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Living and working in Switzerland: A survival handbook

Author: David Hampshire

Language: English

Summary: Written in an entertaining style with a touch of humor, Living and Working in Switzerland is designed to provide newcomers with the practical information necessary for a relatively trouble-free life. It contents include finding a job, permits & visas, health, accommodation, finance, insurance, education, shopping, post office and telephone services, public transport, motoring, TV and radio, leisure, sports and much, much more. Essential reading for anyone planning to spend an extended period in Switzerland. – Source: Amazon.com

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The expert expat: Your guide to successful relocation abroad

Author: Melissa Brayer-Hess and Patricia Linderman

Language: English

Summary: Trusted by thousands of families and individuals, The Expert Expat is essential reading for anyone moving overseas. Personal stories – from the authors’ dozens of years abroad as well as the experience of countless expats worldwide – help prepare people for the exhilarating and daunting task of establishing a life far from home. This new edition includes an important chapter on safety, expert advice on preventing identity theft and responding to terrorist threats and, for the increasing number of people traveling solo, guidance on networking and establishing a home. Now more than ever, The Expert Expat’s practical advice and encouragement eases the challenges and helps create a rewarding experience living abroad. – Source: Amazon.com

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Survival Kit for Overseas Living: For Americans Planning to Live and Work Abroad

Author: L. Robert Kohls

Language: English

Summary: For over twenty years, travelers seeking exciting and rewarding adventures abroad have looked to Bob Kohls for advice and have made Survival Kit for Overseas Living one of the most popular books ever published on crossing cultures, buying over 300,000 copies. With this new edition, sojourners about to set out to live or work overseas will soon discover why Kohls’ experience and wisdom have stood the test of time. Kohls’ penetrating insights and practical strategies on how to avoid stereotypes, how to explore the mysteries of culture, and how values and different ways of thinking influence behavior make this an indispensable guide. To bridge the cultural divide-whether traveling alone or with a family, for business or education, whether staying a month or a lifetime-pack this guide first! – Source: Amazon.com

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The Expat Partner’s Survival Guide: A light-hearted but authoritative manual for anyone accompanying their partner on an overseas assignment

Author: Clara Wiggins

Language: English

Summary: From how to organise an overseas move to what to do in the event of an earthquake, the Expat Partner’s Survival Guide is a light-hearted yet in-depth guide for anyone accompanying their partner on an overseas assignment. In our increasingly globalised society, more and more people are moving to another country to work – and many of these people are taking their partners and families with them. What does it feel like to sit at home alone in a strange country on the first day your partner leaves for work? How easy is it to find the right school for your child – and what happens if your child hates it there? Where exactly are you going to track down all the ingredients needed for tonight’s dinner? And what happens when it all goes very, very wrong? This authoritative guide draws on the expert advice of more than 70 expat partners who have been there, done that and survived to tell their tales. The experts include author Clara Wiggins, who spent her childhood as a ‘trailing daughter’ accompanying her diplomat parents on various exotic postings including the Philippines and Venezuela. – Source: Amazon.co.uk

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Jakarta shopper’s guide

Author: American Women’s Association of Jakarta

Language: English

Summary: This book is a MUST for anybody landing in Jakarta. It tells you everything about where to find everything – from a pen to a car, including doctors, restaurants and schools. With a very good introduction to practical life in Jakarta.

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