Expat Insider 2021 Survey: The Future of Working Abroad

Expats around the world talk about their career abroad and how they envision their future working life.

  • Working expats around the world are well educated and most frequently work in the fields of education, IT, and finance.
  • The concept of New Work is most important in the USA, the UAE, Finland, Estonia, and the Netherlands — and relatively unimportant in Japan, Egypt, South Korea, Turkey, and India.
  • A good compensation will remain more relevant than soft factors in a future working environment.

Munich, 14 September 2021  Why do expats move abroad? According to the Expat Insider 2021 survey by InterNations, 47% of working expats name their career as the most important reason for relocating to another country. Most of them found a job on their own (17%), were recruited internationally (15%), or were sent by their employer (13%). Just 2% moved abroad to start their own business.

The key focus of this year’s Expat Insider survey, conducted by InterNations, the world’s largest expat community with more than 4 million members, is the future of working abroad. Expats all around the world shared what it is really like to work abroad and described their working conditions. They also provided insights into how new working arrangements (e.g., remote work) are changing their working life and what they would like to see in the future.


Making Memories from Sunset to Sundown in August

From a day trip in the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains to a night out in Venice and Rome, our members are finding unique ways to make new memories — from sunrise to sundown. Check out what fun events and activities our communities across the globe have been up to this August and the anniversary celebrations you can look forward to in September.

Savor the Flavors and Sounds of Summer

What’s better than enjoying great music and fine wine with good company? On Sunday, 8 August, the San Francisco Peninsula Socials Group met up at a picturesque winery located in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The group savored a selection of wines while taking in the scenic views — with live jazz to round out the day! Thank you for hosting this amazing get-together, Alan S!


Building International Friendships throughout the Seasons

Be it summer or winter, hiking activities or winter dinners, we love to see our members build new friendships and foster existing ones. Since 30 July is the International Day of Friendship, this is the perfect opportunity to take a look at the many ways our events and activities bring expats and global minds together.


Blue Skies, Beaches & Picnics: June Is Here!

As many places around the world have been easing COVID-19 restrictions, our members have been able to enjoy great events together including days on the beach, city explorations, parties, as well as outdoor activities such as yoga, pilates, and cycling. Check out some of their highlights below!


This May We Celebrate Culture & Diversity

This May, InterNations members get together to celebrate the end of Ramadan, uplift different cultures, and enjoy each other’s company. Some even had the opportunity to witness magnificent views of the Burj Khalifa. Read about their highlights!

Cinco de Mayo, Boodle Fight & Mexican Food    

On Friday, 14 May the Doha Ambassadors Shan Vazhavila, Ankit Agarwal, Paul Barbalonga, and Angie Libradilla organized an online presentation for 230 attendees on Mughal architecture in India from the 16th to the 18th century presented by Hritika Bhagat. If you would like to attend a future event like this one make sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible!