30 Sep

Have your say with the world´s largest expat survey

Is the grass really greener on the other side?

Enter the world’s largest expat survey for your chance to WIN £1,000 cash

Calling all expatriates of any nationality! Have you moved overseas for a better quality of life for your family, to pursue a career opportunity or simply for a change of scenery to the place you always adored? If you have then we really want to hear from you and this is the opportunity to make sure your voice is heard.

Whatever initiated your move ‘The Expat Survey’ invites you to share your opinions on a variety of different topics. Whilst there are the usual questions requiring you to tick boxes, the research study breaks away from convention and enquires about your experience, whether or not expectations have been fulfilled, what expats miss about home and requests tips and advice for others contemplating a move to a new continent. Your input will make a valuable contribution to understanding how those residing outside their country of origin can be supported, so that organisations and companies that specialise in servicing expatriate communities and individuals can understand their needs better.

In a world of rapid change and volatile economies, with the diversification and consolidation of businesses resulting in employment instability and mounting stress, many have chosen to move overseas in the belief that the grass is greener on the other side. For some a permanent move, for others temporary; in many cases for a life-style change, for others there has been no choice. Whether it has proven to be the best or worst decision you ever made, your feedback is essential.

‘The Expat Survey’ is being conducted by i-World Research, an independent research company and is the largest and most comprehensive global study ever undertaken into migration and expatriate life. Led by the ex-head of research for BBC World and ex-research director for Saatchi & Saatchi, it does not share any information with third parties and has no links to Governments whatsoever. It is entirely independent and promoted, but not sponsored, by almost 100 publishers and reputable companies servicing expatriates around the world, such as the international accountancy firm Chantrey Vellacott DFK and the specialist expatriate insurance company Clements Worldwide.

Conducted as an annual rolling programme the study comprises three surveys – ‘Migration & Lifestyle’ start date 15th July, ‘Retail & Finance’ start date 10th September and ‘Travel & Health’ start date 5th November 2013. Whilst the main thrust of each survey lasts 8 weeks, all surveys will remain live until 31st December so that a continual collection of responses takes place.

Those that complete all three surveys are automatically entered into a prize draw to win £1,000, which you can opt to donate to charity if you wish.

Please go to www.theexpatsurvey.com to find out more and complete the first survey which has now gone live.

27 Sep

Calling all Expats – Have your say in the biggest expat survey ever

Calling all Expats – Have your say in the biggest expat survey ever

Do you love being an expat?

Is the quality of life in your overseas home as good as you expected?

Has the weather lived up to your expectations?

Are you disappointed by the employment opportunities?

A lot of thought and consideration usually lies behind the decision to take the plunge and move overseas, and often the opinions and experiences of other expats can be a big help in the process.

Existing or former expats are able to provide an invaluable insight into an area and way of life, the type of first-hand knowledge you simply can’t get from research or fleeting visits. Consequently, opinion polls are a very useful tool for both expats and expat service providers.

According to the Telegraph, Max Media International is promoting the largest expat-focused opinion poll ever attempted.

It has been estimated that up to 10,000 expats could take part in a mammoth research survey which will be divided into three sections; health and travel, migration and lifestyle, retail and finance.

Questions will include ‘What do you miss most from home?’ and ‘Did your move meet your expectations?’

Participating expats are then entered into a prize draw for the chance to win £1,000.

Max Media International commented: ‘The expat survey is the largest independent research study ever undertaken on migration and expatriate life. […] It is entirely independent and promoted [by nearly] 100 publishers and reputable companies servicing expatriates around the world.’

The following, more comprehensive, statement was also issued to explain the poll’s aims: ‘The dynamics of migration and the logistics of catering for the needs of expatriates are complex. It is often the case that wannabe expatriates envisage relocation will be easy, and often it isn’t. The survey is not conventional […] but contains questions which ask the expat for their real experiences and tips and advice for others contemplating a move. We also ask which organisations they found most helpful so that those pulling out the stops for expats when they find themselves in a difficult position receive recognition in an information centre we shall be launching next year.’

If you’d like to air your views and be in with a chance of winning £1000 you have until the end of December to enter!

25 Sep

World’s largest expat survey underway

Is the grass really greener on the other side? Enter the world’s largest expat survey for your chance to win £1,000 cash

CALLING all expatriates of any nationality! Have you moved overseas for a better quality of life for your family, to pursue a career opportunity or simply for a change of scenery to the place you always adored? If you have then the Expat Survey really wants to hear from you and this is the opportunity to make sure your voice is heard.

Whatever initiated your move ‘The Expat Survey’ invites you to share your opinions on a variety of different topics. Whilst there are the usual questions requiring you to tick boxes, the research study breaks away from convention and enquires about your experience, whether or not expectations have been fulfilled, what expats miss about home and requests tips and advice for others contemplating a move to a new continent. Your input will make a valuable contribution to understanding how those residing outside their country of origin can be supported, so that organisations and companies that specialise in servicing expatriate communities and individuals can understand their needs better.

In a world of rapid change and volatile economies, with the diversification and consolidation of businesses resulting in employment instability and mounting stress, many have chosen to move overseas in the belief that the grass is greener on the other side. For some a permanent move, for others temporary; in many cases for a life-style change, for others there has been no choice. Whether it has proven to be the best or worst decision you ever made, your feedback is essential.

‘The Expat Survey’ is the largest independent research study ever undertaken on migration and expatriate life. Led by the ex-head of research for BBC World, it does not share any information with third parties and has no links to Governments whatsoever. It is entirely independent and promoted, but not sponsored, by almost 100 publishers – including New Zealand Times, and reputable companies servicing expatriates around the world, such as the international accountancy firm Chantrey Vellacott DFK and the specialist expatriate insurance company Clements Worldwide.

Conducted as an annual rolling programme the study comprises three surveys – ‘Migration & Lifestyle’ started on 15th July 2013, ‘Retail & Finance’ start date 10thSeptember and ‘Travel & Health’ start date 5th November 2013. Whilst the main thrust of each survey lasts 8 weeks, all surveys will remain live until 31st December 2013 so that a continual collection of responses takes place.

Those that complete all three surveys are automatically entered into a prize draw to win £1,000, which you can opt to donate to charity if you wish.

Go to www.theexpatsurvey.com to find out more and complete the first survey which is now live.

23 Sep

Is the grass greener on the other side?

Enter the world’s largest expat survey for your chance to WIN £1,000 cash

Calling all expatriates of any nationality! Have you moved overseas for a better quality of life for your family, to pursue a career opportunity or simply for a change of scenery to the place you always adored? If you have then we really want to hear from you and this is the opportunity to make sure your voice is heard.

Whatever initiated your move ‘The Expat Survey’ invites you to share your opinions on a variety of different topics. Whilst there are the usual questions requiring you to tick boxes, the research study breaks away from convention and enquires about your experience, whether or not expectations have been fulfilled, what expats miss about home and requests tips and advice for others contemplating a move to a new continent. Your input will make a valuable contribution to understanding how those residing outside their country of origin can be supported, so that organisations and companies that specialise in servicing expatriate communities and individuals can understand their needs better.

In a world of rapid change and volatile economies, with the diversification and consolidation of businesses resulting in employment instability and mounting stress, many have chosen to move overseas in the belief that the grass is greener on the other side. For some a permanent move, for others temporary; in many cases for a life-style change, for others there has been no choice. Whether it has proven to be the best or worst decision you ever made, your feedback is essential.

‘The Expat Survey’ is the largest independent research study ever undertaken on migration and expatriate life. Led by the ex-head of research for BBC World, it does not share any information with third parties and has no links to Governments whatsoever. It is entirely independent and promoted, but not sponsored, by almost 100 publishers and reputable companies servicing expatriates around the world, such as the international accountancy firm Chantrey Vellacott DFK and the specialist expatriate insurance company Clements Worldwide.

Conducted as an annual rolling programme the study comprises three surveys – ‘Migration & Lifestyle’ start date 15th July, ‘Retail & Finance’ start date 10th September and ‘Travel & Health’ start date 5th November 2013. Whilst the main thrust of each survey lasts 8 weeks, all surveys will remain live until 31st December so that a continual collection of responses takes place.

Those that complete all three surveys are automatically entered into a prize draw to win £1,000, which you can opt to donate to charity if you wish. Please go to www.theexpatsurvey.com to find out more and complete the first survey which has now gone live.

19 Sep

Migration and Lifestyle Expat Survey 2013

Jumping into expat life can be confusing and isolating, but one of the benefits of sites like Easyexpat and Blogexpat is to help bring together the expat community. Not only do we provide full city guides and resources for your move and life abroad, we share expats stories, blogs, and interview expats from around the world. While everyone’s story is different, it can give you strength to know that the challenges you face are not so different from those around you.

That is why we are putting the word out about the largest global research programme into those living outside their country of origin. The Expat Survey Programme is hosting the most extensive independent global research programme ever conducted on expatriates. With the participation of people around the globe, we can learn more about why people move abroad, what factor social media plays on expat perception, and how well connected expats stay to their country of origin and host coutry.

The survey is taking place in three parts.

  • Migration & Lifestyle – launched July 15th, 2013
  • Retail & Finance – will launch September 10th, 2013
  • Travel & Health – will launch November 5th, 2013

The first part of the survey, out now, will take you 15 minutes. The closing date of the survey is December 31st, 2013 so be sure to enter before the end of the year. As an added incentive, participants are entered to win £1,000 cash (or opt to donate to charity).

17 Sep

Expat Survey goes live!

How are things on the other side of the Channel, pond or even world? The Expat Survey, an independent research study on migration and expatriate life, has gone live on the internet and is asking expats from around the globe what life abroad is really like. Whether you moved overseas for a better quality of life or to pursue a career opportunity, share your opinions and experiences for your chance to win 1,000 pounds cash.

The Expat Survey asks about every expatriate experience, whether or not their expectations have been fulfilled, what expats miss about home and even enquires after advice and tips for others contemplating a move to a new continent.

The study is comprised of three sections. The Migration and Lifestyle survey is available now, Retail and Finance from 10th September, and Travel and Health will hit the web on 5th November. All surveys are sponsored by independent companies and will remain online until 31st December in order for the organisers to collect as many responses as possible.

It is hoped that the results will help hundreds of publishers and businesses around the world to provide better services for expatriates.

All those who participate in the survey will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win 1,000 pounds in cash.

More information and the current survey, please visit: theexpatsurvey.com.

16 Sep

The Expat Survey

Is the grass really greener on the other side?
Enter the world’s largest expat survey for your chance to WIN £1,000 cash!

Calling all expatriates of any nationality! Have you moved overseas for a better quality of life for your family, to pursue a career opportunity or simply for a change of scenery to the place you always adored? If you have then we really want to hear from you and this is the opportunity to make sure your voice is heard.

Whatever initiated your move ‘The Expat Survey’ invites you to share your opinions on a variety of different topics. Whilst there are the usual questions requiring you to tick boxes, the research study breaks away from convention and enquiries about your experience, whether or not expectations have been fulfilled, what expats miss about home and requests tips and advice for others contemplating a move to a new continent. Your input will make a valuable contribution to understanding how those residing outside their country of origin can be supported, so that organisations and companies that specialise in servicing expatriate communities and individuals can understand their needs better.

In a world of rapid change and volatile economies, with the diversification and consolidation of businesses resulting in employment instability and mounting stress, many have chosen to move overseas in the belief that the grass is greener on the other side. For some a permanent move, for others temporary; in many cases for a life-style change, for others there has been no choice. Whether it has proven to be the best or worst decision you ever made, your feedback is essential.

‘The Expat Survey’ is the largest independent research study ever undertaken on migration and expatriate life. Led by the ex-head of research for BBC World, it does not share any information with third parties and has no links to Governments whatsoever. It is entirely independent and promoted, but not sponsored, by almost 100 publishers and reputable companies servicing expatriates around the world, such as the international accountancy firm Chantrey Vellacott DFK and the specialist expatriate insurance company Clements Worldwide.

Conducted as an annual rolling programme the study comprises three surveys – ‘Migration & Lifestyle’ start date 15th July, ‘Retail & Finance’ start date 10th September and ‘Travel & Health’ start date 5th November 2013. Whilst the main thrust of each survey lasts 8 weeks, all surveys will remain live until 31st December so that a continual collection of responses takes place.

Those that complete all three surveys are automatically entered into a prize draw to win £1,000, which you can opt to donate to charity if you wish. Please go to www.theexpatsurvey.com to find out more and complete the first survey which has now gone live.

13 Sep

Complete The Expat Survey to enter a prize draw to win £1000!

Migrated to pastures new? Have your say now… Complete the survey here and WIN £1000 cash*

Is the grass really greener on the other side? Has your quality of life improved? Do you get more for your money? Feeling safer and healthier?

Wherever you are from and have moved to in the world we really want to hear from you!

* Or opt to donate to charity when you complete The Expat Survey Programme. 1,000 GBP or euros or dollars calculated on bank exchange rate as at the closing date of 31st December 2013.

11 Sep

The Expat Survey: Take Part and Win

All expats all over the world are being urged to fill in the largest expat survey ever – and if you do you could win money!

A brand new company called i-World Research Ltd. has decided to reach out and target the expat market by surveying them to within an inch of their lives!  They have launched The Expat Survey, which is being billed as “the biggest ever expat opinion poll” by The Telegraph.

The company behind the survey wants to reach out and connect with more expats than any other survey has, ever.  In fact, it’s hoped that 10,000 plus expats will find the time to fill it in.  Surveys can be very valuable to publications like ours in informing other expats and would-be expats about life abroad.  However, the trouble with surveys is, who has time to fill them in!

When it comes to this particular survey though, there is an incentive to complete it.  If you can find the time to fill in three lengthy sections, giving your opinions on subjects as diverse as migration and lifestyle, retail and finance as well as travel and health, you will be entered into a prize draw for £1,000 which you can either spend and enjoy, or give to a UK charity.

We’re interested in reading the findings when they are expected to be published in 2014, but we’re also a tad concerned that the survey is so long that many expats just won’t have time to sit and fill it in.  Those who are bored at work and have access to the internet may well be prepared to sit and tick many boxes…but others may prefer to dip in and out when they have 2 minutes free.

To that end we suggest that the IT brains behind The Expat Survey make it possible to save your answers so far…just a thought!

If you want to take part you could win, as stated: but perhaps even more of an incentive is that you can share your hard learned and earned tips and experiences with others.

How many of us have learned the realities of expat life the hard way – i.e., by falling foul of hurdles and pitfalls that could perhaps have been avoided if we’d had access to the advice of other expats.

The Expat Survey will not only be able to hopefully inform others, but of course it will inform the many, many companies which market and sell to expats.

Because expats aren’t really a true demographic as such – after all, what has a retired British expat living in Cyprus got in common with a French expat family relocated to South America – it can be hard for companies targeting expats to communicate with them effectively.

The collaborative partners behind The Expat Survey are companies like accountancy firm Chantrey Vellacott DFK, international insurers Clements Worldwide, and removal firm Bishop’s Move.  Such names could of course benefit hugely from knowing so much more about their potential clients.

But those who have come up with the idea for The Expat Survey are keen to state in a press release that the survey: “does not share any information with third parties and has no links to governments whatsoever. It is entirely independent and promoted, but not sponsored, by almost 100 publishers and reputable companies servicing expatriates around the world…”

Even so, we think the findings could be exceptionally valuable and powerful to so many diverse companies, groups and publications.

We wish the founders of the survey good luck with promoting it – and if you want to take part head over to The Expat Survey.

9 Sep

Is the grass really greener on the other side?

Enter the world’s largest expat survey for your chance to WIN £1,000 cash.  Please go to www.theexpatsurvey.com to find out more and complete the first survey which has now gone live!

Calling all expatriates of any nationality! Have you moved overseas for a better quality of life for your family, to pursue a career opportunity or simply for a change of scenery to the place you always adored? If you have then we really want to hear from you and this is the opportunity to make sure your voice is heard.

Whatever initiated your move ‘The Expat Survey’ invites you to share your opinions on a variety of different topics. Whilst there are the usual questions requiring you to tick boxes, the research study breaks away from convention and enquires about your experience, whether or not expectations have been fulfilled, what expats miss about home and requests tips and advice for others contemplating a move to a new continent. Your input will make a valuable contribution to understanding how those residing outside their country of origin can be supported, so that organisations and companies that specialise in servicing expatriate communities and individuals can understand their needs better.

In a world of rapid change and volatile economies, with the diversification and consolidation of businesses resulting in employment instability and mounting stress, many have chosen to move overseas in the belief that the grass is greener on the other side. For some a permanent move, for others temporary; in many cases for a life-style change, for others there has been no choice. Whether it has proven to be the best or worst decision you ever made, your feedback is essential.

‘The Expat Survey’ is the largest independent research study ever undertaken on migration and expatriate life. Led by the ex-head of research for BBC World, it does not share any information with third parties and has no links to Governments whatsoever. It is entirely independent and promoted, but not sponsored, by almost 100 publishers and reputable companies servicing expatriates around the world, such as the international accountancy firm Chantrey Vellacott DFK and the specialist expatriate insurance company Clements Worldwide.

Conducted as an annual rolling programme the study comprises three surveys – ‘Migration & Lifestyle’ start date 15th July, ‘Retail & Finance’ start date 10th September and ‘Travel & Health’ start date 5th November 2013. Whilst the main thrust of each survey lasts 8 weeks, all surveys will remain live until 31st December so that a continual collection of responses takes place.

Those that complete all three surveys are automatically entered into a prize draw to win £1,000, which you can opt to donate to charity if you wish. Please go to www.theexpatsurvey.com to find out more and complete the first survey which has now gone live.