes, retirement savings, and
FATCA/FBAR
▪ Case studies of one country – Italy -- to help you get an idea of what might be involved in your move
▪ Tips for a smooth move, including ideas for packing, shipping, moving pets, finding housing, and more
▪ How to adjust to life in a new country, including finding needed resources, fitting into a new culture and making
friends
▪ How to earn a living while abroad, including information on how to find a job, starting your own company or
working as a freelancer
▪ The common mistakes expats make and how to avoid them
▪ How to adopt the habits of a happy expatriate
▪ Many Helpful Website Links
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Post by Winston » August 11th, 2018, 12:10 pm

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Thinking about working, studying, or retiring overseas? This concise guide can help you decide whether, where, and how to make your move, enable you to avoid some pitfalls and cope with others, and give you the confidence you need to relax and enjoy the ride. 101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad covers the entire process, including planning the move, packing, finding a lost dog at the airport, house hunting, health care, banking, tactfully evicting houseguests who have overstayed their welcome, making friends, dealing with culture shock and homesickness, and learning the language (yes, you can!). Don't head overseas without it!
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Post by Winston » August 11th, 2018, 12:14 pm

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Work abroad, find jobs, and make a living even if you don't really live anywhere in particular.

Whether you are looking to escape the daily grind by going on an overseas working holiday, create positive change as a volunteer, expand your CV as an intern, find a long-term international career, start your own business, or dabble in becoming a location-independent digital nomad, this book will help you turn your dreams into a reality in your own way, in your own time, and at your own pace.

Full of true stories, inspirations, hard-won advice, raw honesty, and sneaky tricks, this guide will help you to explore the many short and long-term work possibilities available around the world.

Authors Kristen Palana and Jacqueline Seidel are female travelers and expatriates with decades of experience living, studying, backpacking, volunteering, and working abroad. Get their perspective as well as that of the many expats who contributed to this book from every continent (except Antarctica) and learn what works and what doesn't when trying to successfully navigate your career abroad.

Here's what you'll find inside:

Firsthand accounts, interviews, and stories of global living and work adventures and misadventures abroad

Insider tips and resources for finding the best working holiday and short-term job experiences

Tips for funding your overseas working dream even if you have no budget to start with
An action plan for taking your first steps toward a fulfilling long-term international career
Learn the top work abroad tips and the mistakes to avoid BEFORE you start your journey

Get insider advice for successful internship and volunteer abroad experiences

Top work abroad resources to get you started planning your short or long term international career

Gain an understanding of the expat mindset and what it really takes to work overseas

Smart tactics for starting a business abroad

Ideas for getting started as a location-independent digital nomad

Insights and resources for those who are returning home after working abroad

Inspirations to help you conquer your fears, leave your comfort zone, and just do it!

This book is for current students, recent graduates, those looking to make a career change, the unemployed or underemployed, adventurous
entrepreneurs, wide-eyed dreamers, and anyone who is ready to become the
person they always wanted to be in the place they always wanted to
see. It's also for those not quite ready to take the leap abroad but
who would like to learn more about the opportunities, risks, rewards,
and challenges that come with living a life less ordinary.

Let's get you started on your own unique journey!
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"It takes far less effort to find and move to the society that has what you want than it does to try to reconstruct an existing society to match your standards." - Harry Browne

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Post by Winston » August 11th, 2018, 12:17 pm

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Achieve your dream of retiring abroad while on a budget

The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget provides a detailed guide to one of the least-known but most effective retirement strategies in today's chaotic economic environment: retiring abroad. The premise is simple: Enjoy a happier, healthier, more fulfilling retirement than you could possibly afford in the U.S. or Canada by finding the right overseas retirement haven. The book reveals those affordable havens and the strategies for successfully making the move that could save your retirement. Aimed at retirees and near-retirees in the U.S. and Canada, this book's strategies apply just as well to younger people and people with families who are looking for ways to improve their quality of life while at the same time lowering their cost of living. It includes solutions for the challenges of continuing to work and earn money abroad, too.

As long-time contributors to the acknowledged leader in the field, International Living, authors Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher have at their disposal more than thirty years of International Living experience and expertise in the topic. They've been writing about living overseas for more than 12 years and have created their own broad and deep body of work, including regular blogs on the topic for Huffington Post and AARP. The authors include information and strategies that can be successfully applied by anyone regardless of their political or economic opinions. For anyone who wants a happier, healthier, more affordable life, The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget shows you how to enjoy the romance and excitement of living abroad on an affordable budget.
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Re: Great Books on How to Move Abroad and Expat Overseas

Post by Winston » August 11th, 2018, 1:44 pm

And of course, our forum member Ghost has written two great guides on moving abroad for those on a budget too!

Expatriation Apocalypse



Expatriation Ragnarok

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Post by Winston » August 11th, 2018, 2:09 pm

Check this out. Is it really possible to fly abroad for 20 dollars? No way.

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Life Nomadic is equal parts inspiration and practical advice for anyone who has ever dreamed of traveling the world. Learn how to take luxury cruises for less than thirty dollars a day, buy flights for as little as twenty dollars, and book hotels for not much more. Besides traveling cheaply, you'll also discover how to get the most out of your travels buy packing light, living like a local, and using cutting edge technology to your advantage.
Check out my FUN video clips in Russia and Female Encounters of the Foreign Kind video series and Full Russia Trip Videos!

Join my Ukrainian/Russian Women Dating Site to meet thousands of legit foreign girls at low cost!

"It takes far less effort to find and move to the society that has what you want than it does to try to reconstruct an existing society to match your standards." - Harry Browne

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