- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 13, 2001

Books

• "Moving Your Family Overseas," by Rosalind Kalb and Penelope Welch, Intercultural Press Inc., 1992. The authors, both drawing from personal experience, provide humorous and serious insights to life overseas.

• "So You're Going Overseas: A Handbook for Personal and Professional Success," by J. Stewart Black and Hal B. Gregersen, Global Business Publishers, 1998. This book offers information and advice on everything from career considerations to cross-cultural adjustment.

Associations

• The Employee Relocation Council is a professional membership association concerned with domestic and international employee transfer. Its sections on news and education and its service listings might be helpful to people contemplating relocation. Address: 1720 N St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036; 202/857-0857. Web site: www.erc.org.

On line

• Expatexchange.com's Web site (www.expatexchange.com) is an on-line community for English-speaking expatriates offering information in more than 140 country and topic sections. Created in 1997 by several entrepreneurs, the site is supported by scores of volunteers and can be accessed for free.

• Monstermoving.com's site (www.monstermoving.com) gives visitors loads of information about moving, including mortgage calculators, city comparisons and housing referrals and sales. Monstermoving.com, an extension of Monster.com, is provided by the interactive company TMP Worldwide.

• Embassy.org's Web site (www.embassy.org) is a service of TeleDiplomacy Inc., an information technology and policy consultancy. The site, which serves as a resource of and for the Washington foreign embassy community, offers business-abroad information, an events calendar and maps to the scores of embassiesin the District.

• The State Department's Office of Overseas Schools Web site (www.state.gov/www/aboutstate/schools/index.html) is open to the public and contains background and contact information about American-sponsored elementary and secondary schools overseas, as well as current fact sheets on the 180 American international schools.

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