19 Nov

Frustrated wives …revealed in part one of world’s largest expat survey

THE SECOND survey ‘Retail & Finance’ gets underway at www.theexpatsurvey.com and the third and final part, ‘Travel & Health’, is set to launch in November. Incredible results have emerged from the first survey, ‘Migration & Lifestyle’, providing details of expats in almost 100 countries.

The initial part examined what residents in their chosen community like or dislike about their adopted home; the media channels they follow and use to stay in touch with friends, family and the outside world and how easy or difficult they find it to integrate. In some cases relocation specialists involved in catering for career moves stand accused of not truly understanding and meeting the needs of women facing these difficulties.

“For some women, particularly those with children, the stress of corporate relocation borders on being a career and marriage breaker,” says Emma Wood, project director for www.theexpatsurvey.com. “Those contemplating a move are advised to use social media to contact other company employees, their spouses and other expats to get the full lowdown on what their move might entail.

“From the outset The Expat Survey team has committed to conducting a far-reaching global research programme, ensuring each survey in our three-part annual study connects with expats in a meaningful way.”

Despite the upheaval 71% of respondents intend to remain outside their country of origin; 22% disclosed they are considering moving to a new destination; 8% have a plan-of-action to achieve this imminently. Churches are praised for providing practical and spiritual support.

Several thousand expats responded, thanks to the coverage provided by media owners around the world and the support received from its reputable collaborative partners such as currency exchange giant Oz Forex; Vonage the award winning telecoms provider; Bishop’s Move the international removal company and Britishcornershop.co.uk the popular online retailer offering worldwide home delivery.

The second survey in the programme has been activated at www.theexpatsurvey.com. We need your input to understand your issues regarding personal and household expenditure, banking and investments and other considerations.

A phone line with answer machine is available so that expats without internet can ring in to request copies. Please call +44 (0)20 8464 5584 and state which surveys you require, your name, address and telephone number and the team will post them to you. Completed surveys can be returned by post or fax – contact details will be enclosed in the envelope.

IMPORTANT! The Expat Survey does not share any personal details with any third parties and has no links to Governments. 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.

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