Kepler, John Z., et al. Americans Abroad: A Handbook for Living and Working Overseas. New York: Praeger, 1983.
Library Service Center HF5549.5.E45 A45 1983 LSC
Geared to the needs of the businessperson transferred abroad, this guide provides practical advice to facilitate one's transition into the new living and working situation. The last section is devoted to specific information about eight European and East Asian cities. Chapters include "Bringing up Children Abroad," "Safety and Security," and "You and the IRS."
Miller, Saul. Super Traveler: The Complete Handbook of Essential Facts, Regulations, Rights, and Remedies for Trouble-Free International Travel. New York: Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, 1980.
Library Service Center: K3974. T6 M54 1980 LSC
Although somewhat dated, Miller's guide is a good source of information regarding the legal, practical, and logistical considerations of international travel. Job hunting is not specifically addressed. Both the writing style and the format are understandable, concise and well-organized. Sample chapter titles: "Medical Problems," "Your Rights After Arrest," and "U.S. Customs." Among the ten appendices is one on "Legal Penalties for Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana for Personal Use." Highly recommended.
Nolan, Riall W. Communicating and Adapting Across Cultures: Living and Working in the Global Village. Wesport, CT: Bergin & Garvey, 1999.
Perkins HF5382.55 .N65 1999 Addresses the psychological aspects of cultural difference and communication. Provides advice for making cultural transitions.
Osland, Joyce . The Adventure of Working Abroad; hero tales from the global frontier. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 1995.
Perkins HF5549.5.E45 O8, 1995
The author, who teaches organizational behavior and has worked many years abroad, recounts anecdotes regarding Americans working in foreign countries. A thoughtful collection of expatriate experiences with chapters on finding and developing cultural mentors while abroad, living with the paradoxes of multiculturalism and the duty to enrich oneself while living abroad.
Weller, C. N. The Overseas Assignment: A Professional's Guide for Working in Developing Countries. Tulsa: PennWell Books, 1995.
Ford HF5549.5.E45 W4 1995
Despite the title, this book provides useful information for anyone trying to negotiate employment contracts, benefits or set up a household abroad. The book focuses on employees of indigenous companies who usually lack the support offered by American companies with overseas offices.
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