Do you give your life abroad the big thumbs up? Last year 80% of expatriates confirmed they have an improved quality of life where they now live. 72% said they enjoy better climate and scenery, 67% an enhanced work/life balance and 63% a much greater sense of security. With all that is going on in the world, the team at The Expat Survey would like to know if these and other opinions have changed at all; and do you ever intend to return to your country of origin.
Zooming in on highlights from last year’s programme and focussing on current affairs and trends, there’s something for everyone. New topics for this year include education and studying abroad, politics and voting rights, changes in attitude towards investments, life’s little luxuries, fashion and lifestyle; as well as mental, physical and spiritual health.
The research team really wants to hear from you if you are living outside your homeland for more than 6 months in any one year; on either a temporary or permanent basis. Whether you are a business owner, employee, full time parent, student, retiree or any other status your contribution is important. Those that complete all three questionnaires are automatically entered into a series of prize draws with £1,000 cash, Amazon vouchers and Lebara SIM Cards to be won. Expats can also opt to join their growing international focus group.
The Expat Survey is the largest independent online research programme of its kind (it is also available by post if you would like to request copies to be sent to you text your name and address to +44 (0) 7792 045121). In 2013 expatriates of 89 nationalities responded from 125 countries to a total of 152 questions, producing the most comprehensive multi-topic profiles on their lives abroad. Comprising three questionnaires – Migration & Lifestyle, Retail & Finance and Travel & Health, the first part of their 2014 research programme is now live at www.theexpatsurvey.com
With no links to Governments and none of your personal details shared, the team hopes you will feel welcome to engage, express your views and share your adventures and experiences.
Your votes count too! The Expat Survey Consumer Awards (TESCA)
Servicing those that live overseas is often complex and requires a lot of dedication. Producing daily, weekly and monthly publications or delivering good quality customer care to somebody on the other side of the world, is challenging and requires significant skill and commitment. Importantly the information they supply or the care they provide, can be essential in the day to day lives of those living outside their country of origin.
The Expat Survey Consumer Awards have been launched to give expatriates the opportunity to nominate and commend the work of media owners and service providers that do an amazing job of adding value to the lives of expatriates, no matter who or where they are.
Voting is now open for the following awards:
Best Expat Blog
Best Expat Radio
Best Expat Newsletter
Best Expat Magazine
Best Expat Website
Best Expat Newspaper
To make your nomination and explain why you value them, simply complete the voting section when you have finished the Migration & Lifestyle questionnaire at The Expat Survey.
Voting for other awards will be launched as follows:
Best online retailer
Best Professional Advisor
Best Banking Service
Best Money Mover
Best Niche Service Provider
Within the Retail & Finance questionnaire going live on 30th October 2014
Best COMS Product
Best Relocation Specialist
Best Education Solution
Best travel Company
Best Insurance Provider
Within the Travel & Health questionnaire going live on 30th November 2014