There’s no one-size-fits-all rule for settling into expat life in a new country, but here are a few helpful articles and personal stories that may help make your move a little easier.

With more than 5,000 International Baccalaureate schools worldwide, it’s easy to see why the IB is a favourite of expat parents around the globe. Not only is it well respected and widely acclaimed, but it makes for seamless transfers between schools, wherever jetsetting families may be headed… Read more
Spurred by the growth of educational technology and artificial intelligence, gamification is among the biggest trends in international schools and education as a whole. In this article, we delve into what gamification is and its role in education.We also discuss whether it is beneficial for… Read more
Health insurance for expats living in Singapore Healthcare in Singapore is known for its high-quality and efficient system, often cited as one of the best in the world. Singapore's healthcare system is a mix of public and private providers. The government operates public hospitals and clinics,… Read more
With more than 27 years of experience as a leading IB school in Singapore, Chatsworth International School has solidified its place as an award-winning international school with a student and community-focused approach. Read on to learn more about the school's teaching philosophies, as well as… Read more
"It's thanks to Tanglin's career coaches and teachers who led me to choose my course based on my interests and strengths that ultimately decided my career journey." – Yin Noe, CEO of Savium and Financial Times' Top 50 Most Inspiring Women in Tech 2021 "My time in Tanglin were some of… Read more
Megha is a millennial twin mama who loves all things food, lifestyle and travel-related. Born in England to South Indian parents, she grew up bouncing between small towns near Manchester, London and Birmingham. She later moved to the Middle Eastern cities of Riyadh and Manama, spent 15 years in… Read more
Relocating as a family is always challenging, but it's especially tricky when you're uprooting to a foreign country. Even if your company does the heavy lifting when it comes to housing, it's still up to you, as a parent, to find the right international school for your child to attend. Along with… Read more
Expat families are often startled by the high tuition fees charged by international schools the world over, but after a bit of research they soon realise how much their children stand to gain from enrolling at one of these schools. After considering the multicultural… Read more
Expat families moving to Singapore will have a plethora of international schools to choose from. For many, budget will be a major factor in making this decision. For ease of reference, we’ve put together some tips along with a list of international school fees in Singapore for 2020/2021… Read more
A child’s health and well-being are a parent's main concerns – and schools should be making these top priorities too. While Singapore has been able to open up most activities and places, the way schools function with safe distancing restrictions and other precautions is of course… Read more
Have you looked at the price tag for international education in Singapore and gasped? Many parents are shocked by the high tuition costs associated with international schools in Singapore. Still, it’s important to remember that there are resources available to help make an excellent education more… Read more
Looking for an IB school in Singapore with affordable fees? It may seem that international schools in Singapore, especially those with IB curriculum, are uniformly expensive. Expats who arrive new to the island city or those who are the first-time parents here might only be aware of a few… Read more
While the Lion City has a reputation for offering some of the world's best expat packages, salaries in Singapore are not quite as lucrative as they once were. However, despite the slight drop, the expat salaries currently being offered are still more than enough to live comfortably in one of the… Read more
Now more than ever, technology is at the forefront of innovation in education. While it can be difficult for schools to stay on top of the latest developments, Singapore's Global Indian International School (GIIS) has cemented its place as an industry leader in utilising technology in a school… Read more
Originally from South Africa, Scott moved to Singapore in early 2015 after previous expat experience in the UK and Australia. Scott loves the great quality of life in Singapore, how diverse it is and how clean the environment is. In our interview, he talks to us about transport, excellent… Read more
When moving to a new country, children need time to adjust to a new culture and often a new language too. While adapting to new surroundings is important, most parents will naturally want to maintain some traditions of their home country. This is one way of… Read more
Singapore is a vibrant expat destination with people from all over the world living and working in this exciting city state. Here, the expat community is an international melting pot where you can find expats from nearly every country in the world. In a place like Singapore, the… Read more
Expat families are embarking on an exciting adventure together, but in many cases, the children face unique challenges that adults should keep in mind throughout the transition period. From very young children who are leaving the only environment they have ever known, to older students… Read more
Expat parents who are considering a move to Singapore are faced with a variety of options when it comes to their child's education. It can be overwhelming to sift through these options, particularly when you are not from the area and do not understand the structure of the educational system.… Read more
Families considering a move to Singapore are often excited about the prospect of living in this inclusive and innovative community that is known for being both safe and welcoming. Expat parents have a lot of decisions to make, with one of the most important choices being the school where they send… Read more
The opportunity to move abroad is something that many families find irresistible. It can be overwhelming for parents to consider all of the choices that they have in front of them, including where to live and which school to select for their child. However, the benefits almost always outweigh the… Read more
From huge modern malls to atmospheric side-street markets, Singapore is a shopper’s paradise, with all sorts of retail experiences to choose from.   Most of the Western stores in Singapore have prices that may be well above what one would find in the US or the UK. But that doesn’t mean good… Read more
Vibrant city life, exotic temples, and an abundance of family-oriented activities make Singapore an attractive destination for expats, particularly those with children. In a recent HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, 70 percent of respondents indicated that their children's quality of life… Read more
Whether this is a family's first international move or their fifth, children simply want to feel accepted and safe in their new surroundings. Parents generally feel that asking their teens to move abroad creates a more stressful situation than asking younger children. The truth is, younger children… Read more
It's all too easy to assume that education can only be either affordable or excellent. In practice, though, it's rarely that simple – in fact, a moderately priced school may even outperform expensive schools in international testing.   Compared to other international schools in Singapore, One… Read more
Many of us hold the erroneous notion that education must either be affordable or excellent. Despite this widespread belief, very expensive schools can underperform, just as schools with reasonable rates can maintain the highest standards and receive the highest scores on international tests, all… Read more
Career-minded expats are spoilt for choice when it comes to seeking opportunities abroad. Although expat pay packages are not what they used to be, highly skilled expats still have some great cities to consider, many of these offering not only exciting career prospects and an opportunity to save… Read more
In early 2016, Swedish-born Ellinor moved to Singapore with her boyfriend, who had been offered an intriguing job opportunity there. Here she chats to Expat Arrivals about life in the Lion City as an author and accompanying spouse.Follow her adventures in Singapore on her blog, Pugsie and TotalyMoo… Read more
Honey is a woman of many talents – though she primarily works as a family physician, she is also a blogger and wedding singer. Having moved from the Philippines to Singapore in 2012, Honey shares her experience of the Lion City lifestyle on her blog, Little Miss Honey.In this interview, she chats… Read more
After surveying nearly 27,000 expats worldwide, HSBC has revealed that Singapore has been ranked as the world's top expat destination for the second year in a row. Competition was fierce as runners-up New Zealand and Canada also boasted high scores, both missing the top spot by a mere… Read more

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