Articles of Life Abroad
Honoring our TrueProfile.io nurses for International Nurses Day! #IND2021

For International Nurses Day 2021, we shine a spotlight on some of our Members who share their interesting stories about life as a nurse.

10 May 2021 - Career
Get a Job Abroad, Faster

We packed this free whitepaper full of information on how to get a job abroad as a healthcare worker faster!

23 Mar 2021 - Life Abroad
Can I Travel During the Pandemic?

You can still travel during the pandemic but you need to take extra precautions, for yourself and others.

8 Jul 2020 - Life Abroad
COVID-19: Dubai to Allow Tourist Arrivals Starting July

Dubai will start accepting tourists into the Emirates starting 7th July, subject to strict health requirements.

1 Jul 2020 - Life Abroad
COVID-19: UK Government Scraps Fees and Extends Visa for Migrant Healthcare Workers

The United Kingdom extends visas and scrapped NHS fees for migrant healthcare workers.

10 Jun 2020 - Life Abroad
COVID-19: Emirates and Etihad Resumes Passenger Flights Back to the UAE

Emirates and Etihad have resumed flights back to the UAE, subject to entry restrictions.

1 Jun 2020 - Life Abroad
COVID-19: UAE Key Workers Stranded Abroad Allowed to Go Back

UAE Workers stranded overseas can now apply for a permit to travel back to the Emirates via the Twajudi Resident Service.

7 May 2020 - Life Abroad
Your Goal Settings for the Year Ahead

Learn how to achieve your long-term and short term goals. Let’s start with your goals for this year.

26 Dec 2019 - Career
Life Hacks for First Time Overseas Travellers

Have plans, will travel. We’ll give plenty of life hacks for the first time traveller abroad.

20 Nov 2019 - Life Abroad
How You Could Get Scammed With Your Boarding Pass

There are a lot of ways that the innocuous boarding pass can be used by nefarious people to scam you.

21 Oct 2019 - Life Abroad
How to Breeze Through Customs and Immigration

Make your airport screenings with customs and immigration as pain-free as possible with our tips.

14 Jul 2019 - Life Abroad
Here's How NOT to Miss Your Flight for Your New Job Overseas

Missing a paid-for flight is something that should not happen, but it sometimes does. How to avoid this catastrophe.

23 Jun 2019 - Life Abroad
Fall In Love With The City You Live In

Learning to love your new city can mean a world of difference to a migrant worker.

27 May 2019 - Life Abroad
What You Need to Know: Travelling Abroad for Work

There are details that you need to check if you’re leaving for a job abroad unlike when you’re travelling for leisure.

10 Apr 2019 - Career
Myths About Working in Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has long had an aura of mystery around it. Find out which stories about working there are true.

6 Mar 2019 - Life Abroad
5 Ways to Feel at Home in a New Country

A happy migrant worker is one who has made a new home away from home.

21 Feb 2019 - Life Abroad
How to Make Your Resolutions Stick

Make a new year’s resolution that you won’t abandon halfway through.

3 Jan 2019 - Life Abroad
How to Deal With Homesickness

Spending a year or two on a work contract away from home may take its toll on you mentally.

11 Dec 2018 - Life Abroad
Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Work Abroad

Working abroad for at least a year will not just be an experience to remember, but will change you for the better.

20 Nov 2018 - Career
How to Deal with Burnout When You're Working Abroad

You can’t just tap out and go home when you’re tied to a contract as a migrant worker.

15 Nov 2018 - Life Abroad
Why You Should Choose to Work in Abu Dhabi

The emirate of Abu Dhabi has a lot to offer for migrant workers.

8 Nov 2018 - Career
Why You Should Choose To Work In Dubai

Dubai is the go-to destination for most migrant workers.

30 Oct 2018 - Career
Easy Ways to Learn a New Language

It makes sense to learn a little bit of the local language as a migrant worker.

12 Oct 2018 - Life Abroad
Emergency Preparedness for Overseas Workers

Come prepared with a contingency plan so you will know what to do in cases of emergency.

4 Oct 2018 - Life Abroad
Travel and Work in New Zealand

Know more about the Working Holiday Visa scheme open to young people in New Zealand.

28 Sep 2018 - Career
Me Time is Vital for an Overseas Worker

It’s important to take care of yourself first, before you can take care of others.

20 Sep 2018 - Life Abroad
Rapport Building in a Multicultural Environment

What’s funny in one culture might be offensive in another. How to navigate rapport-building in a multicultural environment.

31 Aug 2018 - Life Abroad
How Exercise Can Benefit Your Life

Exercise can be your happy pill that can power you through your daily grind.

10 Aug 2018 - Life Abroad
Making Your Long Distance Relationship Work

Workers who scored overseas job contracts might need to leave their loved ones behind. Millions of people have made LDRs work.

31 Jul 2018 - Life Abroad
Money Matters: The Art of Diversification

Place your savings in different interest-earning financial vehicles.

26 Jul 2018 - Life Abroad
How to Avoid the One-Day Millionaire Trap

It’s easy to forget saving for a rainy day when the good times are rolling.

3 Jul 2018 - Life Abroad
Ramadan for Non-Muslims in an Islamic Country

What non-Muslim migrant workers in the GCC region should expect during Ramadan.

13 Jun 2018 - Life Abroad
Useful Phrases to Know When You're in Another Country

Make the effort to learn a few phrases in the local language if you’re going to another country.

23 Mar 2018 - Life Abroad
Easy Ways to Get Cheap Flights When You Work Abroad

How to get flights at a lower price other than collecting frequent flyer miles.

8 Mar 2018 - Life Abroad
Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Burj Khalifa Visit

How to make the most of your visit to the tallest tower in the world - the Burj Khalifa.

28 Feb 2018 - Life Abroad
Five Tips to Save Money When Working Abroad

You might think that you’ll go home with plenty of savings when you’re working abroad. Well, you need to work in saving it.

22 Feb 2018 - Life Abroad
How to Thrive as an Overseas Contract Worker

Learn to take care of yourself and have fun even when you’re away from your loved ones and working as a migrant worker.

13 Feb 2018 - Life Abroad
Your Dubai Day Trip Itinerary For Less Than US$100

How to make the most of your Dubai day trip with just US$100 in your pocket!

30 Jan 2018 - Life Abroad
Plan Your Vacation in Between Jobs Abroad

How to plan an enjoyable vacation without going broke.

11 Jan 2018 - Life Abroad
Practical Tips for First Time Travelers Abroad

Travelling overseas is not rocket science, but it can be daunting if this is your first time.

29 Dec 2017 - Life Abroad
Common Misconceptions About Living Abroad

The common misconceptions about people working and living overseas.

28 Nov 2017 - Life Abroad
An Overseas Workers' Checklist before Leaving Your Home Country

We’ve got a literal checklist for you if you are a migrant worker leaving your home country!

25 Nov 2017 - Life Abroad
Packing for Your Long Term Job Abroad

Moving overseas requires a bit of planning when it comes to packing.

23 Oct 2017 - Life Abroad
How to Stay Positive When You Live Overseas

It’s easy to say and hard to do if your loved ones are halfway across the world from you.

9 Oct 2017 - Life Abroad
Top Five Reasons Why You Should Work in Bahrain

Bahrain consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in for a migrant worker.

4 Oct 2017 - Career
Five Reasons to Travel to Khasab

Discover the hidden gem that’s called “The Norway of the Middle East”.

29 Sep 2017 - Life Abroad
In Plain English: Bitcoin 101

Bitcoin is just like any other currency, except that it’s digital. We’ll explain what it is in plain English.

17 Aug 2017 - Life Abroad
Qatar Fun Facts and Why You Should Work There

Qatar has a lot of fun to offer if you want to live and work there.

3 Aug 2017 - Life Abroad
Top Three Tips to Survive a New Job Overseas

A new job is stressful enough. Add to that the stress of moving to a new country.

25 Jul 2017 - Life Abroad
In Plain English: Where to Invest Your Money

What are the different investment opportunities available to you?

19 Jul 2017 - Life Abroad
Work Overseas and Have Your Family With You

It is possible for you to take your loved ones with you on an overseas working stint.

12 Jul 2017 - Career
How to become a Savvy Traveler

Read up on your destination country and familiarize yourself with the local culture.

4 Jul 2017 - Life Abroad
Pitfalls to Avoid If You Have an Overseas Job

A lot of overseas workers plan for retirement, but not contingencies.

2 Jun 2017 - Life Abroad
Protecting Your Data is Important for an Overseas Worker

Your personal information is as important as your real life property.

23 May 2017 - Life Abroad
Five Things to Love about Singapore

Singapore has a lot to offer, not just to tourists, but to migrant workers as well.

18 May 2017 - Life Abroad
How to Pack Your Bags Like a Jetsetter

There are tricks of the trade that frequent flyers use to pack their bags.

28 Mar 2017 - Life Abroad
Muscat Weekend on a Budget – Pinoy Style

You can explore Muscat over the course of a weekend from Dubai.

3 Jan 2017 - Life Abroad
An OFW Health Guide in Saudi Arabia

The healthcare system in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the most advanced in the world.

1 Dec 2016 - Life Abroad
15 Things You Need to Know About Living and Working In Dubai

Learn about the stuff that you need to know if you want to live and work in Dubai.

25 Nov 2016 - Life Abroad
The Art of Waiting in Airports - An OFW Guide

Make waiting at airports a fun-time instead of the soul-sucking wait that it can be.

31 Oct 2016 - Life Abroad
5 Key Things to Do When Landing an OFW Job in Bahrain

These are the first things you need to do once you arrive in Bahrain.

13 Oct 2016 - Life Abroad
The Desert: Fun Place to Check Out For Saudi-Bound OFW

Check out the fun activities that you can do in the deserts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

11 Oct 2016 - Life Abroad
The OFW Experience: Boredom and Homesickness

Overseas migrant workers might experience having a lot of time in their hands.

3 Sep 2016 - Life Abroad
Five Tips on Managing Your Money – An OFW Guide

You can save money and prepare for your retirement with these savvy tips.

15 Aug 2016 - Life Abroad
The Cost of Living in Dubai - A Practical Guide

Get a picture of how much it will cost to live and work in Dubai.

11 Aug 2016 - Life Abroad
10 Do’s and Don’ts in Saudi Arabia

Familiarize yourself with the local culture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia if you want to work there.

17 Jul 2016 - Life Abroad
Top 5 Tips before Working Abroad

If you dream of working abroad, you need to prepare yourself mentally and manage your own expectations.

14 Jul 2016 - Life Abroad
Top Five Reasons Why Living in Saudi Arabia is Great!

Countless migrant workers go to live and work in Saudi Arabia because it simply is a great place to live in.

23 Jun 2016 - Life Abroad
Benefits of Working in A Gulf Country

There is more to life in a GCC country than deserts and camels.

3 Jun 2016 - Life Abroad