Expat news in Spain

Silvana, singing her way from Italy to Spain
Everyday life
Silvana, singing her way from Italy to Spain
Silvana left Sicily to travel the world. And after living in London and Barcelona, it is in Ayamonte that the young singer decided to try her luck at her craft. Navigating between jazz, swing, bossa nova, pop and rock, Silvana tells us about her expat life as a singer.
An expat in Valencia talks about his routine during lockdown
Children
An expat in Valencia talks about his routine during lockdown
Expat.com meets Stefano, an Italian expatriate who lives in Valencia with his family. Let's talk about his routine between remote work and managing children during the lockdown.
Barcelona's population is half expatriate !
Barcelona's population is half expatriate !
Almost half of Barcelona's residents are foreign-born and this is a record. This was revealed last week by the Municipal Register of Inhabitants of the city. Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, an autonomous region in Spain, seems to be a haven for expatriates. This is due to two reasons: firstly there is record growth of expats joining Barcelona's multicultural composition that is rapidly changing the face of the city and secondly there are the deliberate efforts by the City Administration to transform the existing multiculturalism into an interconnected, intercultural community for all its citizens.

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A guide to managing your finances in Spain in this new era
Holborn Wealth Management
A guide to managing your finances in Spain in this new era
Does the UK leaving Europe mean you have to give up your plans to live, work, retire or invest in Spain? Absolutely not! But financial planning has become just as important as sun cream, after the UK left Europe. So, here is what you need to know about how to manage your finances in Spain right now.
Prepared for the future: The challenge of educating for an ever-changing world
The British School of Barcelona
Prepared for the future: The challenge of educating for an ...
Inspiring young generations to be global citizens in a multicultural environment will allow them to live and work anywhere in the world. The ability to manage the speed of change with the necessary social, emotional, cognitive and digital skills is the key to facing the challenges of the future.

Features

A glance at Spain's booming startup ecosystem
Work
A glance at Spain's booming startup ecosystem
Spain's pleasant climate, relaxed lifestyle among friendly people, international community, and access to talent are some of the factors that have been attracting foreign entrepreneurs to the country. If you're looking for new business opportunities abroad, Expat.com gives you some good reasons to launch your start up in Spain.

Expat interviews

Finding happiness in Spain
Everyday life
Finding happiness in Spain
Born in Rome, Valeria is an Italian teacher who has been looking for professional experience abroad. Her passion about the Spanish language and culture lead her to Madrid where she set up her own language school with students from all around the world. Valeria talks about her exciting expat experience to Expat.com and everything that makes her feel at home.
From America to Spain: Happily ever after
Moving
From America to Spain: Happily ever after
When Cat from Chicago, US graduated from high school, she went to Seville, Spain for her studies abroad. Oh! And for the tapas, the siestas, and the flamenco dresses. What was supposed to be a year abroad and an immersion in the Spanish language, has turned into a ten-year fulfilling expat experience. Ever since Cat decided to settle in Spain, she met her husband, bought a house, has worked in two different cities, and has become a mother. Today, Cat feels that Spain is her final destination, but who knows what the future beholds?
An environmentally-friendly expat in Spain
Everyday life
An environmentally-friendly expat in Spain
Originally from the Philippines, Gracela and her husband decided it wasn't the place for them due to the high level of air pollution, so they decided to discover the eco-friendly policies in the Spanish province of Granada. Currently in the process of learning Spanish and getting into the Spanish lifestyle, Gracela tells Expat.com a bit about living in Granada.

Global edition articles

From New York to Mexico: Tales of an expat mum
Everyday life
From New York to Mexico: Tales of an expat ...
Originally from New York, Sara has quite an interesting story to tell. On travelling to Mexico for the first time when she was 18, she immediately fell in love with the country. Today, she lives in Veracruz with her multicultural family. From an English teacher before the pandemic, she converted into a publisher and is enjoying being an entrepreneurr.
Relaxed rules in the UAE to retain expats
Everyday life
Relaxed rules in the UAE to retain expats
After more than a very complicated year for travel and international mobility, many countries are reopening slowly and smoothly. Amid the uncertainty and hopes for a better tomorrow, the United Arab Emirates is implementing new rules to attract expatriates from all over the world to revive their economy.
Expats and the Pandora papers
Everyday life
Expats and the Pandora papers
On October 3, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), a non-profit organization, released a damning new report on global tax evasion. The same organization is behind the Panama papers (2016), which shook economies and political systems worldwide. In 2021, the Pandora papers scandal reveals that the promises of 2016 were far from being kept.