Web Links

Global mindset development resources

  • www.clci.ntu.edu.sg
    Center for Leadership and Cultural Intelligence in Singapore is the world's first research center for cultural intelligence.
  • www.thunderbird.edu
    Thunderbird School of Global Management website contains many interesting articles about global strategy, business, marketing, leadership and management.
  • www.dialogin.com
    knowledge and learning community about international management and global leadership competence.
  • www.weforum.org
    the World Ecomomic Forum publishes a comprehensive series of reports about global issues.
  • www.economist.com
    offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, emerging markets.
  • hbr.org
    Harvard Business Review. Original research and first hand perspectives from leading thinkers around the world.
  • www.biztravelife.com
    information, tips and links for the business traveler. Contains hundreds of links: from clothing size converters to holidays worldwide.
  • www.theglobalist.com
    daily online magazine on the global economy, politics and culture.
  • www.insead.edu
    one of the leading international business schools. Their knowledge center publishes interesting articles about international tops in strategy, leadership, negotiations, etc.
  • www.mckinsey.com
    Mckinsey Global Institute publishes insights and research to understand the global economy.
  • www.strategy-business.com
    International business strategy news. Award- winning management magazine. Topics covered include international strategy, marketing, operations, human capital.
  • knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu
    Ivy league university Wharton's website contains a wealth of articles, videos, podcasts about intercultural management, marketing, strategy, people management and leadership.
  • www.leader-values.com
    provides students, researchers and practitioners with the best resources on leadership, innovation, organisation design. Has many articles about global or national leadership traits
  • www.iht.com
    website of the International Herald Tribune, renamed International New-York Times has the best of global journalism.
  • www.intercultural.org
    the Intercultural Communication Institute website has a bibliography containing an up to date list of books related to the fields of intercultural communication, diversity management, global business skills, virtual teams, etc.
  • www.transparency.org
    they publish the Corruption Perceptions Index.
  • www.blogsource.org
    interesting articles, opinion and information about offshore outsourcing.
  • www.iesfed.com
    international group of senior level corporate HR and recruitment executives, retained executive search professionals, human capital consultants and academics committed to the recruitment and success of executive leadership.
  • www.pew.org
    the Pew research center publishes global trends and attitudes.
  • www.hoganassessments.com
    online personality tests, articles and videos that help to assess and develop future business leaders.
  • www.globalbusinessnews.net
    contains many links to articles about global mobility, global talent management, strategy, radio shows, conference presentations dealing with international business and HR topics.
  • www.culturiosity.com
    is a portal of useful information, resources and articles about intercultural awareness and cross-cultural competency building.
  • www.china-brain.com
    the best China news and insights from the web in one place. Community site for China business professionals, academics, entrepreneurs and watchers.
  • www.intercultures.ca
    the Foreign Affairs and International Trade website of Canada is one of the best resources for country insights.
  • www.nation-brands.gfk.com
    the Nation Brands Index helps governments, organizations and businesses understand, measure and ultimately build a strong national brand.
  • www.hec.fr/knowledge
    knowledge portal of HEC Paris, containing a wealth of articles and videos about cross-cultural topics in marketing, strategy & management, business environment, technology & operations.

Spouse/ Partner Career resources

Global Mobility and Talent Management Data & Analytics

  • home.kpmg.com/xx/en/home.html
    their annual poll, Global Assignment Policies & Practices Survey presents benchmarking data and insights on how global companies manage their international assignment programs.
  • www.ey.com/gl/en/home
    they publish the Global Mobility Effectiveness survey as well as a wealth of other Global Mobility related insights.
  • www.pwc.com
    PricewaterhouseCoopers publish their annual global CEO survey: Talent Mobility and many other trends, issues, and data connected with Global Mobility.
  • www2.deloitte.com/global/en.html
    regularly publishes reports about Managing a Global Workforce.
  • www.accenture.com/us-en/company
    provides analytics and reports about Global Talent Acquisition, Mobility, Global Leadership Development and Global Teams.
  • www.bcg.com
    the Boston Consulting Group publishes the 200'000 Survey Responses on Global Mobility and Employment Preferences: Decoding Global Talent.
  • mobilityexchange.mercer.com
    the platform provides insights into Mobility trends, tools and data.
  • www.towerswatson.com/en
    publishes a Global Talent Mobility Study, as well as Compensation and Benefits surveys and data.

Travel and hotel Guides

  • www.worldtravelguide.net
    the WTG provides detailed and accurate travel content designed to inspire global travellers. It covers all aspects, from cities to airports, cruise ports to ski and beach resorts, attractions to events, and it also includes weekly travel news. Updated every day.
  • www.roughguides.com/destinations
    includes fact files, food and drink, festivals, accomodations, sightseeing and many more.
  • travelguide.michelin.com
    they publish the famous Green Guides containing detailed information about each destination, including the historical background, food and hotels, trip ideas for short breaks, etc.
  • luxecityguides
    Insider tips on the best hotels, restaurants & bars, shops and things to do in a city .
  • www.dk.com/uk/categoryTravel
    they are well-known for their highly visual guides.
  • www.fodors.com
    destinations, hotels, news, trip ideas and much more.
  • whc.unesco.org/en/list
    UNESCO World Heritage list.
  • www.slh.com
    website of the well known Small Luxury Hotels selection: boutique hotels and resorts.
  • www.lonelyplanet.com
    travel guides and phrasebooks.
  • www.mrandmrssmith.com
    help you to find and book the world's best boutique and luxury hotels.
  • www.contexttravel.com
    excellent website for the intelectually curious: the tours are led by phd level scholars and other experts living in cultural capitals around the world.
  • www.relaischateaux.com
    a selection of exclusive hotels and gourmet restaurants around the world.

Language resources

  • www.french.about.com or www.german.about.com
    hundreds of pages to learn French or German. For all levels. Covers topics such as vocabulary (with sound files), grammar exercises, texts, cultural aspects, learning tips...
  • www.bbc.co.uk/languages
    The BBC site for language learning. Interactive courses, videos and audio clips: essential facts, holiday phrases, games and worksheets.
  • www.laits.utexas.edu
    excellent online course, including grammar, vocabulary, communication topics, as well as videos and other audio files. French and German languages are available.
  • www.lepointdufle.net
    contains many links to French songs, vocabulary, oral comprehension, grammar, etc.
  • www.wirtschaftsdeutsch.de
    includes a lot of materials for learning Business German.
  • www.diplomatie.fr
    sponsored by the French diplomatic services. Publishes the excellent news magazine Label France which contains articles on every aspect of France today.
  • www.deutschseite.de
    contains many exercises and worksheets to learn the German language.
  • www.goetheinstitut.de
    the Goethe-Institut is Germany’s cultural institution and gateway to the German culture and language. Contains many useful links to exercises and texts.
  • www.nthuleen.com
    excellent site containing many exercises, worksheets, materials and resources for learning German.
  • www.learningpaths.org
    interesting site for discovering your learning style. Tips on how to improve one s learning strategies, language resources, questionnaires.
  • www.dw.de
    the deutsche Welle has free radio and tv content. Their section for learning German is excellent to practice listening comprehension.
  • www.livelingua.com/project
    this project is the internet's largest collection of free public domain language learning materials.
  • fluent-forever.com
    detailed guide to every step of the language learning process. It is a brilliant website that shows you how to learn new languages.
  • www.linguanet-worldwide.org
    sponsored by the European Commission programm for Lifelong Learning, this website contains thousands of resources for learning a new language.

Country profiles

  • www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook
    The world factbook published by the CIA. Statistical information on nearly all countries in the world.
  • www.cyborlink.com
    leading resource for international business etiquette and manners, as well as for cross-cultural communication. Using Geert Hofstede’s key indicators of culture.
  • www.worldvaluessurvey.org
    this survey is an investigation of socio-cultural and political change in 65 societies. Basic societal values and beliefs.
  • www.globaledge.msu.edu
    country insights, market potential indicators. Published by the Michigan State University.
  • www.doingbusiness.org
    data provided by the World Bank Provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement, across 155 economies.
  • www.simonanholt.com
    publishes the nation brands index- measuring the global perceptions of countries. Also take a look at the Reputation Institute and its Country RepTrak.
  • www.internationalist.com
    world's leading resource for international business. Provides info. and access to books, services, travel, companies and merchandise for the international businessperson.
  • www.kwintessential.co.uk
    free online culture guides on how to do business and respect local etiquette.
  • www.nationalgeographic.com
    the National Geographic Traveler section contains a ealth of information and tips about the countries in the world
  • www.geert-hofstede.com
    a world authority in cultural management. Compare your own management style with target countries.
  • www.eupedia.com
    guide to European travel, culture, History, linguistics and population genetics.
  • www.everyculture.com
    detailed illustrated articles on more than one hundred world cultures.

Useful tools for international assignees

  • www.accuweather.com
    weather forecast, local to international. World class weather radar plus your up to the minute weather report and current conditions.
  • www.xe.com/currencyconverter
    calculates live currency and foreign exchange rates. You can convert currencies and precious metals with this tool.
  • wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel
    Centers for disease control and prevention. Contains very useful information and resources for travelers, including vaccination.
  • www.who.int/ith/en
    international travel and health information and resources from the World Health Organization.
  • www.timeanddate.com
    world clock, time zones (meeting palnner across time zones, distance calculator and much more for the frequent traveller.
  • www.officeholidays.com
    provides calendars with dates and information on public holidays and bank holidays in key countries around the world. A valuable resource for planning meetings, increasing diversity awareness.
  • countrycode.org/how-to-call
    country codes: how to call internationally.

Resources and General Information for Expatriates

  • www.expatresearch.com
    offers the most up to date and credible research findings about global mobility, global careers and global families.
  • www.expatica.com
    provides news and information for expatriates living in, working in, or moving to Europe. Contains useful information on relocation, housing, job searching.
  • www.escapeartist.com
    one of the most comprehensive expatriate sites, including resources, links and directories.
  • www.relocationexpert.co.uk
    relocation expert website with excellent planning and checklists as well as advice on how to organize your move optimally.
  • www.easyexpat.com
    practical and up to date information about taxes, schools, accomodation, careers for cities all over the world.
  • www.expatinfodesk.com
    publishes city guides and also general information about moving and living aborad.
  • www.transitionsabroad.com
    guide to work, study, travel and living abroad. Publishes Transitions Abroad web magazine.
  • www.expatchecklist.com
    tips on what to look at when accepting an international assignment.
  • www.internations.org
    leading network and guide for expats in more than 390 cities worldwide. A wealth of information and tips!
  • www.tckworld.com
    third culture kids website containing many useful information about how to raise children that grow up in more than one culture.
  • www.justlanded.com
    useful information about expatriation: international jobs, rentals, country guides.
  • www.alloexpat.com
    with 50 000 visitors daily, it's one of the biggest expat forums on the net, connecting expats worldwide.
  • figt.org
    Families in Global Transition website contains several free resources for families, dual career issues, intercultural understanding and business practices, as well as Third Culture Kids topics.
  • www.expatexchange.com
    contains information about moving or retiring abroad, international jobs, health care, banking and finance and culture shock.
  • www.expat-blog.com
    online expatriate community. The living abroad website, by expats, for expats who share their experience abroad.
  • www.expatexplorer.hsbc.com
    HSBC's guides to moving, living and working abroad.
  • www.relocatemagazine.com
    News, information and support for HR, global mobility managers, global teams and those relocating, operating in or setting up new operations overseas.