Interdean Explores the Role of Social Media for Expats Living Abroad

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The specialists behind overseas moving company, Interdean, have looked into how social media networks can be used by expatriates to keep in contact with family and friends back home.

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tools such as Facebook, Twitter and Skype have enabled people to stay in touch with their loved ones

The article, Expats Become More Social Media Savvy, published 30th July in Arab News, takes a look at how the technology has helped foreigners living in Saudi Arabia. Home to a large number of expatriates, the article explains how tools such as Facebook, Twitter and Skype have enabled people to stay in touch with their loved ones. Detailing a case study of Riffat Ayesha, who discovered social media when her daughters left to pursue higher education, the mother of 3 claims that “If it was not for Skype, I would be very lonely. It also helps me stay connected with my relatives around the world.”

Helping families, expats, backpackers, travellers and students moving overseas since 1959, Interdean provides a complete range of services designed to help customers settle into their new destinations with ease. Familiar with the challenges many expats face when starting a new life in a different country, a representative from the company reflects on the benefits of social media.

“The use of Facebook and Skype allows people to keep in touch with friends and families in a much more cost convenient way than through mobile phones and landlines. It can also be of extreme value to those at home who may feel left behind. Picture sharing platforms such as Instagram are also popular and can help to make the transition easier.”

Thinking of Moving? Think Interdean

Interdean helps families, expats, backpackers, travellers and students move overseas. Established in 1958, Interdean provides moving, storage, shipping air freight, excess baggage, visa and immigration, and full relocation services to worldwide destinations. Interdean is FIDI FAIM PLUS accredited and has over 123 offices worldwide.

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