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Do you know what 5 essential things you should consider *BEFORE* choosing a school overseas?
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6 days ago by tolkien
Opinion | ‘Should We Leave?’ Life in China Under Coronavirus Lockdown - The New York Times
I know it’s not entirely logical for me to be so keen to stay. Our family and friends are all worried about us, urging us to return to the United States while we still can, to put an ocean between us and this sprawling epidemic. But I keep thinking, are we entitled cowards for even considering fleeing while people in Hubei Province (Wuhan is its capital) are dealing with overcrowded hospitals, supply shortages, evictions and abuse; while medical professionals are on the front line risking their lives? Is a few weeks of confinement in the comfort of our home really a good reason to run away?
shanghai  american  epidemic  home  quarantine  expat 
14 days ago by aries1988
Settling your kids in a foreign school abroad? Tips on how to help the settle stress-free
education  expat  from twitter_favs
20 days ago by tolkien
Moving to Spain: The Definitive Guide 2019 - SpainGuru
Outlines the various paths to establishing residency in Spain (mostly oriented towards non-EU nationals).
expat  Spain  how.to  resource 
22 days ago by atelathehun
Where do all the English speaking expats live in France? - The Local
How many English-speaking folk live in France and where all they all? Here's what you need to know about where all the Australians, the Canadians, the Irish, the Brits, the Indians, the New Zealanders, the South Africans and Americans live in France.
travel  guide  expat  property  immigration  france 
5 weeks ago by asaltydog
The 7 Places to Live in France | Best Places to Live in France
Thinking of moving to France? First, you'll need to know where to live. Compare My Move explore the 7 best places to live in France, taking into account the standard of living and local property prices so you can be fully prepared ahead of your move to France.
travel  guide  expat  property  immigration  france 
5 weeks ago by asaltydog
assistunion/xml-stream: XML stream parser based on Expat. Made for Node.
XML stream parser based on Expat. Made for Node. Contribute to assistunion/xml-stream development by creating an account on GitHub.
sax  xml  stream  nodejs  expat 
8 weeks ago by jklapinski
香港十年:一位“中间派”港漂的自述|逃犯条例|深度|端传媒 Initium Media







integration  hongkong  mainland  young  student  religion  neutral  politics  debate  expat  2019  interview  temoignage 
november 2019 by aries1988
QROPS -Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme is an overseas pension scheme, recognised by HMRC. QROPS meet certain conditions and standards.
pension  expat 
november 2019 by iyoti
Resisting English | by Adam Kirsch | The New York Review of Books

in her polemical nonfiction work The Fall of Language in the Age of English, a best seller in Japan when it appeared in 2008, she writes that even though she lived in the US for twenty years, “I never felt comfortable with either American life or the English language.” Studying French, she says, was a way of parrying the English that surrounded her. She remained “the prisoner of an intense longing for home,” and that home always remained Japan: she was an exile, not an immigrant.

Some of her complaints could be echoed by twenty-first-century writers in any country: the declining prestige of literature, the shrinking circulation of literary journals, the heightened competition for audiences with mass media and the Internet.

“As a teenager, I immersed myself in classic Japanese novels of the modern era, a set of books that my great uncle gave my mother for her daughters—my sister and me—to read lest we forget our own language,” she writes in The Fall of Language. These books were by writers of the generation of Natsume Sōseki (1867–1916), who created modern Japanese fiction after the opening of Japan to Western cultural influence in the 1860s.
japanese  literature  expat  usa  writer 
november 2019 by aries1988
In “One Child Nation,” Nanfu Wang Confronts China’s History, and Her Own | The New Yorker

What her daughter wanted was to dig deeper into her newfound sense of the injustice that was permeating her world, hinging on class and gender. “If the health-care system hadn’t been unjust, my father wouldn’t have died—we didn’t have money and couldn’t afford to send him to a hospital,” Wang said. “Because I was a girl and I wasn’t able to go to high school, I was discriminated against, and it was difficult to find a job.” She wanted to find ways to expose injustice wherever it existed and was disappointed with the state of journalism in China. So she applied to fourteen state universities in the U.S., and was offered a full scholarship by the master’s program in media studies at Ohio University.

Michael Moore’s “Sicko” and “Roger and Me” revealed to her that movies could be at once “political and entertaining”; Alan Berliner’s “Nobody’s Business” showed that documentaries could make the stuff of ordinary life into compelling and universal art. “I didn’t know any of this existed,” she said. “And I was, like, O.K., this is what I want to do.”

Wang said that she tried to make a Chinese version of “Hooligan Sparrow,” but the Chinese vocabulary for human rights felt uncomfortable. “In China, words like ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’ are given negative undertones,” she said. “I realized that I couldn’t tell this story in Chinese. I know what the translations are, and I know the expressions. But it feels embarrassing and unnatural. I almost feel as if I don’t dare to say these words.”

“In middle school, in Fengcheng, everyone else was an only child,” she said. “I felt poor and backward and uneducated and ashamed—those were the labels that were put on people.”

Wang is close with her brother, who works in Beijing as a programmer for Amazon (which is also, coincidentally, the distributor of “One Child Nation”).

She edited “One Child Nation” in her old apartment in Crown Heights, in between Jamie’s naps and feedings, and her iMac shared a desk with her breast pump.

She turns thirty-four in December and no longer expects to die this year. But she says that the urge to live a bigger, hungrier life—as if to make up for the time she expected to lose—has stayed with her. “It’s not about extending my life expectancy, the length, but expanding the width of my life,” she said. “Every time I make a film, the film also makes me.”
portrait  director  female  china  expat  usa  jiangxi  story  injustice  growup  memory  family  propaganda  generation 
october 2019 by aries1988

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