Your assignment abroad: the 50 most common concerns

If you are reading this publication, it means you have an exciting opportunity to improve your career while expanding your personal horizons. In addition, if you have an accompanying spouse and/or children, they too are about to embark on an exciting adventure during which they will meet new people and explore new cultures.

However, even though this is a tremendous opportunity, you probably have a number of concerns. Moving to a new location, especially a new country, requires attention to many details, both personal and professional, and your move overseas is so much more than just the physical shipment of your household goods. Therefore, if your employer extends an international assignment offer, you should evaluate the opportunity from various perspectives.

This booklet addresses employees’ many commonly asked questions regarding international assignments. Since no two international assignment programmes are alike, these questions and answers are by necessity very general in nature. Specific queries regarding your specific individual situation should be directed to those responsible for your company’s international assignment programme administration…

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