Moving World Artwork, Heathrow Terminal in London. Photo © Jim Linwood, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Five Women Share Their Experiences Living Abroad

Making the move abroad is filled with practical hurdles, like finding a place to live and to work, but what about making friends, becoming part of the community, thriving in your new home? From Japan to Mexico, here are the thoughts and experiences of five women on making the cultural transition to living abroad.

Fishing at Jade Belt Bridge, Summer Palace, Beijing.

Expats Abroad: Emerging Opportunities

An estimated 232 million people live outside their country of origin. Author Julie Doherty Meade examines expat communities in China and India in the first part of her “Expats Abroad” series.

A series of dishes in steaming baskets similar.

Dining Etiquette in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, communal eating is essential to everything from family life to concluding business deals. Here are a few rules and customs worth following to make sure you end up with food—and not your foot—in your mouth.

A bus and pedestrians pass by a snack shop on a street corner.

Identity and the Foreign Population in Hong Kong

Dual nationalities in Hong Kong are a product of a city that is proud of its multicultural past. Learn more about the history and interaction of locals and foreigners in the city, including the effects of language barriers.

A group of children playing basketball in China.

The Importance of Sports and Games in China

The government of the People’s Republic of China takes sports so seriously that they’ve written it into their law, guaranteeing the opportunity for every citizen to get physical. Learn what the top sports are and how certain games can help you make friends on the mainland.