Calling all Expats – Have your say in the biggest expat survey ever
Do you love being an expat?
Is the quality of life in your overseas home as good as you expected?
Has the weather lived up to your expectations?
Are you disappointed by the employment opportunities?
A lot of thought and consideration usually lies behind the decision to take the plunge and move overseas, and often the opinions and experiences of other expats can be a big help in the process.
Existing or former expats are able to provide an invaluable insight into an area and way of life, the type of first-hand knowledge you simply can’t get from research or fleeting visits. Consequently, opinion polls are a very useful tool for both expats and expat service providers.
According to the Telegraph, Max Media International is promoting the largest expat-focused opinion poll ever attempted.
It has been estimated that up to 10,000 expats could take part in a mammoth research survey which will be divided into three sections; health and travel, migration and lifestyle, retail and finance.
Questions will include ‘What do you miss most from home?’ and ‘Did your move meet your expectations?’
Participating expats are then entered into a prize draw for the chance to win £1,000.
Max Media International commented: ‘The expat survey is the largest independent research study ever undertaken on migration and expatriate life. [...] It is entirely independent and promoted [by nearly] 100 publishers and reputable companies servicing expatriates around the world.’
The following, more comprehensive, statement was also issued to explain the poll’s aims: ‘The dynamics of migration and the logistics of catering for the needs of expatriates are complex. It is often the case that wannabe expatriates envisage relocation will be easy, and often it isn’t. The survey is not conventional [...] but contains questions which ask the expat for their real experiences and tips and advice for others contemplating a move. We also ask which organisations they found most helpful so that those pulling out the stops for expats when they find themselves in a difficult position receive recognition in an information centre we shall be launching next year.’
If you’d like to air your views and be in with a chance of winning £1000 you have until the end of December to enter!