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Transition Concierge International

Preparing Expats For Life Abroad

TCI is a community of pre-pats (aspiring expats) and expats. We support and encourage each other in our joint and individual efforts to embrace the expat experience. Everyone has something to offer.

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Publications Archive

Through their content, theTCI Expat Alliance shares their real-world experiences and in-country knowledge with you. They are your source of timely, relevant and objective information. Information you need to help you transition into expat life seamlessly and successfully.

Expat Life: When tragedy hits

Expat Life: When tragedy hits

--Sponsored post-- By Rachel DeSalvo What do you do when tragedy hits while you are thousands of miles away? What do you do when tragedy hits while you are thousands of miles away? This is a question I receive all the time from worried pre-pats. For me, the answer has always been simple: Buy a...

Starting a nonprofit organization in Medellin, Colombia

Starting a nonprofit organization in Medellin, Colombia

--Sponsored post-- By Erin Colton-Enberg Wherever you are in the world, creating a nonprofit organization (let alone in your first language) can be a big undertaking. Colombia, like many countries in Latin America, draws the attention of those looking to work in the nonprofit sector. In Medellin...

A corporate expat in Jersey, Channel Islands, Europe

A corporate expat in Jersey, Channel Islands, Europe

-- Sponsored post -- By LP Wirth Corporate expat life can be difficult, especially when it involves a family that stays behind. My life in Jersey was amazing and life-changing. Corporate Expat life can be difficult, especially when it involves a family that must stay behind. But it can also offer...

Why live in Spain?

Why live in Spain?

--Sponsored post-- By Marjorie Jean Vera Five days earlier, I arrived back to NY from Barcelona. On my way back, I had made a vow in my travel journal and messily scribbled, "If I lose my job..." It’s June 13, 2014 and the World Cup games are about to resume. I had been working tirelessly to...

Expat living in Panama City for under $1800 a month

Expat living in Panama City for under $1800 a month

--Sponsored post-- By LP Wirth They refer to Panama as the "Jewel of Central America". It's true for Panama City, a popular expat choice. Panama is a developing country. Some areas are the envy of Central America, such as Panama City. Others lag and are underdeveloped in infrastructure and quality...

Approaching a new life phase — wanderlust

Approaching a new life phase — wanderlust

--Sponsored post -- By Cathy McKay As we come into our "latter years," we have lots of big decisions to make. One of the biggest is where we want to spend those years? It could be abroad. Well, the time is drawing near.  After working hard for what—30 or 40 years—we are approaching retirement. ...

How to obtain a Panama driver’s license as an expat

How to obtain a Panama driver’s license as an expat

By LP Wirth Getting a Panama driver's license as an Expat differs from that of a Panamanian citizen. Anyone who has driven in NYC, Paris, Berlin, or Madrid will manage to drive in Panama. Bring patience, alertness, though, and a valid driver's license. If you are in the country for over three...

Are you Globetrotters or Lifers?

Are you Globetrotters or Lifers?

By Cathy McKay Some expats choose to stay in one place. Other want the freedom to travel around the world. But no decision is necessarily irreversible. Having lived in Cuenca for over a year now, I have had the opportunity to meet and befriend many expats. They have landed here from many U.S....

A Vibrant Expat Community: San Miguel de Allende

A Vibrant Expat Community: San Miguel de Allende

By Gwen Hyatt If you are considering becoming an expat, San Miguel de Allende in Mexico might be a great fit for you. Art, food, architecture--it has it all and more. There is a reason 300,000 readers of Condé Nast Traveler rated San Miguel de Allende, Mexico as their favorite small city in the...

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