The New American Expatriate Generation Gets an Online Home: New Web Hub MyInternationalAdventure is Top Stop for Expats

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The fast-growing new generation of American expatriates has a new place to call home for all their relocation planning needs. MyInternationalAdventure has launched the Adventurer’s Guide to Moving, Living and Working Abroad website to provide expats with a wide range of timely, truthful and trustworthy information that helps simplify the time-consuming and complex international relocation planning process.

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Over 10 million Americans are considering or planning a move to another country each year.

The fast-growing new generation of American expatriates has a new place to call home for all their relocation planning needs. MyInternationalAdventure has launched the Adventurer’s Guide to Moving, Living and Working Abroad website to provide expats with a wide range of timely, truthful and trustworthy information that helps simplify the time-consuming and complex international relocation planning process.

The twenty-first century has spawned a new generation of American expats who are on the move, according to John R. Wennersten in his book Leaving America: The New Expatriate Generation. “Americans are surging outward in search of new jobs, new identities and new lifestyles,” Wennersten said. “For today’s restive American, abroad is the place to be.”

The U.S. Department of State’s January 2013 estimate of the number of Americans living abroad exceeded 6.8 million, up from 6.3 million in July 2012. In 1999, the state department’s estimate was 4.1 million Americans living in other countries (excluding U.S. military and non-military government employees).

“Research conducted by MyInternationalAdventure found over 10 million Americans considering or planning a move to another country each year,” company co-founder Robert Nelson said. “Importantly, over 40 percent of our survey respondents said they were extremely or very likely to move abroad, nearly one-third of them within a year, primarily for a lifestyle change and a new adventure.”

“But our research also discovered a big problem,” Nelson said. “We found that the process of finding information to help plan a move is often painful. There is literally a tsunami of information online that requires an inordinate amount of time and effort to sift through. That places the burden on consumers of aggregating, sorting, ranking and determining the relevance and trustworthiness of information. In today’s world, where everyone is overloaded and time-stressed, expats are looking for a comprehensive online source they can trust. Our research confirmed that the number one need when planning a move abroad is finding information that can be trusted and in one place.”

MyInternationalAdventure provides a wide range of timely articles for planning a move abroad, from purchasing a home to finding a job, to hiring an international moving company. “Because nearly 80 percent of those moving abroad each year are self-movers who do not have the resources of a corporate relocation department behind them, we provide a wide range of ‘how to’ information,” company co-founder Felice Arden Nelson said. “Most of our articles draw upon the knowledge of global experts who are specialists in moving, living and working internationally. For example, our series on finding and working with an international moving company is based on interviews with Norah Franchetti, vice president of marketing for the Crown Worldwide Group, the largest international moving firm in the world.”

The MyInternationalAdventure home page blog “A View Abroad” also adds timely news, views and tips with a more personal touch to keep expats up-to-date.

MyInternationalAdventure also provides in-depth information on the most popular countries. “We researched our countries very thoroughly and feature only those our research told us were most important to expats,” Ms. Arden Nelson said. “Each country guide is organized by move, live and work sections for easy information access.”

“Curating the most timely and trustworthy sources available also is a big part of what we do,” Ms. Arden Nelson added. “We provide relevant, high-value links in the move, live and work sections of each country guide and within our articles. The links provide additional information for expats from highly reliable sources. For example, we do in-depth research on immigration requirements for each country and provide links to government source material to supplement our information.

“A unique section of the website is the Adventurers section, which features first-person stories, photos and videos from expats,” Ms. Arden Nelson said. “The best way for aspiring expats to learn about moving, living and working abroad is from someone who has just gone through the process.”

Other key website features let expats see the most popular countries and cities through the site’s photo galleries and videos, ask specific questions and receive answers from other expats and experts and check up-to-the-minute BBC news from all the regions of the world.

Located in Morgan Hill, California, MyInternationalAdventure LLC is an online publisher of international relocation planning resources. We provide a broad range of timely, truthful and trustworthy information that can help simplify the time-consuming and complex planning process required to move, live and work abroad.

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