Globalization Sees Record Number of Expats Working Abroad

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Expats around the world are ignoring the global crisis, opting to learn new languages and travel to other countries for employment. While some nations are floundering under the weight of the financial crisis, others are booming. In an age of information and digital expansion, international opportunities abound, and immersion travel company Marginal Boundaries bridges the gap with their new series of online courses aimed at providing a launching platform for entrepreneurs with a global point of view.

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Mexico City and New York City are exactly the same in terms of population, safety and modern amenities, yet it costs $35,000 a year less to live in Mexico City. That's powerful motivation for hungry professionals. - T.W. Anderson

The lure of the expat lifestyle appeals to more than just a handful these days. High-profile expats like Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin are choosing places like Singapore to relocate, as detailed in this article at Forbes. And an article in The Telegraph shows that work visas for Americans going to Hong Kong rose 96 percent in 2012, with British work visas seeing a 45 percent jump.

Marginal Boundaries, a company specializing in globalization and long-term cultural immersion travel, is now offering online courses for entrepreneurs looking to transition out of the regional work force and into the global arena of online professionals who live and work anywhere they want on the planet. The course is based on the information provided within their flagship product, The Expat Guidebook.

The Expat Guidebook goes behind the scenes of the expat lifestyle, from the beginning steps of setting up online businesses and providing proof of income to foreign governments, all the way to the more advanced aspects of the nomadic existence, such as international investments, real estate, cultural immersion, learning other languages and living in countries like Colombia and Chile where economies are booming and jobs are plentiful. “Brazil, for example, passed the U.K. in 2011 to become the world’s 6th largest economy and is completely bypassing the so-called global crisis,” says T.W. Anderson, founder of the company and author of The Expat Guidebook. “Wages for lawyers there are 21% higher than in the United States and the global job market is thriving for those who have the foresight to take advantage of international opportunities.”

The book also details the standards of living abroad for expats. “A perfect example is to look at Mexico City versus New York City,” says Anderson. “They are equal on every global scale, from population to crime rates to universities, global banking and international investment opportunities. Yet while it costs upwards of $50,000 a year to maintain a middle-class lifestyle in New York City, you can have the exact same creature comforts, safety and amenities in Mexico City for a mere $12,000 to $15,000 a year. That’s over 35k of savings annually, minimum.”

Two online courses are offered by Marginal Boundaries and run from October 15th of 2012 until January 4th, 2013. Class size is limited to six entrepreneurs per class to ensure the intimacy of the groups and personalized experience. Participants will be working in a group setting to create a brand, build a website, master social media management, network with an international pool of expats and travel professionals and establish an online income as well as find employment opportunities on a global scale. Registration for the classes ends on October 10th, 2012. Find out more information here.

About Marginal Boundaries:

Marginal Boundaries is a private company that focuses on cultural immersion travel in countries around the world. Their signature "Live Like a Local" immersion guides for cities around the world are available in digital eBook format as well as for the Kindle reader. Founder T.W. Anderson has been traveling since 1999 and living abroad in various other countries as a full time traveler since January of 2008. For more information you can visit

The Expat Guidebook is a Marginal Boundaries production. It is a how-to manual for all levels of expats and focuses on how to establish an online income, SEO and ranking strategies for websites, social media management, entrepreneurship, medical tourism basics, globalization, international citizenship, safety and security abroad, language immersion, absolute freedom and an early retirement through debt-free living in other countries. You can find more information at

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