The aptly named Expat.com is an exchange network of free information and advice for expatriates living abroad and for those about to relocate abroad. Providing help and support in a wide range of areas and topics, the website (www.expat.com) is designed by expatriates for expatriates.
Much of the wealth of information on Expat.com comes from the experiences and local knowledge gained by expats living in countries around the world. The Expat.com network comprises over 1,597,700 members in 197 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Oceania and Central, North and South America.
Expat.com CEO & Founder Julien Faliu has himself been “living abroad since 2003”. He is supported in the management and ongoing development of the Expat.com community by a multicultural, multilingual team of professionals with experience in living abroad.
By joining Expat.com, which is free, you can get in touch with expats across the globe. Along with meeting new people and finding out about locally-organized expat events and so forth, you’ll also find on the site a guide to living abroad with information on such topics as visa and work permit requirements and procedures, searching for a job, finding housing, health care, banking, transportation, communication networks and more.
There’s also a business directory to help you find companies, professionals and organizations and their respective products/services, a classifieds section, a housing section to help you sell or find accommodation, tips on moving abroad and free quotes you can get on expat health insurance, international moving and international money transfer.
Forums are an active element of Expat.com, with ongoing discussions on various topics. Hundreds of articles posted by Expat.com members from around the world also make for interesting and informative reading, while the numerous blogs are another engaging insight into expats’ daily lives.
For a scintillating visual glimpse into global expat life, Expat.com’s photo album is where members can post pictures from their countries around the world.