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Internet Resources
for International Personnel Management

Nicole Hennig, Systems Librarian
Bose Corporation, Framingham, MA
May 19, 1998

Expatriate Employee Resources

Yahoo - Expatriates

Use this directory as a starting point for finding information on education, health, personal experiences of expatriates, embassies and consulates, and more.

Travel Health Online

This site includes health information for traveling abroad, including U.S. Department of State travel advisories, health precautions, disease risks, immunizations, and current health concerns. The information is updated daily and comes from the Center for Disease Control, U.S. Dept. of State and other official sources.

Expat Chat

Use this site to access a discussion forum made up of expatriates from around the world. Pick a region and read the discussion or ask a question of other expatriates. Great for informal information sharing between expatriates!

Embassies and Consulates

Pick a country to see a directory of embassy web sites for that country.

HR Managers Resources

Expatriates and International Relocation
A Guide for HR Managers from The Mining Company

This is a guide to articles for HR managers on placing employees abroad. Includes titles such as "Myths of Expatriate Life," "Benchmarking Expatriate Policy," "Special Challenges of International Relocation Management," "When Should a Company Consider an Independent Provider for Expatriate Support Services?," and more.

Managing Global HR
Arthur Andersen Human Capital Services


This guide for global HR executives includes surveys for benchmarking policies and procedures, best practices for global HR, and upcoming conferences and events.

Books and Journals

The Art of International Living: Providing Support for a Global Mobile Lifestyle

This is a bimonthly online and print newsletter written by expatriates for expatriates. The emphasis is on helping family members from the corporate, military, and international communities live a rewarding and well-balanced lifestyle.

Transitions Abroad Magazine

Transitions Abroad is a bimonthly guide to practical information on alternatives to mass tourism: living, working, studying, or vacationing alongside the people of the host country. Includes a directory of language programs abroad and study opportunities abroad. There is much helpful information for families of employees working abroad.

The Adventure of Working Abroad: Hero Tales from the Global Frontier
Managing Cross-Cultural Transition: A Handbook for Corporation, Employees, and Their Families


These 2 books are just two of the many books available that can be found by searching the online bookstore, Amazon.com. Try searching on topics such as "cross-cultural orientation," or "employment in foreign countries."

Other Resources

Searching a commercial database for journal articles:

Northern Light

Much of the best information is published in journals that are not freely available on the Internet. Use this search engine to find and purchase journal articles for a small fee. Be sure to select "Special Collection" before entering your search. This feature allows you to search their database of over 2 million journal articles from 3,400 sources. Prices range from $1 to $4 per article and you can search and read the abstracts for free. Try searching on "expatriate employees," for example.

Have a professional do the research for you:

1) Check with your corporate library staff

2) If you have no library, try the Association of Independent Information Professionals

The Association of Independent Professionals (AIIP) is an international association of owners of information businesses. Their referral program allows anyone with research or information service needs to obtain contact information for up to three AIIP members who may be able to help. This is provided by AIIP on a no-cost basis.

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