Living life as a global citizen takes on an exhilarating form through the expat experience. It is a life brimming with adventure, excitement, and endless possibilities. At A Bus on a Dusty Road, we wholeheartedly believe that immersing oneself in the expat journey is a remarkable way to embrace the world.
Why Do Some People Call Themselves Ex-pats And Not Immigrants?
When you live and work overseas, one of the terms you may hear people call themselves is an ex-pat. Some people consider this term a bit confusing and do not understand its meaning. An ex-pat is an individual who goes overseas to work in a foreign country for a specific period. An ex-pat will remain […]
Local Employment Contract Vs. Expat Employment Contract
When it comes to ex-pat or local employment contracts, they can be as varied as the ex-pats themselves. Different companies can look at these contracts differently. A local contract usually refers to a foreigner hired by a company while visiting, working, or living overseas. An ex-pat employment contract is usually for an ex-pat whose company […]
Why Is Being An Expat So Hard? 7 Real-Life Examples
For the last 30 years, I have lived and worked in foreign countries such as Hong Kong, Thailand, China, and Vietnam. I have been an ex-pat or expatriate for my entire adult life and working career. As an ex-pat, there are things you miss out on from your home country, family events, and other life-important […]
What Is The Difference Between A Foreigner, Immigrant, and Ex-pat?
The terms “foreigner”, “immigrant,” and “ex-pat” are often used interchangeably in everyday conversations, but they each have very different meanings. For those unfamiliar with the nuances of international travel and relocation, it can be hard to truly understand what distinguishes the three and how their unique backgrounds can make a world of difference in both […]
Guide To Being Recruited As A Global Expat
I have been an ex-pat for over 30 years. There are many reasons why people become ex-pats, and many of us become long-term ex-pats. I believe that being an ex-pat at least once in your life can be a life-changing experience. If you want to be recruited as an ex-pat, there are things that you […]
Expat With No College Degree & Other Thoughts
I have lived overseas for over 30 years, so I am an ex-pat or expatriate. Some want to know if they can work overseas without a college degree. Some countries may still allow you to work overseas even if you do not have a college degree; the requirements for ex-pats and their permits to work […]
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