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Living Abroad in Brazil

  • Starting a Business in Brazil Cityscape as seen from the bay, Salvador's grand waterfront buildings and more modern buildings on the hill.An alternative to finding a formal, full-time job in Brazil is to go the self-employed route, either by working as a freelancer (with clients in Brazil, North America, or both) or by starting your own business. In this article, local expert Michael Sommers discusses the realities and challenges of starting a business in Brazil.

Living Abroad in Italy

  • Road Rules in Italy A round sign with split arrows is at the top of a row of signs listing cities and accompanied by left and right arrows.It is easy to be the victim of miscommunication in Italy, but mistakes made on the road can have severe consequences. John Moretti discusses street signs, traffic lights, and what Italian drivers mean when they flash their headlights.

Living Abroad in Japan

  • Cultural Values of Japan Two young men dressed in urban fashion cross at the famous busy Shibuya intersection.Every culture transmits values to its youth, first in the context of family, and then through the educational process. Living abroad expert Ruthy Kanagy discusses the core values of Japanese culture and the diversity that can be found throughout the country.

Other Living Abroad Articles

  • Dining Etiquette in Hong Kong A series of dishes in steaming baskets similar.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.
  • The Geography and Weather of South Korea Clouds drift beneath green mountain peaks where a hanging stone teeters at the edge of a cliff.Located on a peninsula bordered to the north by the tightly sealed Demilitarized Zone, South Korea is effectively an island itself. Author Jonathan Hopfner talks about the lay of the land and the seasons of South Korea.
  • Identity and the Foreign Population in Hong Kong A bus and pedestrians pass by a snack shop on a street corner.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.

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