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Resources for Dual-Career Couples

August 1, 2000
WorldwideOrganizations and Web sites:

ExpatSpouse.com. A virtual community that bringstogether a consortium of companies to offer networking and online resources for expatriatespouses and families. Content focuses on managing careers, helping families move andsettle in, and adapting to local communities and cultures.

Expat Exchange. One of the largest onlinecommunities for English-speaking expatriates, providing support for expats during allphases of the expatriation and repatriation process. Extensive bulletin boards andmarketplace.

Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas (FAWCO).An international network of 73 independent clubs that serves as a support network forAmerican women living and working abroad and is particularly active in the fields of U.S.citizens’ concerns, education, environmental protection, and women’s andchildren’s rights.

FOCUS Information Services. A clearinghouse ofinformation for expatriates and their partners in the United Kingdom. A nonprofitmembership organization run by and for international residents of all nations, FOCUSoffers a variety of services, publications, and programs on living and working in the U.K.13 Prince of Wales Terrace, London W85PG.

Booksand Guides:

CareerIssues

Bastress,Frances. The New Relocating Spouse’s Guide toEmployment. Impact Publications, 1993.

Bolles,Richard. The Three Boxes of Life. Ten SpeedPress, 1978.

Bolles,Richard. What Color Is Your Parachute? TenSpeed Press, 1999.

TheIndependent Study Catalog.Peterson’s Guides, 1998

InternationalStudy Telecom Directory.WorldWide Classroom, 1999.

Krannich,Ronald. Change Your Job, Change Your Life.Impact Publications, 1999.

Landes,Michael. The Back Door Guide to Short-Term JobAdventures: Internships, Extraordinary Experiences, Seasonal Jobs, Volunteering, WorkAbroad. Ten Speed Press, 1997.

Peterson’sGuide to Distance Learning Programs, 2000.Peterson’s Guides, 1999.

Phillips,Vicky, and Cindy Yager. The Best Distance LearningGraduate Schools: Earning Your Degree Without Leaving Home. Princeton Review, 1998.

Pybus,Victoria, and Louise Whetter. The InternationalDirectory of Voluntary Work. Vacation-Work, 2000.

RelocationIssues

Kohls,Richard. Survival Kit for Overseas Living: For Americans Planning to Live and WorkAbroad. Intercultural Press, 1996.

Rabe,Monica. Culture Shock!: Living and Working Abroad. Graphic Arts Center PublishingCompany, 1997.

Schell,Michael S. and Charlene Marmer Solomon, Capitalizing on the Global Workforce: A Guideto Expatriate Management. McGraw-Hill, 1997.

 

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