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FAQs for Living and Working Overseas:


Written by a former Peace Corps Volunteer living overseas since 1989

The Expat Guy: FAQs for Working and Living Overseas

Moving Overseas - What Expenses are Involved?

What about Moving Expenses?
Plane Tickets?

Watch your weight

Be realistic about what you need to take with you and your actual moving expenses should not be much more than just your plane ticket. 

Know that overweight baggage fees are very expensive and can easily exceed hundreds of dollars - even for just one bag!  Double check your weight allowance and invest in a small scale and weigh your bags before heading to the airport.  Be particularly careful of things like books as they are very heavy.

Airplane Tickets

Decisions, decisions . . .  I advocate a conservative choice of an open one-year return ticket.  Just in case things fall apart and you hate your job.  You'll have this ticket in your back pocket and you won't have to worry about it.

One Way Airplane Tickets

Most people head overseas on a one-way ticket.  Partly because they think they will want to go traveling and not head right home after their first year overseas.  And, also, secretly, they may KNOW they will want to continue working overseas.

Employer's Airplane Tickets

Some employers will provide your ticket or reimburse you for your tickets either on arrival or after a certain period of time (they don't want to pay for your ticket just to have you bolt after a week on the job). 

Wait to buy your ticket - until you know what they will do.  Sometimes, this is all a very last minute nail-biting situation.  That's just how it is.  Get used to it.  Part of the "excitement" of heading overseas!

Easy enough, eh?

 

 

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