The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) provides access to state-provided healthcare in all European Economic Area (EEA) countries (and Switzerland) at a reduced cost or free of charge. The card can be used at general practitioners, hospitals or pharmacies.
One of the most difficult things about being away from the place you are from if leaving those you love behind. In cases of emergency, it doesn't matter if you are 10 minutes or 10 hours away - you want to be there. No matter what the emergency, the best defence is a plan.
Experts, expats, veteran travelers, and parents all around the world agree – having health insurance is a wise choice if you don’t want to have to pay an exorbitant amount for medical attention. This article will help you to better understand international health insurance and what you can gain from it.
Kids away at camp experience it. People on a long vacation may feel twinges of it. Almost every expat battles it at one time or another. Homesickness. Simply defined as "longing for home and family while absent from them", homesickness affects some expats severely enough to cause them to move home.
A pregnancy is always a time of change and upheaval. Having a baby abroad can be even more difficult as you are frequently without the safety net of your friends and family. Even basics like how to find a doctor, birthing procedures, or even how to say baby can be out of reach. Just like so many things in expatriation, research and planning are the key to a successful pregnancy abroad.