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 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 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 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 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...
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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...

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 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 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 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 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 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...

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...

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....
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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 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...

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...
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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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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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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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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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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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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,...

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...
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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...