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Language barriers, cultural missteps and frequent bureaucratic hurdles mean that being a foreign resident comes with some unique challenges.
That’s where we come in. Becoming a member of The Local is your gateway to all of the news on everything going on around you, as well as all the information you need to lead a seamless international life.
Or dream of a seamless international life, if that’s more your life stage right now.
Membership at The Local gives you unlimited access to the news, information, cultural features, language guides and community that can take your life abroad from an exercise in survival to the exciting time you had envisioned when you made your plans.
We are a team of international residents ourselves, who started in 2004 with an email newsletter and a desire to translate the news into a language we could understand. We know the ups and downs of international life and have funneled all of these lessons and experiences into countless how-to guides and explainer articles, all designed to make your life easier.
We are award-winning journalists, who don’t settle for just making the news accessible to English-speaking internationals. Having a team of journalists spread over nine European countries, there are a lot of viewpoints to draw from, and we think this makes for articles with a perspective unique from anything else you’ll find.
Our role is to serve our readers and give you a voice by listening to your stories and covering the issues you raise.
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Perfect for a family member or friend interested in exploring a new country
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