When moving abroad for work, foreign assignees, international hires, and relocating spouses leave behind a nurturing social life. A lack of social interaction with others — whether through socializing, networking, receiving personal support, or any other type of engagement — could hamper social integration abroad. Access to socializing and networking, establishing friendships with expats and locals, as well as receiving peer-to-peer support all play a significant role in the social integration of these expats.
TheExpat Insider Business Edition, a report based on the 2018 Expat Insider survey with 18,135 respondents, delves deeper into the aspects impacting the social integration of foreign assignees, international hires, and relocating spouses.
Summary of the Key Findings for Social Integration:
Read theExpat Insider 2018 Business Edition:Expat Insideris one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive surveys on life abroad (18,135 expats from across the globe took part in the 2018 survey — 10% of respondents were foreign assignees, 19% were international hires, and 8% were relocating spouses).