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I am not a world traveler, although I have visited a few countries. There are many interesting people whom I have come across, and the Expat is number one on my list. Therefore, I have decided to start a page and posts for my Expat friends to tell their stories. Also, I wish to be able to connect them with those who wish to become Expats.

Expat is short for Expatriate

An Expat is simply a person who lives in a country other than their country of legal residence or origin for long periods of time. Here lately that definition has been challenged, as there are growing rates of people who find life more favorable in other countries. They decide to remain there under the title of an expat

There are many reasons for becoming an expat. For example, I have met college students who have become bored with the traditional education system. They decided that they would rather experience the information being formally taught here in the States. In one or two cases which I have heard of, the students had made great progress in their studies after returning home. One of the downfalls was returning home to discover their friend’s progression out of the educational setting and into the working world.

There are other people who have worked all of their lives and wish to retire in a less stressful environment. There are many more reasons for becoming an Expat, but I refuse to bore you with statistics. Please feel free to explore the URLs below, leading to the stories of my Expat friends. You may contact them for any information that has not already been provided. For those of you who have been guided here by my signup form

http://bit.ly/1oK1kYD   . Please note that this is only the intro page to information for expats. I have prepared other pages and posts, and I am building more, as I research. You will receive the info as I complete and post my research on the subjects. For those of you who do not wish to complete the expat signup form, please feel free to visit from time to time for more information.

EXPAT TOOLS
HOW DO EXPATS SURVIVE ECONOMICALLY IN OTHER COUNTRIES?

Turn Your Spending Habits into Saving Habits
This Is for You Travel Enthusiasts and Expats
Health and Wellness for All (Foreign and Domestic)
Successful Expat Tool
Another Expat Economic Tool

General Expat Essentials
No Expat Should Be Without This
Visiting the United States?
Consulting & Management Services for Philippine Expats
Manage Your Mail From Anywhere In The World
Exclusively For Expats

Travel Agencies

The Best Wholesale Travel Club Membership Ever!!!
Expedia
Journey Pass
World of Magic Travel Services
Travel Ash

THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

I have an information post for international exchange students and faculty/teachers in a post called InternationalExchange Student Identity card. As well as a legal number that can be used all over the world there are many of benefits such as discounts on travel and restaurants. For more info, all you need to do is click the word

International Calling

Communication is very important when you are living abroad. calling home can be very expansive. That’s why I have prepared a post for affordable calling cards.

The Pingo calling card in the Philippines

Could this be the last international calling card that you will ever need?

FIND HOTELS WORLDWIDE THE EASY WAY
HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT HOTEL
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide,Inc.
one of the world’s largest companies as far as hotels are concerned.
Travel the world with very little money
One of the Best Kept Secrets

EXPAT CONNECTIONS

Below you will find URLs to the pages of some of my expat friends, and there are more to come.
My Philippine Journey
LIFE BEYOND THE SEA
BADLADZ RESORT – Philippines
LIFE IN THE PHILIPPINES
Dr. Mike The Philippine Guide