The number of Americans living abroad has steadily
grown over the past decade, as more people have
become interested in living abroad, exploring another
language and culture, or finding an overseas job.
According to the Association
of Americans Resident Overseas, there
are over 8 million non-military Americans living
Faced with the numerous challenges of adapting
to a new way of life in a foreign country, the
best tool for expatriates is to be well informed
about their host country and to know how to deal
with the various aspects of moving abroad. The
Living Abroad section is intended to help you find
in-depth information about the top 50 countries
and regions worldwide chosen by expats, as well
as a plethora of resources that will help make
your time abroad more successful and enjoyable.
We provide country-specific resources and information
on a variety of topics that are relevant to expatriates,
as well as general resources which provide database
information common to all countries. —Living
Abroad Contributing Editor Volker Poelzl.
Editor's note: See The
Lure of Living in a Foreign Country for
our take on some of the top country choices,
with pros and cons, to consider if you are seeking
a (new) move abroad.