Expatriates usually have this fancy aura around them. There is always someone who knows someone who is living the dream as a foreign employee in Paris, Tokyo or New York.
But if you read the numerous personal blogs from expatriates worldwide, it seems that what is supposed to be the perfect experience can sometimes turn into a bittersweet story.
Depending on a number of things, moving abroad as an expat can be either amazing or deceiving. So it’s crucial to study ALL aspects of expatriation and to differentiate reality from fantasy.
If you decide to become an expat, you will need to prepare carefully your arrival and settling in but also when the time comes, your return home. In the meanwhile here are some of the main advantages and downsides of expatriation to keep in mind.What are the main benefits and issues when sending an employee abroad?
For the company, sending employees to affiliates can represent a valuable investment or a waste of time and money.