Resources for Expatriates on Overseas Assignments 

The resources listed below are relevant to expatriates located globally and relocating to any part of the world. 

Country Information
Links within this section provide specific information on countries around the world. It includes facts and other relevant details on each country.

Lonely Planet: Destinations

Michigan State University: Global Edge

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency: CIA World Fact Book

U.S. Library of Congress: Country Studies

U.S. State Department: Background Notes/Country Facts Sheet

U.S. State Department: Country Specific Information

Education Information

U.S. State Department: Schools Worldwide - Information on international schools around the globe.

U.S. State Department: Special Education Needs Overseas Seminar - Links to video presentations of seminars on overseas special education issues.

Health Information

U.S. Centers for Disease Control: Traveler's Health -   The Center for Disease Control website provides information on health alerts, immunization recommendations for various global destinations


Security Information
These websites provide information on security alerts worldwide as well as available security training opportunities.

Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Website

U.S. State Department: Security Training (Non-Federal Employees)


Travelling Overseas with Pets
Useful tips and information for pet owners moving across borders to and from the U.S.,  as well as to and from other countries.

U.S. State Department: Pet Certification Requirements

U.S. State Department: Pet Shippping Tips

U.S. State Department: Returning to the U.S. with Pets


Other Resources for Those Living Abroad

American Chambers of Commerce Abroad

Expat Blog

Expat Exchange

Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas, Inc.


PLEASE NOTE: The above links are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement by Worldwide ERC®