Monday, June 7, 2010

Resources for Foreigners Moving to Mexico

Moving in general can be overwhelming, but when you are moving to another country, the stress level goes through the roof.  Which neighborhood should you live in?  If you have kids, where should you put them in school?  Are there any churches nearby with services in your native language?  Which hospital should you go to if anything bad should happen?  The questions are endless.  If you don't have time to explore your new city on a visit, your best bet are online resources.  Below I have compiled a list of the best resources for living in Mexico (in no particular order):

Solutions Abroad

Solutions Abroad is one of the most comprehensive resources for foreigners living in Mexico.  On the website, you can find everything from cost of living information to recommendations for cross-cultural coaching programs.

Escape Artist

Escape Artist has a compilation of articles and resources for those thinking about moving to Mexico (and other countries).  One of the great things about Escape Artist is that the articles are actually written by people who live and work in Mexico.  The articles cover even the most remote beach cities, and not just the big metro areas like Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey.

Expat Women

If you are a woman, single or married, planning a move to Mexico then is a must.  Not only does the site provide valuable information on relocation, it also provides tips on how to deal with homesickness and culture shock.  In addition, you can read success stories of other women who have been successful in creating a business abroad.

These are just a few of the many sites that provide valuable resources for foreigners moving to Mexico.  If you are being moved by a company, then you will probably have a relocation company take care of all of the details for you and won't have to worry about much.  I highly recommend doing as much research as possible before your move so that you are more well prepared for the changes that you will experience. 

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