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    Immigration Entry Requirements You must have a valid U.S. passport to enter New Zealand, but a visa is not required. You may visit New Zealand for up to three months Read more »
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    EconomyNew Zealand has a mixed economy that operates on free market principles. Its over US$186 billion gross domestic product (GDP) is ranked fifty-fourth in the world by the World Bank Read more »
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     Geography and ClimateNew Zealand is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean about 1,200 miles southeast of its neighbor Australia, across the Tasman Sea. The country is divided into two main Read more »
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    Live in the Netherlands

    Geography and ClimateFacing the North Sea to its west and north, Belgium to its south and Germany to its east, the Netherlands (meaning lowlands in Dutch) has battled the sea Read more »
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    Immigration Entry requirements As a participant in Europe’s Schengen Agreement, the Netherlands allows U.S. citizens to enter the country for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without Read more »
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    EconomyMexico has a large and relatively stable free market economy. Its gross domestic product (GDP) of nearly US$1.3 trillion was ranked twelfth globally by the World Bank (2013) out of Read more »
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     Geography and ClimateDespite its Latin American ties, Mexico is located in North America. Mexico is south of the U.S., north of Belize and Guatemala and surrounded by the Pacific Ocean Read more »
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    ImmigrationEntry RequirementsYou must have a valid passport and, if applicable, a valid U.S. Resident Alien Card (Green Card) or U.S. visa. Minors must also travel with a valid passport. Minor Read more »
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    EconomyNorway is a very prosperous country with a strong private sector, a large state sector and an extensive social safety net. The World Bank (2012) ranked the country’s nearly US$500 Read more »
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    Immigration Entry Requirements As a participant in Europe’s Schengen Agreement, Norway allows U.S. citizens to enter the country for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a Read more »
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    Geography and ClimateKnown as “the land of the midnight sun,” Norway stretches up the western coast of the Scandinavian Peninsula to the Arctic Circle. The Norwegian Sea, Sweden, Finland, the Read more »
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A View Abroad

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Political turmoil in both the U.K. and the U.S. this year may swell the ranks of expats worldwide.When a majority of voters in the U.K recently gave a thumbs-up to leaving the European Union, the search term “move to Canada” spiked 230 percent on Google, according to the BBC. Immigration New Zealand says its website received more than 5,500 visits Read more »

Living Abroad

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Justice in Mexico should be faster and fairer with the implementation of major changes to the judicial system in Mexico.Enacted into law in 2008 with a deadline of June 18, 2016 for full implementation, the new system introduces several major process changes that will make Mexico’s judicial system more transparent and accountable and bring the country more in line with Read more »

Adventurers Abroad

Judy Dykstra-Brown Lake Chapala
Judy Dykstra-Brown grew up in tiny Murdo, South Dakota, a speck along Interstate 90, and dreamed of the day she could see the world. After years of adventures, her world now is life along Lake Chapala.Dykstra-Brown, 70, was raised on a ranch where her dad grew wheat and her mom tended to her and her two sisters. After high school Read more »

Entrepreneurs Abroad

John and Florence Youden Nice,France
Life has been good to John Youden. After years of business success in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the 56-year-old Canadian recently sold his publishing business and bought homes in Nice, France and Lisbon, Portugal to live the life of a globe-hopping expat entrepreneur.Youden moved to Puerto Vallarta in the late 1980s from Prince Rupert, British Columbia and decided to stay when Read more »

More Articles & Blogs

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Political turmoil in both the U.K. and the U.S. this year may swell the ranks of expats worldwide.When a majority of voters in the U.K recently gave a thumbs-up to leaving the European Union, the search term “move to Canada” spiked 230 percent on Google, according to the BBC. Immigration New Zealand says its website received more than 5,500 visits Read more »
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Millennials in Mexico are driving the purchase of smartphones in that country, helping to triple purchases in just one year.According to TechCrunch, an online technology-focused magazine, Smartphone ownership in Mexico grew from just under 18 percent in the second quarter of 2014 to nearly 60 percent by the third quarter of 2015. EMarketer reports that Mexico had over 63 million Read more »
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Last week over 17 million voters in the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union after 43 years of marriage. Is the European Union facing a confidence crisis?Findings from a new study of 10 European Union countries representing 80 percent of the E.U.’s total population by The Pew Research Center seem to support that belief.Pew reports that after prolonged Read more »
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Our top story this month is “Major Changes to the Judicial System in Mexico,” which reviews groundbreaking changes to the centuries-old system of justice in Mexico, which didn’t really provide justice for all.In a nutshell, the new system introduces two major changes.First, it provides for oral hearings and trials, a major departure from the written hearings and trials that have Read more »
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We hit the adventurer trail to Mexico this June in our new article, “Life Along Lake Chapala,” where we follow the adventures…and I do mean adventures…of Judy Dykstra-Brown.Born and raised in western South Dakota, Judy leaves most expats in the dust when it comes to a life of adventure.Consider this, how many of you have been stranded on an island Read more »
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Many expat adventurers abroad find love in their new countries, but often after marriage the road to permanent residency and citizenship can be rocky, according to a first-hand account by the BBC.With globalization on the rise and more Millennials around the world hitting the road to experience life in another country, the number of marriages between people of different nationalities Read more »
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In case you missed it earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report came out with its first-ever survey of the Best Countries in the World and ranks Germany #1.The magazine’s Best Countries rankings evaluate 60 countries across 24 rankings drawn from a survey of more than 16,000 global citizens.Why Germany? U.S. News & World Report says: “People view Germany Read more »
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The world’s centenarian population is growing and is estimated by 2050 to be eight times larger than today, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center.Pew says more than half a million oldsters 100 years of age or more were still going strong in 2015, which is more than four times more global centenarians than 1990. By 2050, Read more »