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Ask My Readers: Expat Positions
June 25, 2008 - 3:10pm

I have no idea how to answer this one, but I'm curious, so anyone with knowledge is invited to comment:

I am a university administrator(classified staff) at a large university. I have a unique role in that I offer student services to our distributed campuses including one in the Middle East. Recently, I was asked to apply for a position in the United Arab Emirates, where I have been traveling and working in Education for two years. What are the big issues to consider in taking on a new position of this kind? How would I know what the actual pros and cons to becoming an expatriot are? What are the pitfalls?

Wise and (literally) worldly readers – what say you?


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