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The Wonder of Diverse, Dynamic Taiwan

The culture of Taiwan is an exciting melting pot of Chinese, Japanese and Western influences. Most of Taiwan’s 23 million inhabitants are descendants of immigrants from different parts of Mainland China, especially the coastal province of Fujian on the opposite

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Employment Outlook: Norway

Norway’s hiring keeps increasing, but so does its talent shortages. Expats may be the answer. By Mary Anne Thompson, founder and president, GoinGlobal, Inc. Norway has a solid economy and is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, with

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The Price of Life in Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, located in British Columbia (BC), is Canada’s most expensive city. The latest Worldwide Cost of Living Survey by consulting firm Mercer ranks Vancouver ahead of Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Ottawa. On a global scale, however, Vancouver’s cost of living

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Understanding Spanish Culture

Spanish culture and society are a reflection of Spain’s unique position at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean and the many peoples who have occupied Spain throughout its history.

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Interviewing in Japan

Before interviewing for a job in any country, you should research and learn as much as possible about the prospective employer. Studying the company website and its social media presence (including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter), reviewing company news releases, and

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Living Large in LA

As home to Disneyland, the Grammy Awards, Hollywood Boulevard, and the Academy Awards, Los Angeles (“LA” for short) is often called “Tinseltown.” This city is world-famous for its entertainment industry and, in particular, movie production. The area is home to

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Eat, Play, Enjoy – Life in Belgium

Belgium is a small but remarkably diverse country. It consists of three distinct autonomous regions, each with its own governing body and its own language, culture, customs, and traditions: Flanders (in the north and west) Wallonia (in the south and

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Employment Outlook: San Diego

Ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S., San Diego boasts an excellent climate, varied job opportunities and a healthy economy among its many attributes. By Mary Anne Thompson, founder and president, Goinglobal, Inc. San Diego, California,

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Understanding Finnish Culture is Key to Thriving in Finland

Finland is not part of Scandinavia, but it is part of the larger Nordic culture. Denmark, Sweden and Norway share a common Scandinavian root language and a common Viking history, based on North Sea and Northern European traditions linked to

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Interviewing in India

Applications for jobs in India usually are made by resumé or curriculum vitae (CV) and a cover letter, both of which should be in English. For each position you seek, you should submit a resumé that matches your skills and

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