Teaching English in Japan

Many people go to Japan. Whether it's for the adventure, seeking a significant other, or taking a break from the ordinary humdrum of life, Japan is definitely the place to expand your horizons and...

Moving to Cairo (Egypt)

Cairo is the largest city in the Arab world and the center of the region’s political and cultural life. It is the ideal destination for people who wish to be amidst the culture and...

Moving to Warsaw (Poland)

The Phoenix city of Warsaw is called so because it was damaged considerably during World War II and rebuilt by the Polish its citizens. Since then, the city has built itself into a financial...

Moving to Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands with a population of more than a million people. The name Amsterdam originates from Amstel dam i.e. a dam in the river Amstel. It is the financial...

Moving to Mexico City

This capital of Mexico, Mexico City* is a rare marriage of history and modernity. At 571 square miles, it is one of the biggest cities in the world and also one of the oldest. The...

Moving to London

The capital of England in the United Kingdom, this bustling metropolis is one of the world’s largest financial centres.  People from all across the globe converge here for university education and jobs in finance,...

Moving to Tokyo (Japan)

A bustling metropolis that holds over 35 million people, Tokyo is the economic hub of Asia. Earlier known as Edo, Tokyo got its name when it became the capital of Japan in 1868. The...

Moving to Rome (Italy)

Walking around Rome give you a glorious feeling, of standing in the midst of a great past and a rich history. Engulfing the Vatican City on all sides, Rome breathes an ecclesiastical spirit of...

Moving to Dublin (Ireland)

Dublin is the capital of Ireland and also its largest city. Literally translated, it means “town of the hurdled ford” or “the ford of the hurdles” and gets its name by the Vikings who...

Moving to Budapest (Hungary)

The political capital of Hungary, Budapest is also the commercial and educational capital of the country. Earlier comprising of three cities, Buda (on the west bank of River Danube), Obuda (old Buda) and Pest...

Moving to Mumbai (India)

Previously known as Bombay, Mumbai is the financial capital of India, with a confluence of people from various backgrounds and cultures from across the country. It is a city known to fulfill the dreams...

Moving to Argentina

South America is a wonderful continent with many interesting, distinct countries, but one of its finest parts is Argentina. This enormous country has everything a person could ever want, whether it is big city...

Moving to Turkmenistan

For people looking to make a change of scenery, Central Asia is a good place to look.  One country in particular is a great choice for a person who prefers a drier, more arid climate...

Moving to Uruguay

Though small in size, Uruguay has a lot to offer both tourists and residents. Moving to this lovely little country is a great idea for anyone looking to adopt a more tranquil lifestyle and...

Moving to Venezuela

Located on the northern coast of South America, Venezuela is one of the most interesting and environmentally rich countries on the continent.There is immense environmental diversity throughout the country, making it one of the...

Moving to Vietnam

Individuals who wish to live among nature's finest work should seriously consider moving to Vietnam. Located on the far eastern side of the Indochina Peninsula, Vietnam is the sixteenth most biodiverse country on the...

Moving to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

One of the tinier and less frequented of the Caribbean nations, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is one of the most charming and genuine destinations in the Lesser Antilles chain of islands.  The country...

Moving to Suriname

Located along the northern region of South America, Suriname happens to be the smallest sovereign state on the continent.  Originally a Dutch colony until independence in 1975, the country has been a relatively stable...

Moving to Paraguay

Nestled in the very middle of South America, Paraguay is the “Heart of America” (as the locals refer to their country).  A landlocked country bordered to the south by Argentina, to the east and...
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Moving to Thailand

The Kingdom of Thailand is situated in Southeast Asia and was formerly known as Siam. Thailand is best known for its year-round warm temperatures, gorgeous tropical beaches, islands and vibrant cities. As the country...
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Moving to Spain

The Kingdom of Spain is the second largest country in Europe. It is a developed country, a founder member of the European Union and a member of the United Nations. Due to its mild...

Moving to Switzerland

The pretty alpine country of Switzerland is known for its beautiful scenery, winter sports, secretive banking system and quality watch making. This is a very romantic view of one of the richest countries in...

Moving to Sri Lanka

The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is on the southernmost tip of India. Sri Lanka is a modern, industrial economy producing and exporting tea, coffee, coconuts and rubber. More...

Moving to Slovenia

The Republic of Slovenia is a small country in central Europe and was part of the former Yugoslavia until declaring independence in 1991. It is a member of the European Union and NATO. Its...
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Moving to San Marino

Of all the possible places abroad a person could choose to relocate to, perhaps none other is quite as serene and charming as San Marino.  That's simply because San Marino has a ton of...

Moving to Peru

One of the largest countries in the Americas, Peru is situated along the western coast of South America with a very extensive Pacific coastline.  Despite its proximity to the equator, there are a surprising...

Moving to Singapore

Uniquely an island, city and state, Singapore, the ‘Lion City’ sits at the southern tip of Malaysia and is joined to the mainland by the Johor-Singapore Causeway Bridge. Once an important port on the...

Moving to Serbia

The Republic of Serbia is in the center of the Balkans and formerly was part of Yugoslavia. It is right at the crossroads of Eastern, central and southern Europe and although it is landlocked,...

Moving to Romania

Best known as the legendary home of count Dracula, Romania abounds with history, folklore and legends. Bordered by the Black Sea and the River Danube, Romania has long stretches of coastline, making it a...
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Moving to Trinidad and Tobago

If you've been searching for a gorgeous place to settle down, you'll need to look no further than a short hop across the Caribbean Ocean from the United States. Just north of Venezuela, this...

Moving to Portugal

Portugal is a popular holiday destination for many European residents. Tucked away in south western Europe on the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is popular for its sunshine, wine, seafood, golf, historic villages and architecture. Portugal is...
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Moving to Poland

The Republic of Poland is a sizeable country in Central Europe. Formally under communist rule, the trade union shipyard workers’ protests in 1980 led eventually to the 1989 Revolution which allowed Poland to develop...

Moving to Malaysia

Malaysia is a large country in South East Asia. The capital city is Kuala Lumpur and the administrative capital is Putrajaya. With a 27 million population, Malaysia is spread over two distinctly separate areas...
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Moving to Norway

The kingdom of Norway is a constitutional monarchy in the north of Europe. It is part of Scandinavia and has close ties with Sweden, which it shares a border with. This beautiful country is...
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Moving to the Netherlands

The Kingdom of the Netherlands, in North West Europe,  is also known as Holland. It is a small, flat country, largely reclaimed from the North Sea and is characterized by its dams, dykes, canals...

Moving to Luxembourg

With a population of less than half a million people, and sandwiched between Belgium, Germany and France, the tiny country of Luxembourg covers less than 1000 square miles (2576km2). It is the only Sovereign...
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Moving to Nicaragua

Few countries in the Americas can boast of the natural beauty that Nicaragua so proudly cherishes and preserves.  This relatively small country (about the size of the state of New York) is situated smack...
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Moving to Pakistan

Partially located in one of the longest inhabited regions in the world, the Indus Valley, Pakistan is a country rich in culture and history, with a proud past that has seen the national culture...
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Moving to Algeria

From luscious Mediterranean beaches to the vast Sahara Desert, Algeria presents visitors with constantly stunning and varied landscapes.  The Sahara Atlas Mountains in the North, and the Ahaggar Mountains in the South, rise dramatically...
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Moving to Andorra

Ensconced between Spain and France in the eastern portion of the Pyrenees mountains, Andorra is a tiny nation rich in history and culture that has drawn many foreigners to its picturesque valleys in search...

Moving to Antigua and Barbuda

It's tough to think of a spot in the Caribbean that isn't simply gorgeous, but the small island nation of Antigua and Barbuda—from the Spanish words for “ancient” and “bearded”—on the eastern cusp of...
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Moving to the Bahamas

Incomparable natural beauty is what comes to mind when most people think of The Bahamas, and for good reasons: this archipelago off the southeastern coast of Florida, made up of more than 2000 cays,...

Moving to Barbados

Located just east of the Caribbean Sea, and forming part of the Lesser Antilles archipelago, Barbados is a tiny island nation that enjoys a high standard of living and a marvelous mix of British,...
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Moving to Belize

  Located on the upper reaches of the Central American subcontinent, Belize is one of the most charming countries in the region.  Historically a British colony until achieving independence in 1981, the only official language...
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Moving to Bolivia

Nestled in the east-central part of the South American continent, with the imposing Andes mountains along its western stretches and low-lying open fertile plains and jungle in its eastern areas, landlocked Bolivia is a...
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Moving to Brazil

Though most people think that the term “melting pot” only applies to countries like the United States, the reality is that there is equal—if not more—diversity in Brazil.  With an amazing mix of Caribbean,...

Moving to Canada

Most US visitors to our northern neighbor will only be able to tell that they have left their home country by the slight variation in accent, and the generally superior cleanliness of the major...

Moving to Gambia

The Republic of the Gambia, better known as simply “the Gambia”, is the smallest country on the continent of Africa. Surrounded on three of its four sides by Senegal and offering the fourth to...

Moving to Honduras

There are a lot of reasons why Americans choose to move abroad, and among the most important are finding a nicer climate, discovering a different culture, and finding a place with breath-taking scenery everywhere...

Moving to Ivory Coast

The western coast of central Africa is home to luscious forests, ecologically diverse habitats, and a milieu of cultures and tribes that give the societies of the countries in the area a unique and...

Moving to Jamaica

Tropical paradise is one of the first things to come across most people's minds when thinking of Jamaica, and with good reason.  This small island nation in the Caribbean is diligently and responsibly taken...

Moving to Madagascar

Few destinations on the planet are as exotic or majestic as Madagascar, one of the largest islands on the planet.  With its incomparable natural biodiversity, a result of the isolation of its flora and...
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Moving to Mexico

  Mexico, the USA's southern neighbor, has attracted the interest and admiration of Americans for the many centuries that we have existed side by side, both in the colonial and independent periods.  Given its proximity...

Moving to New Zealand

There are few places in the world where one can feel as calm and placid as in New Zealand. Life is just a little bit smoother and more pleasant in this remote corner of the world, and people get along with each other quite well in this diverse and prosperous nation.

Moving to Morocco

  The Kingdom of Morocco is a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Western Sahara desert. The capital city is Rabat, but the most famous and largest city is Casablanca. The official...
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Moving to Monaco

The tiny city-state of Monaco rarely gets a mention in the news as being a place people move to. It is tiny, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and surrounded on its remaining sides by...
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Moving to Kenya

Many Europeans and American citizens visit Kenya each year as tourists, to enjoy the beaches and go on safari. The beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Great Rift Valley and the rich diversity of the...
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Moving to Italy

Italy enjoys the Mediterranean climate of Southern Europe. It is a highly developed country and a founding member of the European Union. The capital is Rome, the currency is the Euro and the official...

Moving to Ireland

The Republic of Ireland, or Eire as it is known, is a beautiful green country made up of tiny rural villages and more urbanized cities such as Dublin. The lush vegetation is due to...
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Moving to Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran, formerly known as Persia, is one of the most westernized countries in the Middle East. The supreme leader of the country is now the chief Ayatollah, as the Shah...

Moving to Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is steeped in history. It's the birthplace of Islam, with an economy built on oil and foreign investments, thousands of square miles of desert, two coasts, and a seemingly...

Moving to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the most naturally beautiful places on earth. The name translated in Spanish means "Rich Coast", and it couldn't be more accurate. Costa Rica is situated in Central America, bordering...
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Cuba

Encompassing the largest Caribbean island and several smaller ones, Cuba was once the premier vacation spot in North America. With the easing of international trade restrictions in the past 20 years, it is rapidly...
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Belgium

For its small size, Belgium packs a large population and variety of cultures. One of the world's first industrialized nations, it maintains an important role in international trade and politics as the headquarters of...

Moving to Japan

With thousands of years of history under its belt, decimated by the 2nd World War, then rebuilt into an economic giant, Japan is more than just a tourist destination. Japan is truly a world...

Cambodia

The ancient Kingdom of Cambodia is located in Southeast Asia on the Gulf of Thailand. Once a mighty empire, it is just beginning to recover from a long history of brutality and violence, largely...

Moving to India

Moving to India for Europeans or Americans would be quite a culture shock. Everything is different – the language, religion, crowding, lifestyle, standards, education, health and family life. Perhaps the only thing we are...
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Moving to South Korea

South Korea, or Korea, as it's commonly referred to, has one of Asia's most vibrant cultures. The country is known for its hard working people, cuisine, and powerful economy. South Korea has long been...

Cameroon

Cameroon is a republic in central-western Africa, east of Nigeria and southwest of Chad. With over 230 distinct ethno-linguistic groups, and a stunning diversity of landscapes and wildlife, it has definitely earned its official...

Paraguay

Located in the heart of South America, Paraguay is a landlocked country bordering Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina. Exotic and isolated, it is among the most adventurous travel destinations in the region. Paraguayan history is a...

Nauru

At only 21 square kilometers, Nauru is the world's smallest republic. This island nation was once among the world's richest countries, but now faces the challenge of diversifying its economy. Nauruans are descended from a...
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Moving to Iceland

Iceland is a modern European country with a tiny population of just 313,000 people, most of whom live in the capital, Reykjavik. Much of the land is arctic desert with mountains, glaciers and volcanoes....

Costa Rica

Aptly-named Costa Rica (Spanish for "rich coast") is the stereotypical tropical paradise, located in Central America between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. With high human development and environmental performance rankings, and some...

Belarus

The Republic of Belarus is located in Eastern Europe, bordering Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Ukraine. Independent since 1990, this country is known for its pristine landscape of virgin forests and rolling green plains,...

Burma (Myanmar)

Burma, also known as Myanmar, offers a host of enchanting experiences to foreign travelers--and almost as many frustrations. In an effort to at least partially reduce the latter, this article will use the name...
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Moving to Dubai/UAE

Dubai is the chief city and semi-autonomous emirate in the United Arab Emirates. The city is currently in the midst of a massive economic boom, largely due to construction projects, tourism, and major sporting...
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Moving to Hungary

Hungary is a beautiful European country with wonderful architecture, food and spas. Budapest is the capital city, and the main place that tourists visit to see Trinity Square, the chain bridge and Castle Hill,...

Burundi

Burundi is a small, landlocked country in eastern Africa, bordering Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. An old country with rich cultural traditions, it is nonetheless, and perhaps unfortunately, better known...

Moving to Greece

Many people visit Greece today for its beautiful beaches, warm sunny climate and classical history, architecture and culture. What many people do not realize is what a vibrant modern European country Greece has become....
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Guyana

Guyana lies on the northern coast of South America, surrounded by Venezuela, Brazil, and Suriname. This multi-ethnic country is known for its unspoiled wilderness, and as one of only four non-Spanish speaking countries on...
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Moving to Germany

Many people move to Germany each year for a variety of reasons. Military postings and connections are a major reason for Americans and British people to live and work in Germany. Students also find...

Federated States of Micronesia

The Federated States of Micronesia comprise 607 islands within the greater Micronesian subregion of the Pacific Ocean. Largely isolated even among its neighbors in Oceania, the FSM is home to several distinct cultural and...

Canada

Canada is the world's second largest country, sprawling across a huge swath of North America. With political and economic clout to match its size, it is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, la...

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan straddles Eastern Europe and Western Asia in the Caucasus Mountains. It is the largest and most populous country in the region, and despite facing many of the problems common to the former Soviet...

Brunei Darussalam

The tiny country of Brunei Darussalam (short form Brunei) inhabits two strips of land on the coast of the Southeast Asian island of Borneo, separated from one another by the Malaysian district of Limbang....

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso, often shortened to Burkina, is a landlocked African nation bordered by Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, and Côte d'Ivoire. Formerly known as the Republic of the Upper Volta, it adopted its present...
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Ecuador

The aptly-named Republic of Ecuador lies right along the equator, south of Colombia and north of Peru. Although under-promoted, this diverse, exciting country offers a wealth of travel experiences to rival any of its...
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Moving to Finland

Finland is the most sparsely populated country in the European Union, so if you are looking to get away from the crowded cities of the UK, you will love the wide open spaces and...

Marshall Islands

The Republic of the Marshall Islands encompasses 29 atolls and five islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Politically independent since 1986, this nation is working to increase its economic independence by encouraging...

Moving to Ethiopia

Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa and is considered to be the ‘Cradle of Civilization’ as many studies suggest the origin of Homo sapiens began in Addis Ababa, the capital city. Many...
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Belize

Belize is a Central American anomaly, as the only English-speaking country in the region. The breathtaking natural and cultural diversity of this former British colony attract thousands of tourists each year. Belize was first settled...
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Moving to Ecuador

Ecuador is a small South American country straddling the Equator. It is well known for its Amazon rainforest and the Andes mountains. The capital city, Quito, features one of the highest active volcanoes in...
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Moving to Colombia

With an ideal location at the northwestern tip of South America, Colombia is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse countries in all of Latin America, with the third-largest Spanish speaking population in...
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Moving to Denmark

Denmark is one of the four countries which make up Scandinavia. It has close links with the other countries of Sweden, Finland and Norway. Denmark is a very industrialized country and the capital city is...
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Austria

From Mozart to Freud, Austria's contributions to the cultural enrichment of our world are second to none. This Central European nation boasts one of the world's highest standards of living and a long history...
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Moving to Namibia

The Republic of Namibia, once known as South West Africa, and occupied, first by the Germans, and later by the apartheid South African government, gained independence in 1990. It is politically stable, and has...

Moving to Cyprus

Cyprus is a very popular place for European ex-Pats to retire to. When people refer to Cypus, generally they are referring to Southern Cyprus. Northern Cyprus is a Turkish Republic, and although much cheaper...
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Moving to Guyana

Guyana is located on the Northeastern coast of South America and is the third smallest country on the continent as well as one of only four non-Spanish speaking nations in South America. The unique...
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Moving to Cuba

Cuba is a beautiful and exotic Caribbean island but getting past the border can be a daunting task. If you are a United States citizen, moving to Cuba is essentially out of the question,...
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Moving to Cape Verde

The Cape Verde Islands, located off the coast of West Africa, are somewhat of an anomaly in Africa - a stable democracy, free of recent political upheaval, and sought after as a retirement option...
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Moving to Chile

Chile is currently one of the most stable, safe and prosperous countries in South America. It draws an increasing number of tourists each year to see the beautiful Lake District, the snow-capped mountains in...
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Bhutan

The Kingdom of Bhutan is an adventurer's dream. Hidden in the Himalayas between India and Tibet, this isolated and practically crime-free nation is fiercely devoted to maintaining its ancient cultural heritage, earning the nickname...
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Moving to Belgium

  Although Belgium is a tiny country in Europe, it manages to divide itself into two main linguistic groups. The Dutch speaking Flemish residents are mostly in the North and the French-speaking Walloons are in...
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Moving to Croatia

While Croatia might not be one of the first countries that come to mind when you think of visiting Europe, it is quickly becoming one of the most popular travel destinations on the other...
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Botswana

Landlocked in central southern Africa, Botswana is bordered by South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its mineral wealth, natural beauty, and close regional ties have given it one of the strongest and most successful...
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Moving to Austria

  Think of Austria and it conjures up images of long ski slopes, flower strewn alpine meadows, glassy lakes reflecting mountain peaks and pretty chalet-style homes. Pretty as a picture, this is the Austria we...
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Moving to the Czech Republic

Prague is a necessary stop on any European trip, but why pass through when you can stay and live there? The Czech Republic is a country...
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Colombia

  Located in northwestern South America, Colombia boasts the world's third largest Spanish-speaking population, after Mexico and Spain. In the past decade its government has made great progress in reducing internecine violence, allowing it to...
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Kiribati

  Kiribati (pronounced Kee-ree-bass, with a short “a” sound) is a nation comprised of 32 atolls and one raised coral island in the Pacific Ocean. The eastern-most country on the planet, it was the first...
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Moving to Australia

  Australia is uniquely a continent and a country; in fact it is the smallest continent and the sixth largest country in the world. With a population of just over 21 million spread over nearly...
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Moving to the Dominican Republic

  Sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is a beautiful place to consider living. Boasting the largest economy in the Central American and Caribbean area, setting up a life...
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Barbados

  Barbados is an island nation in the western Atlantic. It is one of the more populous and prosperous countries in the Lesser Antilles, with consistently high human development and literacy rankings. Like many Caribbean countries,...
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Moving to El Salvador

Located on the Western coast of Central America, El Salvador is a geographically small country filled with many interesting people and places. Known mostly for its exportation of coffee, the industrialization of El Salvador has brought...
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Moving to Jordan

  The Kingdom of Jordan is in the heart of the Middle East. It has history seeping through its pores from lost cities, biblical stories and tales of Lawrence of Arabia. It is a country...
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Moving to Ghana

The country of Ghana is one of the most reliable economies on the African continent. While it has struggled politically and economically like many African countries, it has emerged as a legitimate democracy and a stable economy. These qualities along with the rich history, natural beauty, and interesting culture of the country make it a desirable place to call home.
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Moving to the United Kingdom

  The United Kingdom of Great Britain is made up of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It is a small island country just off the northwest coast of mainland Europe. Despite its small size...
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Moving to Grenada

  Grenada is a small island in the Caribbean that is part of a series of islands called the Grenadines. The island is a mere 344 square kilometers in size and serves as home to...

Moving to Sweden

Sweden is not top of many people's list when they talk about moving abroad. Perhaps it is the long, dark cold winters that deter people. Maybe it is a fear of the unknown. After...
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Moving to Haiti

  Haiti holds a beautiful place in the Caribbean, sharing the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. The clear blue waters that surround the island and the lush sea life that lives under the...

Moving to France

  France has always been a popular holiday destination for Europeans, and especially for the British. France had better weather, quieter roads, beautiful beaches, stunning scenery and all those chateaux! It is very easy to...
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Armenia

  Armenia is located in the South Caucasus, straddling Eastern Europe and West Asia. This mountainous former Soviet republic boasts a growing economy, emerging democracy, and increasing presence in the international arena. Armenians are proud of...

Moving to Panama

Panama is the southernmost country in Central America. Its main claim to fame is the Panama Ship Canal which links the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean. Cargo ships sailing through the Canal cut...

Bangladesh

  The People's Republic of Bangladesh is located in South Asia, almost completely surrounded by India, with a small border with Burma in the southeast. One of the world's most densely populated countries, it is...

Moving to the USA

  The USA is one of the wealthiest, most successful, secure countries in the world. It offers a host of opportunities for businesses and the standard of living is generally very comfortable. No wonder so...
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Moving to Angola

Angola must be Africa’s Cinderella state! Since the end of the civil war at the beginning of the new millennium, the country has seen almost unprecedented growth. In fact, a 20% growth in the...
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Benin

Benin is a West African nation located between Togo and Nigeria on the Atlantic Coast. Its relatively peaceful transition from colonialism to democracy has led many to cite it as a political model for...
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Chile

  The Republic of Chile occupies a long, narrow strip of coastline in the Southern Cone. It is one of the most stable and prosperous nations in the region, and ranks highly among Latin American...
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Fiji

  Fiji is an island nation in the South Pacific, east of Australia and northeast of New Zealand. It is one of the most developed Pacific Island economies, owing largely to its natural resources, long...
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The Bahamas

  The Bahamas are the quintessential island paradise. Located southeast of the United States and north of Cuba and Hispaniola, this archipelagic country has a long history as a tropical getaway for winter-weary Westerners. The Bahamas...
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Andorra

  The Principality of Andorra is nestled between France and Spain in the eastern Pyrenees.  This cozy microstate is famous for its quiet mountain scenery and high standard of living, and has the second highest...
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Bahrain

  The Kingdom of Bahrain is widely considered one of the most liberal countries in the Middle East.  Located in the Persian Gulf between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, this island nation has become an attractive...
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Angola

  Angola is located in south-central Africa, bordering Namibia, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Recently emerging from four decades of warfare, this country has begun the long process of reconstruction, and become...
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Bolivia

  One of the few countries with a majority Native American population, Bolivia is a landlocked country situated between Brazil, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, and Argentina. Its isolated location among the Andes mountains has earned it...
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Australia

  Although it's the world's smallest continent, Australia is a big destination for foreign travelers. The world's sixth largest country, Australia boasts a technologically advanced, multi-cultural society, and is famous for its natural beauty and...
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Antigua and Barbuda

  Situated in the Lesser Antilles, this nation comprises both the eponymous islands and a number of smaller islets. With its warm, equatorial climate and miles of sunny Caribbean coastline, Antigua and Barbuda has been...
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Albania

Albania is located in Southeastern Europe, near Greece and Macedonia. Its people have maintained a unique culture for centuries, in the wake of numerous foreign conquests, and today their country is emerging as a...
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Afghanistan

  Afghanistan has a rich history and diverse, multi-ethnic culture.  Its geostrategic location has long forced it to play an important role in international affairs. Afghanistan's place as a major international crossroads has proven a double-edged...
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Algeria

Algeria is the largest country on the Mediterranean, and the second largest in Africa.  Although it has faced many challenges in the struggle to overcome the aftermath of its colonial past, it is emerging...
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Thailand

  Formerly known as Siam, exotic Thailand is one of the world's top travel destinations. Its unique culture, developing economy, and reputation for hospitality attract millions of foreigners each year. As the only country in Southeast...
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Spain

  Spain is a country located on the Iberian Peninsula in Southwestern Europe. It has played an important role in the development of world culture, and today is home to Europe's fifth largest economy and...
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South Korea

  Situated on a peninsula between northeastern China and Japan, Korea was once known as "the Hermit Kingdom" due to its isolated location and lack of contact with foreign countries; today, however, it is an...
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Russia

  Sprawling across most of northern Eurasia, Russia is the world's largest country. A multi-ethnic nation with nearly 160 distinct ethnic groups, it has one of the world's largest economies and is a member of...
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Poland

  Poland's location makes it a crossroads between Eastern, Central, Northern, and Western Europe, and throughout its history it has absorbed many cultural influences.  Among the former Eastern Bloc countries, it was one of the...
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Mexico

  Mexico covers most of the southern area of North America.  It has a long history of economic and cultural exchange with Europe and its neighbors to the north and south, and as a newly...
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Japan

  Located off the east coast of Asia, Japan is a nation comprising over 3,000 islands, the largest of which are Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku. It is the only non-Western member of the G8,...
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Italy

  Italy is a Southern European country, encompassing the boot-shaped Italian peninsula and the islands of Sicily and Sardinia.  Renowned for its ancient beauty and long tradition of intellectual innovation, it is a member of...
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Israel

  Located in Southwestern Asia, the small country of Israel has had a big impact on world history.  An important location in several major world religions, it is also a political, economic, and military power...
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Indonesia

  Made up of 17,508 islands, Indonesia is the both the world's largest archipelagic state and largest predominantly Muslim state.  With over 300 distinct ethnic groups and 742 languages, it is little wonder that this...

India

  India is a rising giant in international politics and commerce.  It is the world's largest democracy and second most populous country, and displays an astonishing breadth of cultural, linguistic, and ecological diversity. Many kingdoms, empires,...

Greece

  Greece occupies a special place in the history of the world. This small country is the birthplace of Western civilization, and innovations ranging from philosophy to mathematics, literature, and democracy have roots here. Today...
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Georgia

A fun country of friendly people and relatively easy immigration laws. Read more about the immigration laws, and my personal reasons for relocating here soon.
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Germany

  Rising from the ashes of two World Wars, Germany has emerged as a powerful player in the international arena.  This Central European nation boasts the continent's largest national economy, and is a world leader...
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France

  The largest country in Western Europe, France is a major world power.  It is a founding country of the European Union, and is also a member of the G8 and NATO.  Its rich cultural...
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Egypt

  Egypt is a land of many wonders; one of the world's oldest countries, in the past two centuries it has begun to emerge as a political, economic, and military power in North Africa and...

Dubai

  Dubai is one of the seven territories that comprise the United Arab Emirates. This fast-growing, cosmopolitan city-state has the largest population and second largest area in the UAE, and an enormous expatriate community. Sprawling, brightly...

Cyprus

  Cyprus is an island nation in the Eastern Mediterranean. Its rich history, pleasant climate, and high standard of living have been a major tourist attraction in recent years, and its location between Europe and...
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China

  China has captured the imagination of the world for centuries.  With over 1.3 billion people, it is the world's most populous country; it is also the largest country in East Asia, and one of...
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Brazil

  Covering nearly half of the South American continent, Brazil is both the world's fifth largest and fifth most populous country.  It is a true giant in the Latin American region, and is widely recognized...

Argentina

  From fast-paced urban centers like the capital, Buenos Aires, to the rugged Pampas where self-reliant gauchos still live off the land, Argentina has something to offer every modern explorer.  This country is the second...