Today, I'm doing a post about a great website, Expat Blog for current and prospective expats all over the world.
I think its very useful to have a network of support when you are an expat in a foreign land, especially for the first time, it can save you from unecessary hassle and worries and help avoid embarrassing gaffes! You can post questions, make friends, post ads, look for accommodation and even apply for jobs. How to say basic stuff in a new language, basic DOs and DON'Ts all help to make the experience less daunting and more enjoyable.
Check out more information below:
What’s Expat blog? It’s a web portal launched in 2005 by expatriates, for expatriates. Its ambition is to help people living or willing to live abroad, wherever they are from or would like to go. Expat blog is the most active online community of expatriates, with 420 000 members from 206 countries and 400 big cities, a true online global village.
Who is it for? For all the people living or wishing to live abroad. It is a platform of expression and exchange, an information source about expatriation.
How does it work? The website offers various tools to help expats and potential expatriates:
- discussion forums
- expatriate blogs directory
- photo albums
- business directory
|Jizan Credit: Eihctir, Expat blog|
To meet the demands of expatriates and soon-to-be expatriates in Saudi Arabia, Expat blog has launched two new dedicated spaces: a jobs section and a housing section. They are aimed at helping people in their job and accommodation search, two essential steps when expatriating.
The idea is to get access to job offers in Saudi Arabia and everywhere in the world, wherever you are. You can have access to the Saudi Arabia job opportunities, per job category and job contract. You can also create your CV and contact potential employers. This is a great resource as information about jobs in Saudi is not always available online.
|Jeddah Credit: Jeddah-boy expat blog|
The Saudi Arabia Housing section enables you to look for or to offer an accommodation: rental, flat share, flat, house…it’s up to you! You can see pictures of the apartment and get in touch with the person via Expat blog (you need to be a member of Expat blog to post an ad). Real estate agents in Saudi charge alot of money are of little or no use so this is really helpful.
|Credit AmiraAlmani Expat blog|