What are the best resources for moving abroad?

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    #1Meetup

    Meetup

    Meetup offers ways for people to find a specific kind of group in their area or allows people to start their own group. The site says that over 2,000 meetup groups get together in local communities each day.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Jason Yi
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "I have moved abroad a few times in the past, once for school and once for work, and I always wished that I had a way to connect to people who share similar interests to me. For example, I am really Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and enjoy training, but I also like watching events and attending live competitions. Both times I lived abroad, I struggled to connect with others who enjoyed the martial art, besides those I encountered at local schools. However, both times I was living abroad, I happened to connect with several like-minded folks, but literally not until the final weeks before I had to move back home. I wish there was a way to network with others more effectively and Meetup allows just that. Whenever I am visiting a new city, I have gotten in the habit of starting a meetup as a way to instantly assess whether or not I'll be able to connect with others who I share interests with. Also, when I travel, or if I move abroad again, I would use Meetup to find unique and unexpected activities in the area, which I would use as a means for connecting with new friends and acquaintances."
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    #2expat.com

    expat.com
    Expat.com overs everything from looking for jobs abroad and finding somewhere to live to making friends and getting inspired about where to go next.
    Websites

    Free

    Edward Hicks
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "Few experiences can be as stressful as moving to another country. Luckily I found Expat.com, which connects you with other expats living in the place you're traveling to. You can meet friends, get answers, and feel at home in your new location in no time. I'm lucky I found this resource and will recommend it to all my expat friends."
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    #3The Essential Guide to Planning Your Dream Move Abroad

    The Essential Guide to Planning Your Dream Move Abroad
    'The essential guide to planning your dream move abroad' takes you through 10 key steps to make sure you're ready to go.
    Books

    Check price

    Jason Harris
    Written on January 30, 2017
    "Having moved abroad several times I have experienced the stress and panic of trying to get everything situated without really having an appreciation for how much work it actually was. However, a lot of my struggles stemmed from the fact that most resources for moving abroad are either overly vague or oddly specific, both of which are not particularly helpful. Fortunately, I found The Essential Guide To Planning Your Dream Move Abroad by Al Bryant on Amazon and it is amazingly helpful. There are handy checklists that I used for this particular move abroad and it made life so much easier, and I did not encounter any last minute panic. What a life saver!"
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    #4Move abroad in your 20s: 13 personal travel stories to inspire you to explore the world

    Move abroad in your 20s: 13 personal travel stories to inspire you to explore the world
    International Lifestyle is a book about 13 people who took the leap to move abroad, left their comfort zones and completely redesigned their lives.
    Books

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    Arnav Saxena
    Written on September 19, 2017
    "I read this thinking it might give me some pointers i couldn't get from a plain old search engine. I was wrong. Other than the typical warnings and considerations mentioned in every anecdote on the internet there was very little unique content here. It was also pretty poorly written."
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    #5Just Landed

    Just Landed
    Just Landed offers country guides, expat directories, a housing portal, an international job market, international classifieds and access to an expat community.
    Websites

    Free

    Austin Nelson
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "I Used Just Landed when I made a recent move overseas. It was a simple as putting in my new country and at my fingertips were multiple sources of information to everything I could ever want to know about my new home. Its like having a friend to show you around."
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    #6Expat Exchange

    Expat Exchange
    Expat Exchange is among the oldest sites dedicated to expatriates and their specific needs. It is a community that is designed to help you get what you need whilst you're also helping others as well.
    Websites

    Free

    Gerardo Valdés
    Written on January 15, 2017
    "Expat exchange helps expats who have moved abroad find different goods and services. It also helps them release their own goods and services to other expats. This feels like a competent solution to the problem of resources when moving abroad. I would probably use this website. "
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    #7Expat Info Desk

    Expat Info Desk
    Expat Info Desk is an online resource specializing in international relocation guide services. It offers on-demand digital books that provide full and comprehensive information about popular expat cities and destinations throughout the world.
    Books

    Free- Prices vary depending on the guide you're looking for

    Jack Adams
    Written on January 15, 2017
    "Moving abroad is an experience that should never be taken lightly. Even the most adventurous people will run into road blocks and doubts when making the decision to leave the comforts of their home countries to try to build a life in a new place. I certainly would have been lost without the information found at expat info desk. The number of destinations on the site that have a wealth of information is large and always growing. If you can't find the information you are specifically looking for the community is a great resource for additional help. If you plan on moving abroad make sure to give yourself the best tools available, and visit Expat Info Desk today!"
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    #8Smart Relocation Guide

    Smart Relocation Guide
    This website has all sorts of articles covering a whole range of topics related to moving abroad.
    Websites

    Free

    Reyansh Sen
    Written on January 1, 2017
    "I thought this was a comprehensive resource for opinions and resources for moving abroad. I liked that there were a lot of different options for learning about living abroad. I also like the feeling of getting information from people who have done it, sort of a social aspect. "

Summary

Best What are the best resources for moving abroad
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1MeetupApps 15 Free
2expat.comWebsites 14 Free
3The Essential Guide to Planning Your Dream Move AbroadBooks 14 Paid
4Move abroad in your 20s: 13 personal travel stories to inspire you to explore the worldBooks 13 Paid
5Just LandedWebsites 12 Free
6Expat ExchangeWebsites 7 Free
7Expat Info DeskBooks 3 Free
8Smart Relocation GuideWebsites 2 Free
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