expat life

American vs British Business Culture

American vs British Business Culture: Are They So Different? by Teva Serna Both the UK and the US share the same language. Both have strong historical, political and economic links. Both usually have the same international political agenda. But does this mean they have identical business cultures? Many assume that their cultural differences are negligible…. Read more

Doing Business in China? Avoid These Costly Mistakes

  by Teva Serna Top Tips for Doing Business in China: Costly Mistakes to Avoid As the second largest economy of the world, China offers many lucrative business opportunities for Western businesses. However, with a political system and a business culture that is notoriously different, it can sometimes be tricky to develop fruitful commercial relationships… Read more

The Rise of Scandi Languages & the Key to Work-Life Balance

  Why ‘Everyone’ is Learning a Scandi Language Since Denmark was named the happiest country in the world in 2013, and Nordic Noir TV and film has gained not only a huge cult following, but a huge mainstream following, with the transmission of Forbrydelsen (The Killing) in 2011, Cactus Language Training has seen a significant… Read more

Moving Abroad? Our Top 5 Considerations

Moving Abroad? Our Top 5 Considerations If you’ve been offered the opportunity of becoming an expat with your employer chances are that the complicated parts – the visa, health insurance, tax planning, capital gains, pensions, accommodation, shipping of furniture and possessions – will largely be taken care of by your employer. However, there are a… Read more